Communications and Media Manager
Irving Oil
Saint John, NB
Communications & Media Manager- Temporary 12-18months

Who are we?

Founded in 1924, Irving Oil is a family-owned company with operations throughout Eastern Canada, New England, and Ireland with a focus on providing exceptional service and high-quality products to our customers. Every day, we strive to put our good energy in action to bring families together, support the environment and local wildlife, and to create learning opportunities that empower the next generation.

Here's what you can expect from us
When you're a part of our team, you'll see how we bring good energy to our business and our employees. Together, we will support our corporate strategy, high standards and the communities where we live and work. Our collaborative approach, commitment to diversity and inclusion along with our safety-first culture helps reinforce our internal brand position where People Matter. That's why we're dedicated to the development of our employees, so that they can reach their career goals.

What you can expect in a typical day

Do you have a creative mind and a collaborative spirit? Do you love thinking of new and innovative ways to get the jobs done? As our Communications and Media Manager, you’ll lead a team of copywriters, and media planners in an agency-style environment and support them as they develop and activate creative and strategic campaigns for our internal clients. You’ll have a strong attention to detail, a solid understanding of media channels and become an Irving Oil brand champion – ensuring that your team produces high-quality and consistent material.

Working closely with the Creative Services management team, you’ll also help refine and develop processes to improve the flow of work and collaboration between streams. When large, high-impact campaigns are submitted, you’ll be actively involved in the message, media and concept development – from ideation and brainstorming all the way to the creative pitch to our clients. And when those campaigns come to an end, you’ll work with your media expert and partner agencies to understand the results and opportunities to be applied to future programs.

And at the end of the day, you’ll love seeing the final communication material in market – and you’ll take pride knowing that your talented team and collaborative clients helped build the Irving Oil brand for employees, customers and the community. This role is a temporary position for 12-18 months.

What you’ll need to succeed

Agency experience and/or management considered essential
Ability to lead and motivate a team in a fast-paced, high-volume work environment
Excel at creative and creative copywriting
Confident when presenting to your team or key stakeholders
Ability to work collaboratively in all day-to-day work
Exceptional multitasking skills when handling clients, campaigns and team leadership duties
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to build positive relationships with your team, clients and leadership
Enthusiastic, energetic and comfortable providing feedback
Strong knowledge of communication trends and strategy

Professional skills

Excellent computer skills i.e. MS Office, both Mac and PC environments
Bilingualism considered an asset
Professional, self-starter
Flexibility in meeting the needs of clients and your team outside of regular business hours
Exceptional attention to detail
Able to create strategic, multi-channel communication and media plans
Solid understanding of media channels and trends
Exceptional time management and organizational skills
Experience writing and developing digital and social content
Experience leading large and/or new program creative and communication development.
Provide strategic direction to internal and external creative, such as print and digital advertising, signage, web content, and customer communications.
Ensure band alignment across all work produced.
Review and assist with the development and activation of media buys and deliverables.
Strong knowledge of brand strategy, position and execution
Strong knowledge of digital marketing, social media and project management

Travel

Ability to travel is a requirement of the role.

Education and experience

Degree in Business with a major in Marketing or a Public Relations Degree
Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience including at least 5 years in a similar role or in an agency environment
Experience in the development of advertising and communications campaigns with successful outcomes
Experience working on large media buys, using traditional and digital channels, across multiple geographies
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Ability to work with colleagues at a wide range of management levels

Irving Oil supports a diverse and inclusive work environment and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants.

Job Requirements - Work Experience

Communications

Job Requirements - Education

Bachelors: Business Communications

Location

Saint John, NB