Communication Specialist
Irving Oil
Saint John, NB
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

Are you a marketing copywriter who thrives in a fast-paced environment? Do you love planning, organizing and working with a collaborative team? As our Communication Specialist , you’ll activate the Irving Oil brand for our internal clients through project leadership, creative and strategic messaging, and a timeline driven workstyle. You’ll successfully lead projects and campaigns by understanding your clients’ goals, and then working with our Creative Services team to build effective communication plans and creative material to achieve your clients’ objective.

This is a 12-month contract position which will introduce you to Irving Oil, our brand and our business.

What you’ll need to succeed

Exceptional attention to detail
Excel at creative and creative copywriting
Ability to multitask while handling multiple clients and campaigns
Proficient time management and organizational skills
Confident when presenting creative ideas and concepts
Ability to think strategically to maximize the effectiveness of multi-channel communications
Open to feedback and revisions on all work assignments
Excel in a team-oriented environment; ability to work independently when required
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to build positive relationships
Enthusiastic, energetic and comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty
Flexibility in meeting clients’ needs outside of regular business hours
Excellent computer skills i.e. MS Office, both Mac and PC environments
Professional, self-starter
Strong knowledge of communication trends and strategy
Understanding of social and digital trends

What you will do

Work within and be familiar with the agency-client model
Write, create and communicate effectively in all day-to-day work
Excel in creative writing for content including, but not limited to, POS messaging, social and web content Understand and active Irving Oil brand standards in all written material
Meet with clients and key stakeholders to discuss and identify their communications requirements
Validate and communicate the details of campaigns, audience segmentation and client objectives to the Creative Services team
Work with the Creative Services team to develop ideas, strategies, creative and comprehensive media plans which meet/exceed the client’s expectations
Identify, cultivate and propose new communication tactics and opportunities to clients
Work with the Media Planner to develop and activate traditional and digital media plans
Consult the Consumer Insights Managers to refine concept and messaging to align with identified audience segmentation
Present and prepare campaign concepts, strategies and tangible assets to the client which meet brand standards and campaign objectives
Act as the point of contact between the client and the Creative Services team by maintaining regular contact with both
Set and manage timelines and workback schedules for all creative deliverables to meet key milestones within a campaign
Maintain a flexible approach in client relationships and campaigns to ensure needs are met as they arise.

Travel

Travel is not a requirement for this position.

Education and experience

Degree in Business, Communications or English;
Minimum of 3-5 years in account services with an advertising/marketing agency;
Previous agency experience considered an asset
Enjoy presenting to small and large groups

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