Corporate Communications Manager

  • Destination Vancouver
  • Management
    • Full Time | 
    • Permanent
  • 210-200 Burrard Street Vancouver
  • 1 position available
  • Accessible Employer: Yes
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on January 15, 2024

Job Description

 Are you an agile communicator and quick thinker?
 What about an exceptional storyteller and writer who can create a narrative in any
medium and in any style?
 Are you excited about Vancouver as a place to live, work, play, experience and explore?

If so, Destination Vancouver’s Manager, Corporate Communications role could be the right match for you. Reporting to the Director, Communications & Stakeholder Engagement, the Manager, Corporate Communications supports the implementation of Destination Vancouver’s communications strategy, tactical communications initiatives and development of compelling stories.
The Manager is a resource for internal teams in developing stakeholder and external communications and providing strategic communications counsel. The role works to advance Destination Vancouver’s strategic priorities and strengthen the organization’s reputation.
Strategic Accountabilities:
1. Daily issues tracking and monthly media analysis and reporting.
2. Implementation of new and revamped external-facing communications tools and on-going content development. Communications tools include but not limited to Destination Vancouver’s corporate website and newsletters.
3. Writing and production of Quarterly Performance Reports and reporting related to Destination Vancouver’s annual Business Sprint.
4. Implementation and ongoing maintenance of Destination Vancouver’s intranet.
Position Responsibilities
• Responds to relevant media inquiries and manages emerging issues that can affect the organization, destination and/or our industry partners.
• Manages corporate and stakeholder communications to ensure clear, consistent, effective and timely messaging to key audiences.
• Supports the implementation of innovative and effective media relations, advocacy and communications initiatives that raise the profile of programs and Destination Vancouver priorities.
• Works with internal teams to ensure the Destination Vancouver story is told consistently and in a timely manner to all relevant stakeholders.
• Develops presentations, speeches, key messages and other corporate messaging as required.
• Collaborates with key industry organizations and partners including the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Hotel Destination Association, Destination BC, and Destination Canada, Vancouver International Airport, and the Port of Vancouver.

What are we looking for?
 We are looking for candidates with at least five (5) years of related experience in corporate and strategic communications, media relations, issues management and content development.
 Superior ability to write, edit and create compelling content are key recruiting criteria.
 Building and maintaining strong partnerships and working with media to position and manage corporate reputation are strengths.
 Must possess project management skills and be able to manage competing workstreams to deliver simultaneous projects and meet tight deadlines.
 Demonstrated initiative, diplomacy and sound judgement. Excellent interpersonal skills.
 Ability to manage and coordinate proactive media relations activities and provide strategic counsel to internal colleagues.
 Fluency in written and spoken English is required with fluency in additional language(s) an asset. Bachelor’s Degree in English, Communications or a directly related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Who are we?
Destination Vancouver is one of the world’s most dynamic destination management organizations, delivering on a mandate of destination development and promotion that positions Vancouver as a must visit global destination.
Our purpose is to transform our communities and our visitors through the power of travel. This underpins everything we do and how we communicate with potential clients, engage with partners, and support our 800+ members.
Destination Vancouver has a fabulous product and a powerful brand. Our success is measured through the triple bottom line approach of an equal emphasis on people, planet and prosperity. And as a private, not-for-profit business association, our continued relevancy is based on supporting our industry, responsibly and sustainably managing the destination, and building a competitive global destination brand.
What do we offer?
This role is based in Destination Vancouver’s corporate office with proximity to transit and downtown amenities.
We are proud to offer a competitive total rewards program including 3 weeks’ vacation (15 days) to start, an annual recognition plan, extended health care, health spending account, personal spending account, matching Group RRSP program, transit reimbursement, Team Member Referral program, training and development opportunities, and a flexible work environment.
Expected starting salary range: $$75,000 – $88,000
Destination Vancouver believes in and provides a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment.

How do we connect?
If this sounds like you because you have the knowledge, experience and drive, and describe yourself as enthusiastic and fun, collaborative and focused on building positive and long-term relationships, we invite you to apply for this exciting position.
Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@destinationvancouver.com. The deadline to apply is February 15.
For more information, please visit http://destinationvancouver.com

Responsibilities & Qualifications

• Responds to relevant media inquiries and manages emerging issues that can affect the organization, destination and/or our industry partners.
• Manages corporate and stakeholder communications to ensure clear, consistent, effective and timely messaging to key audiences.
• Supports the implementation of innovative and effective media relations, advocacy and communications initiatives that raise the profile of programs and Destination Vancouver priorities.
• Works with internal teams to ensure the Destination Vancouver story is told consistently and in a timely manner to all relevant stakeholders.
• Develops presentations, speeches, key messages and other corporate messaging as required.
•Collaborates with key industry organizations and partners including the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Hotel Destination Association, Destination BC, and Destination Canada, Vancouver International Airport, and the Port of Vancouver.

Salary/Wage

Market Competitive

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