The Economical Insurance Group Team Leader, Corporate Communications Contract in Waterloo, ON

The Economical Insurance Group

Branch Waterloo ON CA

Team Leader, Corporate Communications
Waterloo, ON

If language is your passion, you think critically, pay close attention to detail, and enjoy inspiring others, this team is for you….

Team Leader, Corporate Communications (One-Year Contract Position)

If you’re an effective leader who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, with a team who delivers compelling communications, we’d like to hear from you.

Reporting to the manager of corporate communications, you’ll be responsible for leading the corporate communications team in the development and execution of effective internal and external communications.

We’re looking for a team leader who is a skilled communicator, writer, and editor with proven experience in creating effective communication strategies and plans for a variety of audiences. If language is your passion, you think critically, pay close attention to detail, and enjoy inspiring others, this team is for you.


  • Work with communication specialists to identify and recommend communication strategies that support Economical’s mission, vision, values, and goals
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of communication plans for internal and external initiatives
  • Represent the corporate communication team at strategic meetings with internal and external stakeholders
  • Assign communication projects to specialists and provide ongoing support through their implementation
  • Review and edit written communications
  • Write executive communications (e.g., announcements, presentations, speeches, etc.)
  • Support the business incident management team with the development of crisis communications
  • Maintain and implement the corporate communication’s writing and style guide
  • Inspire and engage communication specialists to achieve their professional development goals, as well as company goals
  • Meet weekly with each specialist to provide ongoing support for communication initiatives


  • Must have experience leading successful communications teams
  • Must have at least 5 to 7 years of progressive communications experience in a fast-paced environment
  • Solid understanding of various communication and social media channels
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills
  • Strategic capability to develop and implement innovative communications about complex issues
  • Excellent strategic planning, project management, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience consulting with senior leadership on communication best practices
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong stakeholder relationships across diverse groups
  • Proven experience in delivering effective, engaging employee communications
  • Must be a people person


  • University degree Communications or English
  • An English degree in Rhetoric and Professional Writing an asset
  • IABC membership an asset
  • Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC) Certification an asset

Please be prepared to share a portfolio of your work.

If this sounds like a fit we want to hear from you!

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Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Waterloo, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-10-13
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