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Vanguard Public Relations Manager, Vanguard Canada Full Time in Toronto, ON

Vanguard

Branch Toronto ON CA

Position:
Public Relations Manager, Vanguard Canada
Location:
Toronto, ON

Undergraduate degree in journalism, communication or PR, or an equivalent combination of training and experience….

Vanguard, one of the world’s largest investment management companies seeks a Public Relations Manager to develop, manage, and implement the Public Relations strategy for Canada.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements the Canadian PR plan in line with the business and marketing strategy.
  • Acts as the press representative for Vanguard, including handling press calls, providing clear information to media and building/maintaining relationships with news media.
  • Plans and proactively researches story ideas to proactively pitch to media representatives and places stories in target media.
  • Writes press releases and other content (e.g., statements, by-line articles, Q&As, press kits, bylines, factsheets, speeches, etc).
  • Develops a clear messaging framework and ensures that messages are consistently communicated across the region.
  • Works with the Group PR team to understand corporate strategy, priorities and positioning and aligns local and corporate messaging.
  • Develops and maintains strong collaborative relationships with internal resources.
  • Counsels management on public perception issues.
  • Arranges interviews with executives and portfolio managers and other experts, and fully prepares them for press engagements.
  • Manages any external PR agency relationships.
  • Keeps abreast of industry trends and regulatory changes and develops appropriate materials in response.
  • Manages crisis communications for Canada and aligns approach with the Vanguard Group.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • Undergraduate degree in journalism, communication or PR, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Graduate degree in communications or business preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Canadian asset management and financial services industry, including adviser and institutional markets with a strong understanding of the financial markets and investing concepts.
  • 7-10 years of PR experience in the asset management or related industry.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professional demeanor.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and independently on multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to explain complex subject matter in plain English.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in a second language (French) preferred.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-07-31
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