Director, Public Affairs

Rogers Communications

Rogers Communications

Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Monday, July 3, 2023

Our Communications team is the heart of our organization. As creative story-tellers, we are always reaching into our pantry of assets to find innovative and strategic solutions to deliver a consistent message that highlights our commitment to our customers, communities, and team members across Canada. 

 

Come play a key role at Rogers by supporting every line of business through authentic, thought-provoking, and strong narratives that deliver impact and celebrate our teams’ dedication to building the future of innovation.
 
At Rogers, your journey is filled with limitless possibilities, let’s make your passion for story-telling possible.

 

Director, Public Affairs

 

We are looking for an experienced leader in public affairs with a passion for communications, public and government relations to join Rogers’ Corporate Brand and Communications team.

 

Reporting to the Senior Director of External Communications, the Director, Public Affairs leads a team that supports the company’s regulatory, legal and corporate affairs functions, driving proactive programs in support of building and protecting the company’s reputation, with a specific focus on public affairs, advocacy and media relations. 

 

Who you are...

  • You have a deep knowledge of working in a regulated industry and thrive in a fast-paced, results-driven environment.
  • You are a critical thinker and comfortable advising senior leaders on communications strategies and plans.
  • You have excellent writing skills and can summarize complex ideas in simple terms. 

 

What you will do...

  • Leads in the development and delivery of communications plans in support of Rogers’ regulatory and corporate affairs functions.

  • Partners with Legal, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs teams to manage government and regulatory issues and develop and deliver a proactive public affairs and advocacy strategy that deepens connections and helps influence key external stakeholders.

  • Works one-on-one with senior leaders to advise and draft key messaging, speeches, external presentations, effectively capturing content and tone.

  • Proactively develops and maintains relationships with industry and media contacts to stay informed and connected to relevant current trends and potential changes in the political and social environment(s) in which Rogers operates. 

  • Supports Rogers media relations activities by providing strategic advice on media strategy, counsel on issues, and identifying opportunities that will drive proactive media coverage for regulatory and corporate affairs activities.

  • Supports internal communications program and initiatives for Legal, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs teams.

  • Leads collaborative team of communications professionals, providing direction, assignments of work, and performance management. Contributes to growth and development of direct reports. 

 

What you bring...

  • 15+ years’ experience in public affairs, corporate communications with experience in media relations, issues management, public company communications, preferably in a highly regulated industry; experience in telecommunications sector an asset.

  • Proven ability to recognize impactful policy trends translating those insights into actionable ideas into a cohesive communications strategy.

  • Results-driven, creative, and collaborative team member who thrives in a fast-paced environment.

  • Expert communication skills (verbal/written/presentation); capable of distilling complex information into simple key messages.

  • Expert strategic thinking skills and judgement with in-depth project management skills.

  • Extensive experience providing strategic counsel to senior executives, and ability to influence and persuade across all levels of the organization.

  • Experience leading teams with proven experience in systematic team governance and performance management.

  • Ability to meet deadlines, dig into files, navigate a complex matrix organization, and demonstrate a sense of urgency.

  • Bilingual (English/French) an asset.

Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: No Selection
Work Location: 333 Bloor Street East (824), Toronto, ON
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Communications & Public Relations
Requisition ID: 291190
 

What makes us different makes us stronger. Rogers has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential. At Rogers, we value the insights and innovation that diverse teams bring to work. We work with our candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Rogers FAQ.
 
Posting Notes:  Corporate