Position: Director, Communications and Public Relations

Refined Substance provides communications, public relations, investor relations and marketing services primarily to the mining industry. Mining, like many other industries, has a unique lexicon of technical language, terminology, acronyms and ways of operating that are sometimes difficult for those outside the industry to comprehend. Refined Substance takes the substance of the information that its clients are seeking to communicate and refines it so that its meaning and significance is easily understood by any number of target audiences, be they investors, senior managers with limited mining background, media, employees, or the general public.

Do you like the freedom and flexibility of working mostly from home, but are still looking for a challenging, rewarding full-time opportunity with great potential for growth? We are looking for a bilingual (English and French) Director of Communications and Public Relations to help lead our team in providing these services to our current roster of clients. The selected candidate will be responsible for:

a) Project Management

  • Leading our team of consultants and specialists to deliver communications and PR initiatives such as website updates, social media content development, conference planning, investor outreach, and marketing materials
  • Assigning projects and work to team members and following up on its completion
  • Quality-checking work performed by junior team members

b) Client Service

  • Being the key contact for clients, interacting with them regularly and updating them on a regular basis
  • Receiving client requests and assigning them to team members or taking them on as required
  • Providing reports and updates to clients on a regular basis

c) Web Content Creation and Adaptation

  • Creating and adapting content for websites, in English and French
  • Working with a graphic designer to optimize the look and feel of websites in keeping with client’s brand identity and expectations
  • Ensuring that websites are user-friendly
  • Updating content as needed

d) Investor Relations Tools

    • Adapting copy and optimizing the look and feel of Powerpoint presentations to investors
    • Creation of fact sheets / flyers and banners/graphic displays for exhibit spaces
    • Helping to choose the most effective investor outreach opportunities for clients and maximizing their value by managing those relationships and preparing materials and content as required
    • Writing/adaptation of blog posts and placement-ready stories for publication in trade media (also to be widely circulated online via social media) and contacting publications that accept this type of story to arrange placement
    • Assist in developing responses to investor inquiries

e) Email and Social Media Marketing Management

  • Work with the team to create content for e-mail marketing using Mailchimp to selected audiences
  • Work with social media team to develop content for our clients’ social media accounts
  • Assist in monitoring social media and responding to inquiries

f) Team Leadership

  • Assist in managing our team of junior professionals
  • Assist with recruiting and interviewing of new hires and interns
  • Work with President to assign team roles for projects and clients
  • Assist in new business development initiatives

Technical Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing, editing and adaptation skills in English
  • Strong writing, editing and adaptation skills in French
  • Other language capabilities – an asset
  • Basic graphic design skills (Photoshop, Canva etc) – (an asset)
  • Knowledge of software including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Internet browsers, email etc
  • Knowledge of and access to social media networks (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.)
  • Owns a computer, has Internet access, and has the ability to work alone remotely with regular check-ins with the team via Zoom, Teams, or other means
  • Ability to update websites using WordPress (an asset)
  • Familiarity with CRM databases (an asset)

Personal Qualifications:

  • 10-15 years experience in communications, PR, investor relations, or a related field
  • Experience leading project teams and/or managing personnel
  • Self-starter with a healthy respect for deadlines
  • Imaginative and motivated
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Interested in learning new skills
  • Stickler for punctuation and details
  • Knowledge of the mining and/or technical industries (an asset)

Work can be mostly conducted remotely, with one in-person day per week (Wednesdays) to be worked at a central office in downtown Montreal. Occasional travel to conferences and events will be required (a few days every couple of months at the most).

This is a full-time (35 hours per week) position that offers a competitive salary and benefits. To apply, please send your cv by email to info@refinedsubstance.com

For more information about Refined Substance, visit www.refinedsubstance.com.

Only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.