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Jobline: Communications Associate - Iris Communications

Join the vibrant team at Iris Communications. Iris is on the look

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out for a collaborative, energetic, detail-oriented communicator ready to dive into exciting, complex, and challenging work. As a Communications Associate, you’ll be at the heart of our client work. You’ll work closely with clients and team members to support integrated communication strategies from inception to design to implementation and through analytics and reporting. At Iris, we believe creative solutions come from smart thinking. We think differently, and we’re looking for someone to add their unique perspective to our team. Your impact and responsibilities As an Associate, you will:

  • Work collaboratively as part of a team to provide strategic communications counsel and advice to clients

  • Deliver exceptional client service

  • Support the development and implementation of integrated communications strategies across paid, earned, shared, and owned media (PESO)

  • Conduct media and social media monitoring and analytics reporting

  • Support public affairs and advocacy efforts, including legislative monitoring and drafting briefing materials

  • Support the designing, planning and implementation of effective virtual and in-person stakeholder engagement and consultation processes

  • Contribute to new business development, including drafting proposals

Your role extends beyond communications, though; it’s about building lasting connections with clients and providing strategic solutions with a practical and realistic approach. Qualifications and what we’re seeking To thrive in this role, you need a background in a related field, 1-3 years of experience, and a degree or advanced diploma/certificate in public relations, marketing, or communications. While not required, experience in an agency setting delivering integrated communications, including social and digital communications, would be valuable. You must be a self-starter and proactive in tackling work and delivering results for clients. You’re a strong writer with the ability to create engaging content through effective storytelling. You’ll also need to be collaborative, detail-oriented, and focused on elevating others (our clients and our team). This role will give you many opportunities to grow – if you’re willing to dive in and learn, Iris might be a great place for you. What you’ll love about Iris Communications

  • Progressive, collaborative, and collegial atmosphere.

  • A competitive salary that recognizes your expertise.

  • Access to employee health benefits to ensure your well-being.

  • Connection – we don’t believe in silos and integrate paid, earned, shared, and owned channels to provide strategic counsel and advice to clients in diverse sectors.

  • Access to a variety of experiences – we work closely with our clients to become an extension of their team and offer one-stop-shop communications expertise. You’ll get exposure to all of that.

  • Opportunity to learn – we stay current and understand where things are going; this helps us better support our clients and enables you to keep your skills sharp.

  • Access to our network – through Iris, you’ll have access to our broad network, and have opportunities to attend various networking events.

  • Chance to make a positive impact – your work will make a difference in our organization.

A bit more about Iris Communications Iris is a strategic communications firm that helps clients navigate complex environments with creative and practical solutions that deliver results. Iris started as a public affairs and government relations firm helping organizations in regulated industries navigate complex stakeholder environments. While this skill set is a core competency, we support our clients with a wider set of integrated communications services. Led by partners and a team with experience in the business and government worlds, we offer a strategic, practical, and nimble approach. Iris is committed to employment equity and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds. If you require accommodations during the selection process, please state the nature of the accommodations in your cover letter. Contact Are you a passionate communications professional interested in exciting, complex, and challenging work that will have a meaningful impact on our clients, community, and region? If so, we should talk!




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