Jobline: Communications consultant, HR Communications


As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cooperators General Insurance, Sovereign Insurance believes your experience matters. This is our promise to not only our clients but to our employees as well because we know the strength of our company starts with our people. The smart, curious, and collaborative people who bring their whole hearts and passion to work each day. But you can’t pour from an empty cup; we take care of the well-being of our people so that they are inspired to protect Canadian businesses and the lives, families, and communities we impact. Join us and begin shaping your experience at Sovereign.

Reporting to AVP, Marketing & Communications, in this position you’ll be responsible for content creation that effectively communicates Sovereign’s HR strategies, organizational updates, and culture & engagement communications to an internal audience, and connects employees to the company’s purpose and values. You are an exceptional written and verbal communicator with a passion for the art of employee communications. You embrace working in an environment of change and can support effective communications to make an impact in a rapidly evolving organization. What you're responsible for:

  • Supporting Human Resources (HR) through the creation of impactful and compelling content (including sourcing, writing, editing, translating, and distributing) to support the understanding of Sovereign’s purpose-driven business strategy, organizational capabilities, high-performance culture, and other HR initiatives.

  • Co-ordinating a cross-departmental (Marketing, HR, Co-operators HR) content calendar to effectively coordinate employee communication to ensure a cadence of communications that are well-paced, consistent in tone, aligned to our brand and employee value proposition.

  • Using creative communication approaches and contributing to content on various channels: intranet (The Sovereign Source), email, Q&A social exchange, and employee newsletter. Content will include, but not be limited to, internal news articles, leader briefs, leadership messages, email announcements, program/project updates, blogs, surveys, podcasts, and videos, and you will make recommendations for new and enhanced content

  • Contributing to the strategy of building out HR communications as its own communications stream, and regularly monitoring the effectiveness of our communications tactics leveraging data & insights.

  • Building plans to regularly monitor the effectiveness of our communication tactics by leveraging data & analytical practices to improve our programs and strategies.

What to expect:

  • You may handle sensitive information where a high degree of confidentiality and discretion is required.

  • You may work on a virtual team or remotely. A high degree of autonomy is required.

To be successful:

  • You thrive on delivering our exceptional client experience through positive and engaging relationships; embracing accountability to achieve effective results.

  • You ensure your day to day actions are in harmony with the company’s purpose, vision, and values even when challenged.

  • You will support and guide others through changing conditions and encourage the exploration of new opportunities or innovations.

  • You value cooperative and collaborative dialogue because diverse perspectives offer more creative and productive solutions.

  • You have superior organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

To join our team:

  • 5 to 7 years of communication experience in corporate communication or internal/change communications through a variety of communication channels.

  • University degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing or related discipline.

  • Exceptional research, story ideation, writing, and editing skills.

  • Experience writing/creating/producing materials across a variety of platforms (electronic, print, social media, video, podcasts).

  • Strong judgement and interpersonal skills, including a proven ability to build relationships internally and work effectively with people at all levels of an organization.

  • Experience in change management or business transformation communication an asset.

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to take on challenging work and contribute your expertise, creativity, and passion in meaningful ways.

  • A holistic approach to your well-being, with physical and mental health programs and flexible work options.

  • The opportunity to work on an inclusive team who inspires each other to explore and achieve what’s possible.

  • An organizational commitment to sustainability and charitable giving; positively impacting the social, environmental, and economic well-being of Canadian businesses, families, and communities.

Interested in applying?

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Co-operators values a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment, and we're committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities during the recruitment process. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation, please contact the hiring manager.