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Manager - Corporate Communications (12 month contract) - Toronto

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Business Support Services Jobs
CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Jobs, PR & Communications Jobs
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Kinross Gold
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Job Description

 The Manager, Communications provides expertise and supports the communications department in a broad range of activities including: communications planning and strategy; internal communications and planning and execution of employee communications strategy; website and social media; issues management; drafting of media releases and supporting documentation; communication activities in connection with quarterly earnings releases and other corporate announcements; communications support of CSR initiatives; special event planning and coordination; and other duties as required.

Job Responsibilities

Manages the implementation of effective communications strategies to disseminate company messages

Manages reputation management needs for the corporate office, and the regions, as needed, developing key messages and other communication materials

Manages the timing and execution of announcements and/or news to optimize media coverage

Works with regions to develop strategic media plans and key messages, and manage communications issues

Monitors media coverage in order to rapidly disseminate important news within company


Manages effective internal communications

Development of editorial line-up and develops/edits content for online Kinross World company website; liaison with sites

Planning and execution of communication of projects, initiatives and announcements

Manages other employee communications/events as needed, including town halls


Manages corporate communications in delivering statutory reporting requirements

Supports the management and execution of the Annual Shareholder Meeting

Supports the development of Annual Report

Supports the quarterly reporting process including, but not limited to: background materials, media release, internal messaging, and media strategy

Assists in strengthening Kinross brand

Responsible for implementation and enhancement of company-wide brand standards

Oversees the Kinross website, and maintains the website to reinforce brand as well as to keep content up-to-date

Social media strategy and implementation

Education and Experience

University degree in related field of study

8+ related work experience or equivalent

First-class writing skills

Ability to create effective and realistic communication plans

Direct experience in working with media

Strong communications judgement in assessing audience communication needs, crafting appropriate messaging, choosing appropriate delivery channels, etc.

Proven experience managing communication products/projects/events

Thorough knowledge of web-based communications and familiarity with latest trends, new media etc.

Understanding of employee communication needs and issues

Experience in an industrial setting

Ability to effectively manage projects, fulfill project objectives and consistently meet deadlines; effectively communicate with and manage suppliers


Previous experience in the mining industry is preferred

Ability to learn quickly

Experience with communications systems and practices is an asset

Professional demeanor and willingness to be flexible in a fast-paced environment

Ability to communicate in Spanish, Portuguese and/or Russian is considered an asset.

Basic working knowledge of graphics programs is an asset

Ability to work independently or as part of a team

Previous experience working with CMS an asset

 The Kinross Corporate Head Office is located in downtown Toronto and supports Kinross operations and projects worldwide. Corporate functions include Finance, Procurement, Health & Safety, Human Resources, IT and Investor Relations.

Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.

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