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Senior Manager of Editorial Services Public Relations and Communications

Job Description

Edelman Public Relations is looking for an exceptional writer with marketing, journalism and PR experience to fill a full-time one-year maternity leave contract position in Toronto.

Reporting to the general manager, the senior manager will be responsible for the leadership and overall direction of editorial services in the office. S/he will be responsible for developing, writing and editing a wide variety of client materials across practices (Consumer Marketing, Health, Technology, Corporate) in addition to the overall direction and management of both internal and external Edelman marketing communications.  




·         Work closely with client teams across a wide range of practices and industries to create, edit and provide strategic guidance on the development of a variety of client communications. This includes but is not limited to: press releases, website copy, key messages, speeches, Q&A documents, newsletters, and presentations.  

·         Ensure all content is on-brand, consistent in terms of style, quality and tone of voice according to individual client team needs.

·         Be available as a writing mentor for junior staff members and as a resource to all staff members as required for writing/editing needs.  

·         Manage and oversee the continued growth of all marketing initiatives, both internal and external. This includes but is not limited to: award submissions, internal company newsletters, content for, case study development, company press releases, presentations and profile pieces for senior leadership as required.

·         Serve as a client contact and client lead on specialized writing projects.
·         Work closely with our new business team to review, edit and contribute to new business proposals as required.

·         Work seamlessly with our Canadian and global marketing teams to coordinate national and worldwide marketing efforts.

  • Acquire and maintain sound knowledge and understanding of Edelman policies, programs and practices and continue to evolve the editorial/marketing role within the office.

·         Possess a strong understanding of core financial constructs including revenue, profitability, pricing structures (hourly vs. retainer accounts) and be able to budget projects as required.

·         Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies and trends and demonstrate expert understanding of how they integrate into communications programs.


Qualifications and Competencies

·         Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Public Relations or a related communications field.

·         At least five to seven years of related experience in communications, preferably at an integrated marketing, PR, advertising agency or in the field of journalism.

·         Superior writing, editing and proofreading skills

·         Strong command of grammar, expertise in CP/AP style and meticulous attention to detail.

·         Experience planning and creating compelling materials for corporate, health, technology, B2B and consumer clients, as well as media and other external audiences.

·         Works well under pressure in a demanding, fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and urgent deadlines. 

·         Ability to exercise sound judgment, excellent critical thinking skills, and independent decision-making.

·         A self-starter who is assertive and entrepreneurial in sourcing out marketing and editorial opportunities both internally and externally

·         Well versed in client relations including understanding and assessing a client’s business and communication needs

·         A consummate team player who brings a passionate, positive and high-energy approach to delivering results

·         Expertise in all major business software applications (Microsoft Office, etc.) Knowledge of Wordpress and Campaign Monitor platforms as well as SEO an asset.

·         Proficiency in media relations an asset

How to Apply
Should you be interested in applying for this role, please send your résumé and cover letter to

Only those candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in working with Edelman Canada.

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Contact for Position
Nadia Mohamed
150 Bloor Street West, Suite 300
Toronto ON M5S 2X9


Job Location

Job Level & Type
  • Senior Level
  • Full Time Contract Position

Listing to be posted until:
Monday, March 11, 2013