Enterprise hiring Public Affairs Strategist

January 21, 2021

Position: Public Affairs Strategist

Location: Toronto, Hamilton or Ottawa

We’re looking for a connected and driven Public Affairs Strategist who understands how to build and maintain government and stakeholder relationships, as well as communications.

In this role, you would be joining a team that specializes in strategic communications planning, issues management, digital campaigns, government advocacy, public relations and media training. Your ability to support the development and implementation of government relations strategies is central to all of this.

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years experience working at an agency, or with comparable experience in a government or political role. This position can be located in Toronto, Hamilton or Ottawa.

What You’re Good At

Bringing a thorough understanding of government, politics and the process that drives decision making

Being able to work on multiple issues simultaneous in a fast-paced environment

Preparing top-notch presentations to government, letters to ministers and key officials, briefing notes, speaking points, and other content for clients

Cultivating key contacts in relevant government ministries and with external stakeholder organizations

Monitoring and following government agendas and activities across multiple policy areas as well as in the media

Planning and scheduling meetings, creating workback schedules and managing budgets and reports

Supporting senior members of the team to ensure alignment of core goals and objectives on files

Understanding best practices for communicating to government, influencers and stakeholders in a digital-driven environment, including knowledge of social media and public relations

What You Bring

Agency experience in public affairs or relevant background in government or political office

Education: post-secondary education in a related field

Ability to coordinate and manage budgets

A keen understanding of politics, policy, communications and social media

Self-starter with a strong work ethic

Attention to detail and excellent command of written and verbal communications (French is an asset)

The ability to work in a fast-paced environment

The Perks

Fun, energetic and collaborative working environment

Competitive compensation and benefits

A fully stocked beer and wine fridge

You get to work with a team of tightknit creative thinkers

Modern open-concept facilities located in great downtown neighbourhoods

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to careers@enterprisecanada.com

Who We Are

Enterprise is a national strategic communications firm with expertise in public relations, government relations, creative and digital. Our offices are located in Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, and Edmonton.

Hub at Enterprise is our in-house, digital-first creative team. Our designers, video producers, marketers and digital strategists help build, shape and move public opinion through emotionally-driven content and visual storytelling for some of Canada’s largest companies, brands and organizations.

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