Communication Specialist

Full Time
Toronto, ON
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description

Are you a kid at heart looking to build a career with a leading global children's toy, entertainment and digital gaming company?

At Spin Master, our unwavering commitment to open mindedness, integrity and innovation is a great part of what has made us an industry leader. How do we stay ahead of the pack? By hiring the best and brightest minds—and that’s why we want you!

Job Description:

What will you work on?

If you are a team player, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, and have a creative flair for creating and designing corporate communication products – we are looking for you!

The Communications Specialist will contribute to Spin Master’s success by assisting in the execution of strategic employee communications, channels, and content management. They will also support the growth of our philanthropic efforts, with a goal of helping ½ million children grow and learn through play.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Internal Communications, with a dotted line to the Senior Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, the candidate will have experience in executing employee communication strategies, including drafting materials for various channels; providing creative solutions to present content using software like photoshop and Adobe; coordinating philanthropy and volunteer events as well as working closely with internal teams to provide support as needed.

The Communications Specialist should have exceptional writing and creative skills, event planning experience, social media expertise and a keen eye for detail. The chosen candidate will model and act in accordance with Spin Master’s values and guiding principles. This position offers a Hybrid work schedule with a requirement to work 60% in-office at Spin Master’s global headquarters in Toronto.

How will you create impact?

Communications

  • Provide creative and innovative ideas and project manage through to execution, while communicating clearly and concisely.
  • Write, edit, proofread and produce creative and compelling communication materials that resonate with the target audience (intranet, newsletter, announcements, presentations, digital signage screens, townhalls).
  • Leverage design skills and knowledge to conceptualize, create and deliver a variety of high quality, on-brand visual corporate communications materials in digital and print format.
  • Develop design concepts for presentations, posters, templates etc. aligned with Spin Master’s corporate branding.
  • Support the development and execution of internal events like global townhalls, employee recognition and philanthropic events.
  • Calendarize, create and plan key social media content for company channels including Linkedin, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

  • Develop CSR-related content across a variety of platforms, including internal channels (newsletter, intranet, Benevity, etc.) and social media.
  • Work with the local philanthropy committees, helping to execute philanthropy and volunteer activations, including our signature holiday event Caring & Sharing.
  • Support the delivery of in-kind donations to various charitable partners within North America and collect impact reporting
  • Help coordinate Toy Movement missions including securing product, supporting logistics and working with charitable organizations to deliver toys to children globally.
  • Help develop content and collect data for Spin Master’s annual CSR report by liaising with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assist with the management of in-kind donation inventory and financial contributions.

What are your skills and experience?

  • Writing & Communication – Must have strong written and verbal communication skills, and experience communicating with internal staff
  • Digitally Savvy – Extremely proficient with Web research, Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, iMovie or Premiere Pro, After Effects, Spreadfast and Social Listening platforms such as Synthesio, HootSuite, and Brandwatch
  • Experience with graphic and web design – e.g. HTML, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
  • Strong MS Office skills – Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively to prioritize competing demands and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Passion for working in a team environment coupled with strong communication skills, to work closely with internal teams to understand communication requirements for a diverse range of projects
  • Proven experience working on executive internal communications
  • Experience organizing philanthropy and volunteer events
  • Three to five years work experience in corporate communication, employee engagement, social media or related field.
  • Bachelor’s degree (communications, journalism, English or business degree preferred); post-graduate certificate in corporate communications, public relations.

What you can expect from us:

  • Growth and Career Opportunities
  • Hybrid Work Model
  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Innovation, Collaboration and Fun
  • Comprehensive Benefits

#LI-Hybrid

#Spinmasterishiring

What you can expect from us:

Our mission is to Make Life More Fun with a vision to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and fun.

  • Growth and Career Opportunities
  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Innovation, Collaboration and Fun
  • Comprehensive Benefits
  • Other fun Perks!

What’s it like to work here?

Spin Master is a fast-paced, hands-on organization that provides many great opportunities for impactful decision-making; though our challenging start-up atmosphere isn’t for everyone, we have a proven record of opportunities for future advancement and internal transfers for our passionate and results driven team.

Everyone is welcome in our sandbox and we are committed to an accessible and inclusive hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants.

Spin Master strives to create an accessible and inclusive application and selection process and is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants who may require provisions to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes. Should you require an accommodation, please contact our Talent Acquisition team, by email at [email protected] or by phone at 416 364-6002 and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @SpinMaster to stay up to date on Spin Master career opportunities.

We do appreciate all interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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