Communications Specialist

Communications Specialist

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The Digital Communications Specialist creates compelling content and manages communications channels for the Communications team. The Digital Specialist is a content and channel expert that coordinates Web communications, social media, video screen content, and oversees communication campaigns across the country. He/she is also a graphic design expert that can produce and oversee the creation of branded content. This is a fast-paced, goal-oriented job requiring the interpersonal and technical skills to bring innovation and inspiration to Corporate Communications. Enthusiasm and positive attitude are essential for the role, helping you gain the trust of colleagues and external parties alike.


• Develop visual content and updates for various channels including email, web, videos, and video screens
• Manage intranet communications and postings for internal Web channels in Canada.
• Manage external communications and postings for external Web channels in Canada.
• Maintain other intranet and external web pages as necessary, assist with site updates and conversions
• Create and produce branded graphic design content including posters, print media, advertisements etc.
• Write basic articles, posts and blogs for various internal and external communications channels.
• Support with the creation and maintenance of digital communication tools including email marketing systems and social media channels.
• Maintain video screen system and coordinate expansion.
• Assist with improving internal and external communication channels across the country.
• Assist with functional communication needs (IS, Legal, HR, etc.) for Canadian employees.
• Develop simple and effecting measurement program for basic communication metrics.
• Provide logistical and communication support for events.
• Assist in the execution of effective corporate communication strategies that drive business results.


• BA/BS Communications, Journalism, or related field
• 4+ years of experience working in Corporate Communications or related fields
• Perfectly bilingual in English and French
• Superior oral and written communication skills
• Proven track record of producing creative and strategic communications
• Strong creative and strategic content creation skills (articles, blogs, videos, infographics, speeches, events, etc.)
• Ability to edit written and visual communications from various sources
• Strong video production and editing skills
• Understanding of Content Management Systems (CMS) and proven web management and maintenance skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Adaptable and open to change
• Self-starter, highly organized, detail-oriented
• Proficient in Associated Press (AP) Style
• Fluent in the use of MS Office and Adobe suite especially: Adobe Premier, Photoshop, and InDesign
• Strong project management skills and ability to own large-scale projects from start to finish
• Strong capability for independent direction and decision-making
• Strong ability to communicate and collaborate across various corporate cultures
• Ability to function successfully within ambiguity and complexity
• Ability to build new communication programs and plans from idea to execution
• Ability to create and build relationships across geographic and cultural boundaries
• Ability to share vision and motivate large groups of people
• Ability to capture and communicate the voice of leaders
• Intermediate graphic design skills – uses branding guidelines to create a variety of corporate materials, including images, infographics, printed pieces, etc.
• Strong social media skills
• Experience working in a matrix organization
• Corporate video production and editing experience
• Digital signage content experience
• Experience managing communication and design agencies
• Experience with communication measurement

Additional information

ABB is an Employment Equity Employer and values a diverse workforce. ABB will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. In support of our Employment Equity Program, women, aboriginal people, members of visible minorities, and/or persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and self-identify in the application process. We also offer a stimulating work environment, competitive salaries and a complete benefits package.
ABB is prepared to act on requests for disability accommodations that might be required to allow any disabled person to access our facility. Please advise us if any attending person requires/requests some specific form of disability accommodation.
The masculine form is used as neutral gender and includes men and women.

Saint-Laurent, QC, Quebec, Canada
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ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees

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