Communications Coordinator - Toronto, ON | Gowlings | | 05/02/13
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Communications Coordinator full-time

Location: Toronto, ON
Company Name: Gowlings ()
Category: Communications, Copywriting / Writing, Marketing
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Gowlings is a leading Canadian law firm offering a diverse range of services within IP, business and advocacy law to help organizations achieve their business objectives. Gowlings has over 750 professionals across offices in Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Waterloo Region, Calgary, Vancouver, Beijing, London, U.K., and Moscow.


We are currently seeking an energetic, detail-oriented team player to join our Business Development and Marketing Group. As a Communications Co-ordinator, you will be responsible for supporting and directly contributing to a variety of initiatives within the Marketing Department, with a specific focus on communications.


The incumbent's responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Writing copy for brochures, website content, internal announcements, newsletter articles, advertisements, legal guides and publications, and other marketing communications materials
  • Editing and proofreading a range of marketing communications materials according to in-house style guidelines
  • Developing editorial content for newsletters and other publications
  • Supporting media relations activities, including drafting news releases and media advisories, and assisting with media requests as necessary
  • Crafting key messages for specific groups, campaigns and initiatives
  • Co-ordinating the production and distribution of marketing communications materials
  • Providing a high level of service to internal clients both within the BD&M Group and the firm at large
  • Any other duties as required


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma, ideally in communications, journalism, public relations or a related field
  • At least three years of experience in communications, public/media relations, advertising or a related field
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, with strong knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation and style (Canadian Press)
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills; motivated to collaborate and co-operate with others to achieve the best-possible results
  • Openness to new ideas and strategies; desire to learn and gain expertise in new areas
  • Ability to multi-task, adapt quickly to changing priorities and deliver exceptional work in a fast-paced environment
  • High level of professionalism and attention to detail
  • Advanced skills in MS Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
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