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RateHub // financial product comparison site
 
Marketing, Full Time    TORONTO, Ontario, Canada    Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
 
   
 
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ABOUT US

We are a talented team of digital marketers, developers, designers & content creators hacking away at our website, Ratehub.ca, Canadas leading financial product comparison platform (think Kayak or Expedia, but for financial products). We compare mortgage rates, credit card rewards, deposit returns & insurance quotes. We love helping Canadians save money by empowering them with the tools to make smart financial decisions. We believe in financial transparency, product innovation, entrepreneurship & community. That is our modus operandi.

 

We're currently looking for a Communications Specialist to join the Ratehub team. This role will make an impact by helping us grow our brand awareness in Mortgages & Banking & Investments Business Units, as well as help us ensure that Ratehub.ca is the go-to personal finance destination for Canadians. This is a great opportunity for a resourceful & self-motivated individual to join a company that is growing exponentially. Prior experience working with financial products is a strong asset. We are looking for a bright, attentive & caring team player to pick up concepts quickly & communicate them easily to others. Ratehub.ca offers a friendly, innovative & collaborative work environment in downtown, Toronto. Our talented team drives our success, & we support each individual in fulfilling his or her potential.

 

CULTURE FIT

Fun: You bring your whole self to work & make an effort to contribute to our work place culture in a positive way

Do the right thing: You are able to assess both customer & company needs to make good business choices

Growth mindset: You love to learn & try new things

Hunger: You turn passion into action

Willing to Help: You care about your team members & are willing to help out outside your realm of expertise.

Impact orientated: You are motivated by results & track to completion

 

YOUR QUALIFICATIONS

Analytical: You can breakdown complex information into simple output that is easy to understand & make data-driven decisions

Data-minded: You can make numbers tell a good story, or connect a good story back to the  underlying numbers.

Resourceful: You dont have all the answers, but you know how to get them

Quality control: You self-edit & submit only your best work

Proactive: You are never idle & love being busy

Project manager: If a task is assigned to you, you take complete ownership over it

No job is too big or too small mentality

Positive attitude: We have a great culture & want to preserve it

Bachelor's Degree in journalism, public relations, corporate communications or acceptable combination of equivalent experience would be a strong asset.

Minimum 2 years of relevant communications and/or media relations experience.

Demonstrated understanding of communications principles & practices as they apply to traditional & new media relations & social media.

Experience negotiating & landing major stories in print & digital media, radio & television.

Experience articulating positioning/messaging within context of media stories.

Experience with news writing & editorial strategy across owned, social, earned & paid channels.

Outstanding verbal & written communication & the ability to write both strategically & creatively under tight deadlines; ability to write, edit & revise content, structure & format of written materials.

 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

Write, edit, & circulate media pitches, external content partnership pitches, press releases, & other communications materials.

Execute media outreach efforts activities such as data report releases, product launches, & newsworthy content pieces to build brand awareness for Ratehub.ca & CanWise.

Execute external content partnership outreach efforts to place content that drives traffic back to Ratehub.ca

Generate ideas for fresh, creative media campaigns & external content partnership pitches.

Identify industry trends & other news opportunities to pitch relevant & compelling stories.

Monitor, track, & report on media coverage & external content partnership initiatives.

Work closely with Mortgages & B&I Business Unit Managers to secure media coverage & external content that reflects Ratehub.cas SEO goals.

Support Communications team as-needed:

  • Maintaining media lists, brainstorming cross-functional campaigns, conducting research
  • Build, maintain, and engage with a network of media, influencers, and content partners
  • Manage Social Media Accounts (creating/scheduling of posts and managing responses/community engagement)
  • Manage internal communications (i.e. monthly Ratehub Inc. newsletter) 
  • Managing external Awards applications for Ratehub and CanWise
  • Managing speaking opportunities for Ratehub (Mortgage and B&I) and CanWise

 

JOB PERKS

Competitive salary: We know its expensive to live/work in Toronto

Flexible hours: Enjoy a couple more hours of sleep in the morning, if you want

Benefits: Health is wealth

Casual dress code: If its good enough for you, its good enough for us

Team spirit: In-suite ping-pong, team socials & hackathons

Refreshments: Healthy snacks, cold drinks, soda water, & espresso

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your resume or a link to your LinkedIn profile, & a letter expressing why you want to work for Ratehub.ca & a writing sample. 

"Go the extra mile - it's never crowded"

Ratehub welcomes & encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

 

 

Ratehub welcomes & encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

 
 
 
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