Senior Consultant, Media Relations


Offre publiée le 2024-03-23


Position Description :

CGI’s Global Media Relations Center of Excellence is seeking a passionate, proactive, and resourceful communications professional to join its team as a Senior Consultant.

The successful candidate will contribute to raising CGI’s profile and safeguarding its reputation by working closely and collaboratively with a global network of media relations professionals to ensure compelling and consistent messaging and support the sharing of best practices.

Reporting to the Director, Executive and Enterprise Communications, the Senior Consultant will also play a pivotal role in maintaining and enhancing media relations and crisis communication processes, and leading media monitoring and reporting activities.

Your future duties and responsibilities :

Global media activities

  • Provide advice and support to help Media Relations Business Partners protect and enhance CGI’s reputation.
  • Maintain and enhance global media relations processes, press release pipeline, guidelines, best practices, and tools to drive the adoption of impactful and globally coordinated media strategies.
  • Ensure the creation and dissemination of a daily press review, and weekly, monthly and quarterly reports that highlight the impact of media relations across geographies.
  • Review and align local and third-party press releases, ensuring that CGI messaging and guidelines are correctly reflected, and appropriate governance and compliance are applied.
  • Coordinate the development of media kits for strategic press releases, campaigns, and initiatives to align approach and messaging.
  • Represent Global Media Relations Center of Excellence across respective internal networks and update on activity.
  • Develop briefing packs and ensure that CGI messaging is correctly reflected.
  • Act as project coordinator and support the team in the development of new initiatives, programs, and projects to raise CGI’s profile and enhance market awareness.

Crisis Communications

  • Contribute to enhancing Crisis Communications Management Team (CCMT) processes, tools, best practices, and guidelines.
  • When the CCMT has been mobilized :
  • Support local and global team members in effectively managing the crisis.
  • Actively monitor and track media coverage in a timely manner.
  • Develop Q&A documentation and keep a log of CCMT decisions and activities.

Key skills & competencies

  • Ability to manage large concurrent projects and quickly adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Demonstrated ability to work calmly under pressure, handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality and effective judgment, particularly on tight timelines.
  • Ability to develop new processes and continually refine them.
  • Team player with the ability to work collaboratively across internal teams and geographies while taking into consideration cultural differences.
  • Conscientious and detail oriented.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role :

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, marketing, communications, or related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role, ideally in a professional services, technology, or related industry.
  • Exceptional written and spoken English.
  • French proficiency preferred.
  • Experience working with external partners and service providers preferred.


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