Director Media Relations, Corporate Spokesperson (Corporate Services) - CAN00424

Media Relations Director Toronto, Montreal or Ottawa

Director Media Relations, Corporate Spokesperson (Corporate Services) – CAN00424

Job Family: Communications

Location: Montreal, Toronto or Ottawa

Status of Employment: Permanent, Full-time


What it’s like working at CBC/Radio-Canada

At CBC/Radio-Canada, we create content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms. You would be joining a team that thrives on making connections and telling stories that are important to Canadians.


Please note the position can be located in Toronto, Montreal or Ottawa (preferably).


Your role

Reporting to the Executive Director, Public Affairs, in the Strategy and Public Affairs group, you ensure that Canadians, directly and through other media, have timely, accurate information about CBC/Radio-Canada, its objectives, and its activities. Your work enhances the Corporation’s reputation and helps Canadians see the value of their public broadcaster.


As Corporate Spokesperson, you are the public face of the Corporation in dealing with media. You build positive, professional relationships with journalists, responding effectively to media inquiries, and finding opportunities to profile our story, strategy and plans.


You are an experienced media professional who monitors and analyzes developments in order to plan effective communications strategies. You advise senior leadership accordingly. You use social media and understand when and how to be part of social conversations.


You can identify opportunities and issues, and implement the most effective strategy for action. You will ensure coordination with the media relations departments of our English and French services. You will support the Senior Executive Team so that messages are consistent and effective across the Corporation.


You are an expert communicator who thrives in an often fast-paced, high-pressure environment.


We are looking for a candidate with the following:

  • University degree in journalism, public relations, communications or a relevant field of study.
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in communications, media and/or public relations.
  • Proven experience managing multiple priorities under pressure.
  • Bilingual (English and French). Oral and comprehension are mandatory. Exceptionally strong writing skills in at least one official language required.
  • Ability to manage staff and direct those both above and below you in the organization.
  • Exceptional tact, discretion, diplomacy, and sound judgment.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.


If this sounds interesting, please click on ”Apply online”. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to reflecting our country’s diversity. We can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. As an employer we value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace. For more information, visit the Diversity and Inclusion section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us by sending an e-mail to


You are invited to familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website. All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment. We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest. In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest.

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