Senior Specialist, Marketing and Communications
Jeff & Lindsay Sage / 16 May 2023

The Fit

You like to make big things happen. 

You have a passion for developing and translating strategy into implementation plans and taking the lead to action them. You enjoy brand positioning and content development. You dig other humans and thrive on balancing a variety of important priorities and relationships.

Oh, and you’ve been doing this work for a while and have a track record as a marcomm professional.

Sound familiar? Then we want to talk to you!

The Role

This senior role steward plans, products and relationships, in collaboration with a committed team of other subject matter area specialists and strategists. It includes research, client discovery, tactical marketing and communications planning, content management and development, as well as client communications, over the life of a project. Project execution and timelines are critical in this role, which means tracking progress against the plan, consistent client connection and communication, and working with a team to manage timelines to help clients achieve their goals. 

This position works with a range of clients including large charities, corporations or public sector systems and networks, as well as national brands, and small and medium sized businesses.

The Responsibilities

  • Client Relationship Management | Key client supporter and partner, as lead on client communications, touchpoints, discovery processes and meetings
  • Research & Discovery | Lead or co-lead on research and discovery process development and implementation including designing surveys, running focus groups, conducting interviews, distilling themes and translating insights into recommendations
  • Planning & Implementation | Key author of and driver of implementation plans, translating strategy into actionable tactics and timelines, and managing overall project communications and timelines with clients, internal team members and external suppliers
  • Content Development/Management | Developer of content plans and frameworks, including brand positioning, web content and ad copy copy, in partnership with internal subject matter experts
  • Culture/Other Duties As Required | Support for sagecomm operations which may include social media, planning team events, and other projects as required

Team Relationships

  • Reports to: Vice President, Strategy & Operations 
  • Works with: Clients and our internal team in iterations that vary by project (Special Teams) and may include contract staff and suppliers

Skills and Expertise

  • Min 5-7 years progressive experience in the marketing-communications space 
  • Ability to think strategically about a client’s marketing and communications opportunities and translate them into strategies that achieve goals and objectives
  • Experience in stakeholder engagement including running focus groups and one-one interviews (or similar experience)
  • Strong copywriting skills for everything from brand positioning to ad copy 
  • Experience building and managing relationships including, but not limited to, project or account management 
  • Desire and skills to consistently manage multiple projects with different needs and competing deadlines
  • Self-starter that enjoys problem solving and work collaboratively with other professionals 
  • Interest and desire to wear many project hats including creating work product and project management
  • Above all, an unrelenting commitment to excellence on behalf of brands, causes and communities you serve

How We Work

You might be the person we are looking for if:

  • you jive with both independent work and digging out wicked problems with a team
  • you’re looking for a job where you can contribute meaningfully to a variety of organizations doing interesting and important work
  • you still want to be home in time to plan a healthy dinner or meet friends for drinks (in fact, in our remote-first approach, you might already find yourself at home on a flexible day so you can accept deliveries or walk your fur baby or have lunch with your mom/BFF/new squeeze or run your kid’s lunch down the street when they forget it!) 

Remote First

At sagecomm, remote-first is about balance and wellness and flex for your life, as well as a priority on team culture and relationships. Remote first doesn’t mean being on your own, it means intentional time together as a group and one-one in our modern downtown office space, while having the time, space and flexibility to be productive in your way. It means the option to work in an office and flexible work-from-home options, schedules and culture activities, without a set all-team, in-office schedule each week. 

Total Compensation Philosophy

At sagecomm, we look at compensation from a total rewards perspective. For us, compensation includes base salary, incentive pay, benefits and company-wide perks, flexible time off policies, and team experiences. 

Our compensation philosophy, developed in partnership with a third party expert, is intended to ensure all of our compensation decisions are equitable, fair and competitive, consistent with our shared policies and beliefs and transparent and understandable, among other transparent criteria that are shared with our team.

Our compensation types include:

  • Base salary (competitive with market benchmarking)
  • Spot bonuses
  • Benefits and perks
  • Vacation
  • Professional development 

In addition, our team enjoys:

  • Three weeks vacation eligibility on day one of employment
  • Annual holiday season shut down in December of approximately 5-7 days per year
  • Fridays off before long weekends from May to September including Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day (+ Easter Monday)
  • Seven flexible personal health days per year (to manage all types of personal and family health – physical, mental, emotional)
  • Set budgets for home office enhancements and supplies, beyond your company-provided premium home office set-up
  • Annual learning budget and team professional development experiences (e.g. conferences) 
  • One personal spiritual day annually
  • One paid volunteer day annually (for your personally selected charities)
  • Annual budget for team bonding including a culture coach, major life event celebrations and seasonal events, which generally happen quarterly
  • Ongoing equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) learning opportunities through guest speakers / teachers, a regular book club and more
  • A continuous recognition culture that celebrates wins, milestones and outstanding contributions through virtual and in person celebrations on both a formal and an informal but frequent basis

Equity and Diversity

sagecomm welcomes applications from all qualified folx. We are committed to employment equity and diversity in our workplace and welcome applications from, but not limited to, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, persons with any sexual orientation and persons of any gender identity or expression. If you require any special accommodations throughout the recruitment process, please let us know as you apply.  

While we absolutely do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or family status, we’re constantly striving to do better than that. Because ensuring equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation isn’t a destination, it’s an ongoing journey. We care about your talents, your passions, and how you treat those around you. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind.

How To Apply

Please submit your resume and a brief on why you think your marcomm and problem solving skills would be a good fit at sagecomm, via Remember, we’re just as interested in how you think as we are in your finished product. 

Deadline: May 28, 2023 (anytime before the midnight hour)

About sagecomm

For the past 15 years, sagecomm has supported brands, causes and movements across North America with market research and stakeholder engagement, marketing-communications and brand strategy, public relations and issue management, and range of creative and digital implementation services. Our clients span a range of sectors, including health care, legal and educational leaders, tourism and economic development agencies, commercial food service and hospitality, growing small and medium sized enterprises in technology, finance, food and beverage, business consulting and insurance; and public and nonprofit organizations who are tackling some of Canada’s most pressing social issues. 

100% of our business is repeat and referral.

100% of sagecomm clients said they would refer us to their peers/professional colleagues

And, we were named one of London Inc’s Best Places to Work in both 2020 and 2021.
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