Communications Manager in Victoria, Canada

BC Ferries



Who We Are Looking For

BC Ferries is seeking an experienced communications professional to provide exceptional corporate and external communications in support of company-wide programs and projects. As Communications Manager, you must be a skilled writer to produce a variety of print and electronic communications to promote media, customer, stakeholder and community relations. You have the ability to translate technical material and terminology into plain language for public consumption.

The Role

Communicating corporate initiatives to our customers and British Columbians will be the primary role. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Developing communications strategies and plans for corporate and external initiatives

  • Researching, writing, editing and distributing a variety of communications materials varying from news releases, backgrounders, communications plans, reports, correspondence and newsletters to corporate website content

  • Proactively pitching a variety of stories to the news media and managing communications strategies for various company-wide initiatives

  • Developing a thorough understanding of our business and operations so as to prepare speeches and presentations for executive

  • Managing workload while supporting several projects simultaneously, working in close collaboration with project managers and key stakeholders

  • Acting as corporate spokesperson from time to time

  • Handling the media line on alternating weekends in the event of an emergency or operational incident

The Requirements

We are looking for team members who have the ability to work independently and produce complicated, high profile communications products that require little revision. Requirements of the candidate include the following:

  • An undergraduate degree, certificate or diploma in journalism, public relations, applied communications or a related discipline. Minimum of five years’ experience working in public relations, corporate or government communications, or a media newsroom.

  • Knowledge of current trends in print, electronic communications and social media

  • Experience working with senior executives and members of the media

  • A self-starter who takes initiative and requires little supervision

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and project management skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • Ability to work collaboratively and in a team

Join us!

If this sounds like your next great career move, please submit your cover letter and resume by March 28, 2023.

“We connect communities and customers to the people and places important in their lives”

At BC Ferries, our employees are our most important assets in delivering on our commitment to customer safety, service and satisfaction. We offer a unique West Coast working environment with diverse challenges and opportunities. Whether your goal is to work behind the scenes, onboard our ships, or within our land based operations, you are a key contributor to the BC Ferries team.

With 47 ports of call and around 500 sailings every day, BC Ferries is the largest independently-owned ferry company in the world. Dedicated to safety, excellence, innovation, and people, we are committed to continuously improving the west coast travel experience of our customers.

BC Ferries supports employment equity and diversity in the workplace and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals including women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others who reflect our ever-changing workplace.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Full Time

Job Post End: 3/28/2023

External Company URL:

Street: 1321 Blanshard

Post End Date: 3/29/2023

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