Stantec System

Public Relations Specialist

1 week ago(12/7/2017 1:35 PM)
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We're active members of the communities we serve. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.


The Stantec community unites approximately 22,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents. Our work—engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics, from initial project concept and planning through design, construction, and commissioning—begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. With a long-term commitment to the people and places we serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. Stantec trades on the TSX and the NYSE under the symbol STN. Visit us at or find us on social media.


Reporting to the Canada East Public Relations Manager, the Public Relations Specialist is part journalist, part storyteller. The position plays a key role in supporting the general function of public relations counsel to leaders. Working in tandem with regional marketing teams, the Public Relations Specialist provides vital support in identifying, generating, and disseminating messaging, stories, and insight from practitioners and team counterparts for a variety of external platforms, including social media, traditional media, and the company’s external website.

Your Duties

Media Relations & Research

The Public Relations Specialist works closely with Public Relations Managers to foster and grow relationships with members of business and industry media at the local, regional, and national level. Assists in identifying, researching, and developing targeted media materials (e.g., news releases, story pitches, etc.) as well as maintaining the regional media databases to continuously strengthen our media outreach. The Public Relations Specialist also will proactively contact media members (jointly identified with the PR Managers) to communicate pertinent messages. The Public Relations Specialist will diligently monitor, measure, and report on the company’s regional media presence.


Social Media Content Support & Administration

This position works closely with the Public Relations Manager, the extended Regional Marketing and Sector Marketing teams, and practitioners to gather materials and content for use on the company’s various social media platforms, including the Stantec blog,, internal Community Sites, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and LinkedIn.


Content Support – Copywriting & Editing

Strong story-telling and writing skills are essential for this role. The Public Relations Specialist is a champion of the Stantec brand and an expert in implementing the Stantec Voice and Style Guide. The Public Relations Specialist develops dynamic content for external communications channels (e.g. bylined articles, blogs, etc.). In support of the organization’s branding initiatives, the Public Relations Specialist assists Public Relations Manager in adapting content provided by marketing and technical staff for use on promotional channels.



As part of the centralized Public Relations Team, this individual embraces a collaborative work environment and regularly meets with the Public Relations Manager to establish weekly priorities, assignments, and progress toward long-term goals. The Public Relations Specialist participates in larger Public Relations and Digital team meetings, as needed, to discuss specific initiatives and contribute to brainstorm sessions for story and promotional campaign development and content marketing strategies.


Thought Leadership Engagement & Development

Contributing to our people-driven culture, the Public Relations Specialist supports the larger goals of the Marketing, Communications & Public Relations team in identifying and engaging practitioners in thought leadership positioning activities and companywide campaigns (e.g. blogging, development of white papers, community engagement activities, etc.).

Your Capabilities and Credentials


  • Post-secondary degree in communications, public relations, English, journalism, or marketing.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in a marketing communications, public relations, or journalism-driven role (public relations or communications internship experience preferred).
  • Professional writing samples required.

Other Requirements:

  • Detail-oriented and organized, with exceptional prioritization skills
  • Ability to effectively balance multiple priorities
  • Fundamental understanding of the media landscape (traditional, social)
  • Bilingual (French and English) is an asset
  • Excellent interviewing, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment, as well as to work autonomously  
  • Familiarity with photography and video preferred

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