Job Posting Details

Canadian Paint and Coatings Association


Job Description


CPCA provides effective and timely communications to better serve its members.  CPCA is currently seeking a Writer/Editor to join our Communications team. In this role, the successful candidate is expected to produce high-quality content for internal and external communications and support the ongoing development and implementation of the association’s communications policy and plan.   The goal is to help develop and support high-quality communications materials to advance CPCA’s mission.

As a talented corporate communications professional with imagination and solid organizational skills, you will deliver high-quality copy for web and digital media, communications planning, presentations, articles, news releases, among others. No stranger to multi-tasking and working independently, you will also be central to the planning and execution of communications-driven events such industry conferences, committee meetings, webinars, member engagement sessions and more. 

Accountable to the Vice-President, you will produce timely and relevant ‘content’ for the Association’s social media accounts and e-bulletins, prepare media releases and brochures and other creative materials in support of ongoing communication initiatives. 
Specific areas of focus include but not restricted to the following:


·      Working with staff to provide assistance in the development of clear and effective communications to target audiences in support of the association’s work including articles, blogs, social media content, event planning and promotion, outreach materials, advertising, etc

·      Produce and edit compelling content for communications collateral such as backgrounders, brochures, advertisements, for relevant audiences through online, print and in-person channels

·       Recommend communications guidelines for all written and internet communications including style, format, font type and size, branding, and standardization of materials and related editing

·      Review existing communications tools to ensure effectiveness in reaching targeted audiences and make recommendations for changes or enhancements where needed

·      Assist staff in the development of general corporate correspondence

·      Communicate effectively with internal team members to ensure public facing communications projects are completed within set parameters and goals are achieved

·      Monitor and ensure all outreach to targeted audiences is optimized, current and in compliance with CASL requirement


·      Draft, edit and Coordinate the creation, distribution, and maintenance of CPCA print and electronic publications including but not limited to:

                -Monthly Newsletters

                -Regular e-bulletins

                -Regular Press releases

                -Reports and submissions

                -Annual Reports and publications

·      Work with internal staff and external publishers to ensure that the quality of the production for distribution meets established communication guidelines. 


Social Media/Web Support

·      Write, edit and solicit content for all platforms from a wide variety of sources

·      Review and edit all content for different audiences across all platforms to ensure the content is fresh and relevant

Media Relations

·      Working with staff to help compose and edit publications, press releases, advisories, and statements on relevant issues  
Develop background materials on current and breaking issues

·      Working with the Vice President and other staff to identify media opportunities that will help advance the position and strategies of the association on all social media platforms, external publications, and reports



·      Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations or journalism plus a minimum 5-10 years’ writing/editing experience in corporate communications or an agency setting are essential

·       Along with your education and experience, you ideally bring relevant and strong writing/editing experience in areas such as research, original content development, copy editing capabilities and the ability to develop concepts independently.

·      Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·       Exceptional organizational abilities and time management skills

·       Ability to prioritize among competing goals and execute according to deadlines

·       Ability to articulate complex matters in a professional manner

·       Demonstrated ability to write and edit clear, engaging and grammatically correct content

·       Strong computer skills and excellent knowledge of MS Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

·       Experience using various social media platforms and knowledge of social media engagement strategies

·       Ability to communicate in English & French is an asset 

How to Apply

Please forward your cover letter and resume in PDF format only via email toRob Taylor Vice President Public Affairs

Kindly include references, salary expectations, and quote “Writer/Editor” in the subject line.  Resumes will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until May 25, 2018. Thank you for your interest in this position.  Please note that only those candidates considered for interviews will be contacted.
Since 1913, the Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) has represented Canada’s major paint and coatings manufacturers, and their industry suppliers and distributors in three primary product categories: architectural paints, industrial products, and automotive coatings. In Canada, CPCA members have more than 260 paint manufacturing establishments, own more than 3,000 retail outlets, supply products to another 5,000 retail stores and more than 7,500 auto body shops. This represents annual retail sales of more than $12.3 billion, employing directly and indirectly 87,000 employees. 

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Contact for Position
Rob Taylor
Canadian Paint and Coatings Association
900-170 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa ON K1P 5V5

Telephone: 613-231-3604 ex 223

Job Location

Job Level & Type
  • Intermediate Level
  • Full Time Permanent Staff Position

Listing to be posted until:
Wednesday, May 30, 2018