Corporate Communications & Public Relations Manager – Cox Automotive Canada

Jan 25, 2019
Content Marketing
Metro Area
Full Time
Cox Automotive Canada

Cox Automotive is transforming the way the world buys,
sells, and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software,
financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers,
manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. In Canada, the
Cox Automotive family includes®, Dealertrack®, HomeNet®, Manheim®,
NextGear Capital®, Ready Logistics®, RMS Automotive®, vAuto®, VinSolutions®
and Xtime®, along with a host of other brands in other countries. The
global company has 34,000 team members in more than 220 locations and is a
partner to more than 50,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile
manufacturers. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of 120-year-old Cox Enterprises,
Inc., which has revenues exceeding $20 billion and approximately 55,000
employees. Cox Enterprises’ other major operating subsidiaries include Cox
Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive
Canada, visit


The Corporate Communications & Public Relations Manager
is responsible for managing and leading all Cox Automotive Canada
communications to help grow and promote the brand in Canada. This will be
accomplished by supporting the strategy, development and implementation of Cox Automotive
Canada communications. The successful candidate for this role, will report into
the Head of Marketing & Branding, and will work closely with the Cox
Automotive Canada brand including the eleven brands across the company.

A key role for the incumbent will be to directly interface
with the executive team across Canada and Internationally. This position
requires the ability to effectively manage multiple projects and resources
across various channels, in a fast-paced environment. This individual must have
strong experience in communications and/or Public Relations and demonstrate a
high aptitude for writing and both internal and external communication
documents. This role will also be integral to the overall Cox Automotive Canada
marketing strategy. The candidate must be self-motivated, organized, attention
to detail, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage
    internal and external communications for Cox Automotive Canada and all brands.

  • Develop
    and execute written communication to support growth of Cox Automotive and
    brands in Canada including press releases, newsletters, speech writing and other
    key documents.

  • Responsible
    for development of written copy to support executive speaking events including
    corporate key messaging.

  • Develop
    and execute written executive blog publications and digital reports to support
    the corporate content management strategy.

  • Manage
    all CSR initiatives on a regional and national level ensuring brand consistency
    and key messaging is adhered to.

  • Manage
    the PR agency as it relates to media advisories, key messaging, crisis
    management and media requests.

  • Establish
    strong relationships with key automotive industry media and coordinate all
    media requests as and when received.

  • Measure
    & report to senior management on the effectiveness of communication and PR

  • Manage
    social media content for Cox Automotive Canada and brands to align to overall
    corporate direction. Be the conduit to the Social Media agency and the internal
    Marketing Managers to ensure content calendars are on brand and on strategy.

  • Collaborate
    with Cox Automotive International and brands to leverage best practices /
    synergies where applicable 

  • Work
    closely with communications teams across Cox Automotive brands to ensure
    alignment and expression of individual brand messages when communicating Cox Automotive
    Canada’s messaging

  • Bachelor’s
    degree in Public Relations, Communications or related field

  • 5-7 years’
    experience in PR and/or Corporate Communications. This might include roles in
    PR agencies or corporate PR departments.

  • Strong
    product knowledge and experience working in the automotive industry, technology
    or finance sectors.

  • Leadership
    skills and is able to direct, inspire and mentor

  • Expert strategic communications
    planning and analytic skills

  • Experience in crisis communications
    planning and delivery

  • Deep
    understanding and network with Canadian media/journalists

  • An
    ability to develop and write for a variety of formats (print, online, speeches,
    presentations) and audiences

  • Exceptional
    oral and written communication skills. 
    Bilingual in French & English preferred

  • Strong
    organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills and relationship management skills

  • Ability
    to continually prioritize and multi-task in a dynamic, creative, energizing

  • Must
    be able to manage multiple projects, tasks and deadlines

  • Highly
    collaborative with extraordinary social and relationship-building skills;

  • Ability
    to learn quickly and adapt to a constantly changing environment

  • Ability
    to act independently (self-motivated)

  • Team
    player with a positive, energetic attitude         


  • Full-time
    permanent position

  • Generous

About Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone, while also enabling mobility services. The global company’s 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader®, Clutch Technologies,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime®, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, tens of thousands of auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations:  Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services.   Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.


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