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Posted January 12th

Communications Coordinator

Toronto, Ontario


Pernod Ricard USA



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Posted January 12th

Communications Coordinator

Toronto, Ontario






Full Time

Company Name: Corby Spirit and Wine Limited

Location: Toronto, Canada

Corby'sportfolio of owned-brands includes some of the most renowned brands in Canada, including Wiser's Canadian Whisky, Lamb's Rum and Polar Ice Vodka. Through its affiliation with Pernod Ricard S.A., Corby also represents leading international brands such as ABSOLUT Vodka, Chivas Regal, Glenlivet, Ballantine's Scotch Whiskies, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Beefeater Gin, Malibu Rum, Kahlua Liqueur, Mumm Champagne, Jacob's Creek, Wyndham Estate and Stoneleigh wines. An overview of the entire Corby portfolio shows over 5,000,000 cases sold annually, with Corby being a significant importer of wines and having an approximate 21 percent market share of spirit sales in Canada.

Why work at Corby? Because we are a great place to work! And we're not the only ones who think so. Corby was named one of Canada's Best Workplaces for 7 years by The Great Place to Work® Institute Canada, based on employee survey results and an audit of workplace excellence and people management practices.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director, Communications, Public Relations and S&R, the Communications Coordinator is responsible for providing day-to-day support to the Manager of Internal Communications and the Specialist of External Communications. That person will help implementing and coordinating Corby's Communications, Public Relations and S&R initiatives to various stakeholders and audiences.

Key Responsibilities

Internal Communications

Support Manager of Internal Communications in executing the corporate strategy.

  • Media Inquiry Inbox: Daily management of the media inquiry mailbox. Collaborate with other teams, transfer requests to appropriate teams and follow-up on all emails in a timely manner
  • Intranet: Draft articles. Publish content (articles and various documentation) in both English and French platforms.
  • Handle logistics of executive townhalls (room set-up, catering, invitation...)
  • Assist on internal brand communications
  • Support in creation of monthly Newsletter
  • Provide overall support to on an as-needed basis such as specific researches and projects

  • Web/Design

  • Corporate Website : Support updates and changes of the corporate website such as our Brands, our Innovations, Financial Publications, People and News and coordinate with relevant internal parties.
  • PowerPoint and Email Templates : Keep various PowerPoint and Email Signature templates up to date and work with IT department to ensure proper testing & implementation
  • Graphic Design : Provide ongoing design support to the Communication team such as internal documentations, posters, and visuals

  • Social Media

    Support the Specialist of External Communications with all Corby social channels (including but not limited to Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn) to increase engagement and number of followers.

  • Support creation of social media content calendar
  • Daily Tasks: Sources photos and draft captions. Schedule posts in Co-Schedule.
  • Support Specialist of External Communications with daily monitoring and liaison with social influencers. Maintain existing lists of influencers and media and assist with sample requests
  • Reporting: In charge of tracking reports and escalate in case of any issue

  • Corporate Events

    Provide support to the Director of Communications on biggest corporate events such as the Annual Sales and Marketing Conference, Responsib'All Day, CorbySafeRides... including:

  • Logistics: Catering. Set-up of rooms. Sourcing of external venues and contracts when needed. Recommendations of gifting options. Shipping. Invitations.
  • Attendees List: Create/maintain various attendees lists with relevant information (gifting, rooms, waivers, ...)
  • Survey Creation and Analysis: Create online surveys for RSVPs & attendees feedback and report results
  • Overall Support: Day-to-day support on overall organization on an as-needed basis

  • Required Skills & Abilities
    Technical Expertise

  • Highly computer literate and technologically savvy with an excellent understanding of Microsoft Office (particularly PowerPoint)
  • Advanced knowledge of Photoshop with an eye for design
  • Experience in social media management is an asset

  • Profile

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines and focus on a variety of tasks simultaneously
  • A team player that can work autonomously and collaborates well with others
  • Good written communication skills
  • Creativity

  • Education
  • Required: Bachelor's Degree or Diploma in Communications, Business, Public Relations, Journalism and/or Web/Graphic Design (in progress or completed)

  • Experience
  • Required: 1-3 year(s) of experience in corporate communications and/or web/graphic design

  • Financial Responsibility
    May track or report data and handle administrative tasks

    We welcome and encourage applications from individuals from all groups, including aboriginal, women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, creed, family status, national origin, age and gender.

    Corby Spirit and Wine Ltd is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodation during any phase of the recruitment process or wish to view our accommodation policies, please contact the Human Resources Department at

    Thank you for your interest in Pernod Ricard and its subsidiaries, CorbySpirit and Wine Limitedand Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. All resumes submitted will be reviewed byourrecruitment team and kept on file for six months in consideration for this and future opportunities. Please note that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Please do not contact provincial offices directly as all recruitment is coordinated through the Corporate Office in Toronto.

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