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Contribute to raising Canadians’ living standards and making Canada a great place to live, work and innovate.

The Opportunity

The Institute is seeking a Communications Officer to support its communications efforts. Reporting to the Director of Communications and the Senior Communications Officer, the Communications Officer will provide internal and external communications support with a primary focus on writing, editing, social media, media relations and project management.

The Role

We offer 

  • Competitive compensation package,
  • Opportunities to do challenging and meaningful work,
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan with employer match,
  • Annual wellness account,
  • Learning and Development account,
  • Group benefit plan including health and dental benefits, as well as life insurance,
  • Hybrid work environment with prime downtown Toronto location close to transit 


You will

  • Create social media content and manage social media channels (LinkedIn, X, YouTube and Instagram). 
  • Create graphics, infographics, visual content as well as engaging and creative communications strategies to disseminate and promote Institute research. 
  • Develop and write content and other information for communications materials targeted at various audiences including Institute members, policy stakeholders, media, and the informed public.
  • Assist with development of quarterly reports, annual reports, newsletters, or other communications materials.
  • Maintain currency of the Institute’s digital properties and online content as required.
  • Write and pitch editorial content to external sources to promote the Institute and our key messages.
  • Edit Institute blog posts and prepare them for posting to our website.
  • Analyze and provide actionable insights from social media channel metrics.
  • Write news releases, backgrounders and other materials for major announcements.

The Candidate


  • Active interest in Canadian policy issues, with a high level of understanding of Canadian economics, history, politics, and governance.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft 365 Suite of applications and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, communications, journalism or related fields or recognized equivalent required.
  • At least 3+ years of experience in public relations, communications, marketing, or journalism.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with a strong commitment to accuracy and strong attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate advanced academic material to a number of different audiences, including researchers and the public.
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines with accuracy.


  • Experience with website administration, content management, web analytics and social media analytics. Strong working ability with WordPress, Drupal, Salesforce, Pardot, Google Analytics or other equivalent web analytic tools.
  • Excellent design sense in line with composition, colour, photography and typography.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Express, Adobe Illustrator, or Adobe InDesign. 
  • Bilingualism (English/French).
  • Experience managing multiple social media channels and providing marketing insights from social data analytics.

The Company

The C.D. Howe Institute is Canada's leading economic think tank. It is an independent not-for-profit organization whose overarching mission is to raise Canadians’ living standards by fostering economically-sound public policies. Non-partisan in nature and national in scope, the Institute commissions authoritative peer-reviewed papers by recognized experts on emerging issues and convenes policy events that bring together private and public sector leaders. 

If you want to know more about us and our amazing team, check us out at:   WebsiteLinkedInTwitter

How to Apply

We look forward to hearing from interested candidates.

To apply, please visit -  https://cdhowe.bamboohr.com/careers/7?source=aWQ9NQ%3D%3D

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Our Commitments

C. D. Howe Institute welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We are dedicated to building a more diverse and inclusive team that supports the people and communities that we serve and where we live. We embrace everyone and encourage job applications from every community.