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Communications & Public Relations Manager Needed for Fast-Growing Health Company — Is That You?

Vancouver, BC Canada Remote
Full Time

Communications & Public Relations Manager Needed for Fast-Growing Health Company — Is That You?

Are you a PR, media, and networking guru?

Are you interested in putting your expertise to work within a company that measurably improves the health of people who would otherwise suffer?

If so, keep reading. Because that’s what we’re looking for from our new Communications & Public Relations Manager!

Your Opportunity

We’re seeking a top Communications & Public Relations Manager with a minimum of 5 years full-time experience who is sincerely interested in helping us with our mission to help people increase their bone density and return to the active, independent life they deserve.

In this role, you’ll help us launch and publicize our new, ongoing docu-series called At Any Age, and you’ll help change lives in the process. (More on this docu-series shortly.)

You’ll also help us secure articles and other media exposure for the company, track and monitor our brand online, and set up interviews for our experts.

What Do We Do?

AlgaeCal is an online nutritional supplement company, and one of Canada’s fastest growing companies. One of the reasons for that growth? We offer something no other company has: a natural, clinically-supported approach to bone loss. Bone scans show we’re actually increasing bone density in adults across the world and helping them return to an active, independent lifestyle.

But traditional “wisdom” says increasing bone density isn’t possible. So we need help to spread the word about AlgaeCal. That’s where you come in!

In Office or Off-Site Work

About half of our team of 70 are in our Vancouver, BC office, and the other half work from their homes. Office and work hours are 8-4 PST.

Below are a few of the primary tasks you can look forward to:

  • Promoting our new docuseries, At Any Age, to reach new audiences and build brand awareness and loyalty. This will likely be 50-60% of the role. The first episode features our CEO Dean Neuls. The second episode, which will be released soon, features Dilys Price, an 86-year-old grandmother and the Guinness World Record Holder for the oldest solo female skydiver. Check out the docuseries here: (At Any Age is going to be a huge ongoing project that we want –– and are willing –– to invest in!)
  • Collaborating with our marketing team to create and coordinate marketing strategies that work across different channels
  • Working with media companies to secure articles, features, interviews, links, etc.
  • Helping find a passionate expert spokesperson for AlgaeCal, and managing that person’s time through podcast tours, interviews, book tours, etc.
  • Managing the company’s reputation, including tracking and monitoring brand health metrics
  • Purchasing and negotiating pricing for various media, including email drops, banner ads, and other advertising and promotional efforts

The Ideal Candidate

On top of being a friendly, caring person, our Communications & Public Relations Manager needs to meet some requirements. If the following describes you and your experience, please get in touch.

  • Proven track record running PR and communications campaigns that meet objectives and deliver measurable results. Even better, experience launching a documentary, movie, or similar project with success.
  • Ability to successfully pitch to media
  • An existing network of PR and media contacts
  • Bachelors in journalism, PR, marketing or related field and 3+ years of PR & communications experience
  • Excellent communication skills, whether in-person, on video calls, or through emails and Slack messages
  • Organized project manager – you can handle more than one project and deadline at a time
  • Ability to think both creatively and strategically to secure coverage and generate “buzz” for your projects
  • In depth knowledge of digital marketing
  • A hunger to learn and improve your skills
  • A positive attitude and energy that fits with our company culture. We hire a certain type of teammate, so you'll find there are no “cases of the Mondays” here!
  • Bonus points if you’ve worked in health and wellness and have experience working with traditional media (magazines, radio, newspapers, etc.)

In addition to the above, we’re looking for someone who has the 3 qualities that embody our values:

  1. You’re humble; You’re great at what you do but don’t feel the need to brag about it.
  2. You’re hungry to learn and grow.
  3. You’re “people smart”; You’re good at working with others and being a productive member of a high-performing team.

The truth is, if you don’t have these qualities you won’t last long at AlgaeCal. So if you’re missing one of them, be honest with yourself. You can save yourself a lot of headaches by finding a job posting that’s a better fit for you.

We’re the real deal…

The first thing you'll notice about AlgaeCal is our unique culture, hard-working but fun office environment, and positive family spirit. In fact, you may find pretty quickly that AlgaeCal is a place you’ll want to spend the rest of your career. After all, we want all our employees to become ‘lifers’... no joke!

Just as we want to serve our customers, we want to serve you, our teammates (we call ourselves AlgaeBuds), and make sure that you enjoy your work every single day.

But don’t be confused. Being the real deal also means our standards are sky high and we don’t let just anyone into our family. When we say you’ll enjoy every single day you work here, there will surely be some challenging moments. (Let’s be real here, no job is perfect!)

But we promise you that every day you’ll have a moment... a moment of clarity or empowerment or a surge of adrenaline that will tell you that you’re doing what you love and are making a difference in this crazy, beautiful world.

A Day In The Life

Working at AlgaeCal is stimulating, fast-paced, and just like any job, it can have its challenging moments. But one thing it will never be is boring.

What’s more, working at AlgaeCal presents great opportunities. The opportunity to work alongside and learn from a team of work-hard, play-hard professionals who’ve grown our company 10x in the last 5 years. The opportunity to advance your personal growth by attending conferences and other events. And the opportunity to genuinely change people’s lives every single day by helping them overcome bone loss.

Plus, every day brings opportunities to work with team members who care as much for you as they do our customers. Team members like our Outreach Coach, Moni, and our Community and social media team members, Cat, Lara, Megan, Blaire, and Jenna.

You’ll be working with those teams most closely, but you’ll also be collaborating with other teams as the need arises. We’re sure that before long, you’ll just refer to them all as your AlgaeCal family!

What Will You Earn?

Let’s agree on salary and vacation once we know what you offer, but our goal is to pay above the market rate for your unique skills.

Other Goodies

  • A brand new, beautiful workspace in the heart of the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood complete with Mac-ecosystems and convertible standing desks!
  • Weekly family style team lunches with tasty, home-cooked food
  • $2000 flexible employee health benefits package
  • Monthly team events and activities
  • Annual team trip (most recently, Los Cabos, Mexico!) which you are eligible for after one year of employment. This amounts to another week of paid vacation, plus we cover hotel, food, flights and entertainment.
  • Pet-friendly office (furry co-workers!)
  • Flexible Stat Holidays with the option to bank days for later use
  • Work-From-Home-Wednesdays (available after 6 months of employment)
  • Casual dress code

How To Apply

So, do you have what it takes to become the next member of team AlgaeCal?

Job opportunities like this don’t come along often, and we’ve got a lot to offer our successful applicants. So, to make sure our future Communications & Public Relations Manager is the real-deal, will be a great fit, and will thrive at AlgaeCal, we ask a little more than your run-of-the-mill job application:

If this sounds like a position for you, please respond to this advertisement with your resume and cover letter. Please, read carefully:

1. Write a cover letter addressing:

  • Why you're the best Communications & Public Relations Manager for this role. Give quantifiable examples of related achievements.
  • Describe why you fit perfectly with our values. Read them: here
  • What's the toughest work challenge you’ve ever overcome in your life? How did you overcome it?
  • What are the last three books you’ve read?
  • What do you do for fun?

2. Explain what you’re doing now for a job:

  • If you don’t have one, explain why.
  • If you have one, explain why you’re looking elsewhere.

3. Upload your cover letter and resume:

  • Ensure that your cover letter and resume are saved and sent as one file.

Yes, our hiring process is challenging, but it’s our way of selecting the best… and your way of ensuring your AlgaeCal teammates are tops.

Click the “Apply Now” button on this page and upload your cover letter and resume.

***Note: Please include your cover letter WITH your resume in one document. Applications without a cover letter will not be read!

We are looking to hire as soon as we find the right person, so act quickly and you can also expect a prompt response.

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