We are looking for a passionate, creative self-starter to tell the Turo story to Canadian audiences and turbocharge Turo’s brand awareness in Canada. The Senior Communications Manager will be responsible for all aspects of Communications and Public Relations in Canada, from strategy and ideation to execution.

You will work closely with our local PR agency and Turo’s teams both in Canada and the US to craft and execute high-impact media relations campaigns while establishing Turo’s brand and profile with the media and third parties in Canada. This is a unique chance to use your storytelling, relationship-building and project management skills to drive growth for a startup disrupting a multi-billion dollar industry.

Responsibilities 

  • Drive and own all Canadian PR efforts across all key provinces (Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia)
  • Define short-, mid- and long-term PR strategy for Canada and work with our PR agency, Turo’s teams and our community of hosts and guests to turn it into reality
  • Craft and execute impactful media relations campaigns to tell the Turo story to Canadian audiences across a broad variety of media/channels (online, print, radio, TV, social, etc.)
  • Organize newsworthy events to generate media & public interest in Turo and establish Turo as a thought-leader in the Canadian technology, travel and automotive space
  • Build and nurture relationships with social media influencers throughout the country
  • Monitor and analyze the performance of our PR efforts in Canada
  • Own communications & PR budget for Canada

Requirements 

  • 7+ years of experience in Communications, either in an agency or in-house
  • Experience in the technology/e-commerce/travel space a plus
  • Strong leadership skills coupled with meticulous execution
  • Highly social and emotionally intelligent, being able to listen and communicate with high levels of empathy, while always maintaining a professional approach
  • A voracious reader of the news, always able to connect our corporate and consumer story with trends in the news
  • A strong foundation of project management skills, and ability to thrive under high pressure
  • Data geek – the ability to drive coverage with our data
  • Ability to quickly solve problems and meet quick deadlines
  • Positive mental attitude, high energy, high integrity, strong work ethic, enthusiasm, sense of humour, and a commitment to our mission
  • A born networker - keep our relationships going with reporters over coffees, meals and drinks between news cycles, position Turo and our VP & Head of Canada as a thought leader.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic startup environment; you’ll have guidance when you need it, but you’re also goal-oriented and can execute without close supervision
  • Fluency in French is a strong plus

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and meaningful equity
  • Employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • $1200 USD a year in Turo credit to book cars from the Turo platform
  • $600 USD annual stipend to be used toward purchases from 130+ best in class vendors (and growing) for travel, entertainment, food, family and wellbeing (think Netflix, Doordash, Ancestry.com, etc.)
  • Employer-paid medical, dental, vision insurance, and RRSP
  • Flexible PTO, 9 paid holidays, paid volunteer time off, and paid parental leave
  • $1500 USD Turo host matching and $1000 USD vehicle reimbursement program
  • $2000 CAD per year professional development allowance
  • Turbo Week! Our annual celebration in Phoenix or San Francisco, where we all get together to learn and connect with each other

About Turo

Turo is the world’s largest car sharing marketplace where you can book any car you want, wherever you want it, from a vibrant community of trusted hosts across the US, Canada, and the UK. Guests choose from a totally unique selection of nearby cars, while hosts earn extra money to offset the costs of car ownership. A pioneer of the sharing economy and the travel industry, Turo is a safe, supportive community where the car you book is part of a story, not a fleet. Discover Turo at https://turo.com, the App Store, and Google Play, and check out our blog, Field Notes.  

Turo has raised $500M to date from top-tier investors, including IAC, Daimler AG, Kleiner Perkins, GV, Canaan Partners, August Capital, and Shasta Ventures.

Turo cultivates a tight-knit team of smart, critical thinkers who care about their work and their colleagues. Our recruiting team is always on the lookout for supportive, down-to-earth, pioneering, and efficient candidates to grow our team’s talent and enrich our culture.

Read more about the Turo culture according to Turo CEO, Andre Haddad.

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. When in doubt, please apply!

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