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canada Communications Specialist - Relocation Required

  • Location
    (CANADA) and Emo
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  • Functional Area/Experience
    Marketing, advertising and PR / 3 Years

Job Description & Qualifications

Make an impact at Canada’s premier mining company. 

When you advance your career at New Gold, you are joining a Canadian-focused intermediate gold mining company engaged in the operation, development and exploration of mineral properties. Our mission is be a leading intermediate gold producer, driving responsible and profitable mining in a way that creates sustainable value for our employee, shareholders, the communities in which we live and work and our environment.  To learn more about New Gold, visit our website at To learn more about our culture and people practices, visit the Career page. 

New Gold attracts and hires highly skilled individuals. By joining our team, you can look forward to:

  • A stimulating values-based work environment
  • A culture of collaboration and inclusion
  • Inspiring colleagues and approachable leaders
  • Career development opportunities
  • A deeply rooted commitment to responsible mining, health and safety and community engagement
  • A competitive total compensation program
  • A comprehensive benefits package including a retirement savings plan

Situated in beautiful northwestern Ontario, 65 km northwest of Fort Frances, the Rainy River Mine is an open pit, gold and silver producing, residential mine site.
The Rainy River Mine, located adjacent to the Ontario / Minnesota border is 65 Kilometers northwest of Fort Frances, Ontario and is situated half way between Winnipeg, Manitoba and Thunder Bay, Ontario  The area is home to more than 130 species of birds and large populations of moose, black bear and deer. If you enjoy outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, winter sports and lake country then this is an area you will love to live and work in.

Applicants who reside in Northwestern Ontario and have experience working in a cross-cultural environment, coupled with knowledge of the unique challenges and opportunities presented to those living in the Northwest Ontario, are assets. Hiring priority will be given to qualified applicants who are beneficiaries of the Impact Benefits Agreement (IBA) and to qualified applicants residing in the Northwest Ontario communities. (Indigenous) Members must clearly identify their status on the online job application and resume if they wish to receive priority consideration.

About the Role

Schedule: 5/2/4/3

Position Reports To: Manager, Human Resources

Location: Rainy River Mine Site

Position Overview

Reporting to the Manager, Human Resources, the Communications Coordinator will collaborate closely with the Site Leadership Team to manage internal and external communications and the planning/execution of Rainy River’s media relations and social media efforts.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the development and execution of a wide range of communications materials (email communications/e-newsletters, FAQs, presentations, etc.)
  • Coordinate the planning, writing, editing, production and distribution of fact sheets, reports, newsletters, presentations, displays, and other publications
  • Develop cascading materials to front line employees regarding Rainy River Strategic Plans
  • Coordinate and develop with Human resources people engagement activities
  • Work closely with Corporate Communications Specialist and Corporate HR to align on cascading of Company-wide initiatives
  • Support the development of New Gold recruitment campaign materials regarding Community outreach and On Campus Recruitment
  • Perform onsite event duties including, undertaking or coordinating photography, setting up presentations and obtaining approvals for materials
  • Develop local photo library to be used in written communications
  • Support the attendance of career affairs and campus recruitment events as needed
  • Monitor trends in web and social media tools, applications, channels, design and provide recommendations on opportunities to position Rainy River as Northern Ontario’s Employer of Choice
  • Research, plan, develop and implement communication and engagement strategies to support client initiatives, events, programs and campaigns
  • Develop, monitor and evaluate digital strategies for client projects
  • Create and manage databases and tracking tables
  • Perform administrative and other related job duties


  • Bachelor's Degree in English, Journalism, Communications or equivalent field of study; a Certificate in Marketing Communication would be considered an asset
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in communications, preferably in the mining or natural resources sector
  • Experience in a professional communication, marketing, or writing role, with demonstrated experience generating social media, website, and print content
  • Experience in outreach strategies for internal/external audiences, enquiry-response management, crisis communications and issues management; and government relations

Why New Gold?

  • Highly competitive base salary, compensation programs and a quarterly incentive program
  • Extended Health & Dental Benefit
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance benefit
  • Defined match contribution to group registered retirement savings account
  • Relocation Package provided

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact candidates selected to advance in the hiring process. New Gold does not accept resumes from employment placement agencies, head-hunters or recruitment suppliers that are not in a forma contractual arrangement with the Company.  Any resume or other information received from a supplier not approved by New Gold will be considered unsolicited and will not be considered.

Inclusion, Equal Opportunity, Accessibility

New Gold is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.  We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans’ status, Indigenous status or any other legally protected factors.  Disability-related accommodations during the recruitment process are available upon request.

Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • Able to drive results personally and through a team in fast-paced environment in a timely and strategic manner
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including editing, presentation, and interviewing skills
  • High accuracy and meticulous attention to detail
  • High degree of PC literacy, including MS Office application
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