Communications Specialist

International Volunteer Program|Montreal|Communication / Marketing

Communications Specialist

Montreal, Canada International Volunteer Program Communication / Marketing



During your VIE mission you will be in charge of these responsibilities:


  • Propose stories and posts to be used both internally and externally.
  • Record and edit videos to be used internally or externally.
  • Assist the internal communications team in the design and distribution of content via the intranet and email newsletters.
  • Help the Americas communication team to translate English content in French when needed.
  • Participate in the SG Americas Editorial Committee, helping develop ideas for both internal and external content.


  • Assist with the coordination of events such as diversity month, Town Halls, TechFairs and much more.
  • Work with key Diversity Groups/Employee Resource Groups to develop content for both internal and external channels provide assistance with the organization of potential events (Zoom, communications…).


  • Assist in the implementation of various projects (implementation of new tools is an example).

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You graduated with a Master’s degree in communication or related subject.

You have a first experience in communication.

You are fluent in English and French.

You are proficient with Microsot Office.

Required skills:

  • Writing (beyond fluency, must be a skilled writer who can produce stories and posts for both internal and external audiences)
  • Social media management (strategic approach across key platforms including LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram)
  • Translating (while not a daily need, there is a need for periodic translation of materials from English to French to use for our Montreal office)
  • Video editing (concepting, filming, and editing)

A plus

  • Knowledge in graphic design (Adobe Suite)

The VIE assignment in a nutshell

This VIE in Montreal is to begin as soon as possible but you need to plan 3 months between your application date and the beginning of your VIE assignment. It will last 24 months.

The VIE is a specific contract, under Business France’s eligibility criteria, opened to candidates under 28 and from the member states of the European Economic Space.

Please see Civiweb, in order to have more details regarding your financial indemnities.

We would like to draw your attention to the fact there that your VIE mission could potentially get postponed, depending on the evolution of the health crisis and subjects to the decision made by the Crisis and Support Centre of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE). In addition, the selected candidate will only be paid upon confirmation from Business France and arrival in the country of assignment.

To facilitate the examination of your application by our English-speaking managers, we thank you for applying in English.

Why join us

As soon as you arrive, you will be integrated into our teams and will learn every day alongside our experts, who will support you in your tasks. Gradually, you will become more independent in your projects, making this experience a real career accelerator. You will also discover all the diversity of our businesses, in a sector that is constantly evolving and innovating.

At the end of your VIE, various opportunities could be offered to you, in France and abroad.

Business insight

At Societe Generale, we are convinced that people are drivers of change, and that the world of tomorrow will be shaped by all their initiatives, from the smallest to the most ambitious. 
Whether you’re joining us for a period of months, years or your entire career, together we can have a positive impact on the future. Creating, daring, innovating and taking action are part of our DNA. 
If you too want to be directly involved, grow in a stimulating and caring environment, feel useful on a daily basis and develop or strengthen your expertise, you will feel right at home with us!

Still hesitating? 
You should know that our employees can dedicate several days per year to solidarity actions during their working hours, including sponsoring people struggling with their orientation or professional integration, participating in the financial education of young apprentices, and sharing their skills with charities. There are many ways to get involved.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 21000RCO
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: 2022/02/01
Publication date: 2021/09/07