Careers at CAPP 

Manager, Media Relations

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) requires a Manager, Media Relations who will deliver a multi-faceted media relations program on behalf of Canada’s upstream oil and natural gas industry. This role reports to the VP, Communications.

You will be part of a team that manages a variety of issues and projects across stakeholder, public, media and government relations. The oil and natural gas industry touches all Canadians through direct impact to our economy, our environment and our energy mix. Canadian and international news media extensively report on the role and positions of Canada’s oil and natural gas producers on a range of economic, environmental and energy issues. As CAPP’s Manager, Media Relations you will be comfortable with having a high profile on important business, social and environmental issues, and must enjoy a fast-paced, challenging work environment.

The Manager, Media Relations oversees the day-to-day activities and ongoing development of two Media Relations Advisors and interacts with CAPP technical and policy experts and members on an ongoing basis.

The successful candidate will:
  • Act as the primary media contact for the Association;
  • Act as a spokesperson with print, radio, TV and online media;
  • Prepare senior leaders and others for media interviews as needed;
  • Work with CAPP committees and member companies directly to develop and execute media relations plans on specific issues and events, including general industry media education tours, announcements of industry activities/positions/changes, milestones, operating practices, reporting practices, etc.;
  • Respond to inaccuracies in the media about the upstream oil and gas industry;
  • Write and disseminate media materials, including key messages, releases, advisories, and speaking notes; 
  • Initiate networking and briefing opportunities for journalists, CAPP members and other technical experts; 
  • Advocate for continuous improvement in communications and media relations within CAPP and among the industry;
  • Manage CAPP’s issues management matrix with input from other CAPP staff and key committees;
  • Assess the effectiveness of various media initiatives; and
  • Oversee media monitoring.

  • Strategic and collaborative leadership style, thoughtful judgement, team commitment
  • First-rate writing and editing skills
  • Deadline driven
  • Experience speaking and writing about complex and difficult issues
  • Strong understanding of trade associations and business’ role in society, media’s role in society and journalistic operating procedures
  • Strong understanding of social media
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing business environment
  • Ability to understand but not necessarily agree with other peoples’ viewpoints
  • Ability to communicate in challenging environments
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Committed to excellence and accountable for results
  • Good sense of humour
  • Degree in public relations, communications or journalism degree and 10 years of related experience 
  • Designation/accreditation from the International Association of Business Communicators and/or the Canadian Public Relations Society considered an asset
  • A background in the oil and natural gas sector is a strong asset

CAPP offers all its employees a competitive compensation and benefits package; professional development opportunities; exposure to key industry members; and involvement in major industry issues in a dynamic, collaborative and professional work environment.

To apply: 

Vision Statement:

CAPP’s Vision is to enhance Canada’s prosperity by enabling responsible growth of Canada’ upstream oil and gas industry.

Mission Statement:

Our Mission, on behalf of the Canadian upstream oil and gas industry, is to advocate for and enable: 
  • Economic Competitiveness; and,
  • Safe, environmentally and socially responsible performance.

This means achieving the following outcomes for our industry:

  • Competitiveness, in North America and globally, so as to attract the capital necessary to grow production and expand markets and to deliver value to the Canadian public and to our investors; and,
  • Social License from governments, Aboriginal peoples, the public, stakeholders and the communities in which we operate, which will be determined by:
  • Our collective performance, as measured by continuous improvement and comparison to world class benchmarks; and,
  • The effectiveness of our communications and outreach.

CAPP Culture:

We will consistently demonstrate the core values of honesty, integrity, trust and transparency. 
  • Our culture will also consistently reflect the following attributes:
  • Responsibility and accountability for results delivery;
  • Forward-looking leadership;
  • Teamwork, collaboration and mutual support;
  • Timely and effective communications; and,
  • Professional development for staff.





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Please be aware that CAPP will never request money from job seekers, nor request personal information beyond what is required for a resumé. Please note CAPP does not recruit people for petroleum industry jobs. 

Anyone who believes they may have been victimized is advised to contact their local police department.

Careers in Industry

Please note: CAPP does not hire on behalf of the oil and gas industry. If you are interested in an industry-related position, try some of these links:

Careers in Oil & Gas Website

Careers in Newfoundland and Labrador's Oil and Gas Industry

List of CAPP producer member companies

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Foreign Credentials Referral Office - part of Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Alberta Learning Information Service - List of Job Banks Opportunity North - Careers page

Centre for Energy Careers page

Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada: Careers in the Upstream Industry

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