Director, Communications

New York, NY

Aritzia is growing and our Communications team is growing with it. This is a unique opportunity to be part of the team responsible for managing media relations inform on Aritzia’s business performance and purpose against company objectives, while elevating the brand’s credibility and relevance within the fashion landscape. You will play a pivotal role in overseeing how Aritzia’s story is shared with our stakeholders and community, inclusive of executive communications, business and trade communications, corporate purpose communications, and consumer media relations. And, with people at the heart of everything you do, you will support your high-potential people to grow rewarding careers at Aritzia — while enjoying one yourself.  

As the Director, Communications, you will lead the team to:

  • Develop and optimize a corporate communications strategy that reinforces company objectives while strengthening confidence in Aritzia’s business performance and purpose
  • Clearly define and elevate the executive leadership team’s profiles
  • Elevate Aritzia’s business profile, reputation, and relevance in top-tier business, trade and consumer media
  • Clearly communicate Aritzia’s Corporate Purpose through its Community and Culture-driven values and initiatives
  • Build and strengthen relationships with top-tier business, trade and consumer media through intentional activations and proactive outreach
  • Support the function of high-quality external communications holistically—ensuring strategic continuity across both corporate and consumer communications
  • Work with the appropriate Business Support partners to seamlessly lead the day-to-day function of the department in support of communications objectives, while enabling progressive career development and an incredible employee experience


The Director, Communications has:

  • Proven and best-in-class skills, education, and/or applicable certifications in External Communications
  • Experience liaising with top-tier North American business, trade and fashion media and managing media relations
  • Experience managing crisis communications
  • A commitment to learn, apply, champion, and enrich Aritzia's Values, Business and People Leadership principles
  • The skills to collaborate strategically with cross-functional partners in the pursuit of shared business outcomes
  • The ability to set clear objectives and design a strategy that inspires the team
  • A dedication to quality and investing in results and new business opportunities that add value at all times
  • A deep understanding and commitment for the industry in which we operate


Some of the industry-leading benefits you will receive working at Aritzia: 

  • A-OK Commissary & Café - Our in-office, world-class bistro and café
  • The SET - Our in-house gym, with state-of-the art equipment and custom classes
  • Product Discount - Our famous product discount, online and in-store
  • Amenities - Facilities include private parent's room, bike storage rooms, and shower facilities with complimentary conveniences
  • Dog Friendly Office - Bring your best friend to work
  • You will receive attractive compensation and benefits while working with Aritzia:
  • Competitive Base Pay — Ranges from $150,000 to $180,000, with commitment to industry leading performance-based pay increases, incentives, and recognition programs
  • Flexible Benefit Plans Tiers — No two individuals or families are the same. We offer medical, dental, vision, life and disability plans options with competitive cost sharing and coverage options 
  • 401(k) Plan — A comprehensive 401(k) plan with employer matching to support your financial wellness
  • Product Discount — Our famous product discount, online and in store

Aritzia is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Our goal is to be inclusive, diverse, and representative of the communities where we work while creating an environment where every person can enjoy a successful career. This commitment applies to all candidates and employees regardless of race, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, place of origin, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, family status, marital status, disability, age, and any other protected characteristic. 

Requests for accommodation due to a disability or any other protected characteristic can be made at any stage of the recruitment process and during employment by contacting our People & Culture Team.

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