Luna Gold Corp. (the “Company”) is a publicly listed company on both the TSX and the LMA trading under the symbol “LGC” and on the OTCQX in the United States under the symbol “LGCUF”. The Company is actively engaged in the operation, exploration, acquisition and development of gold properties in Brazil. The Company currently has one producing gold mine, several brownfields exploration projects and several exploration projects located in the Luna Greenfields district in northeast Brazil.
The Aurizona gold mining operation (“Aurizona”) consists of an open pit mine and gold processing plant. Aurizona includes the Piaba and Tatajuba deposits, in addition to over 10 near mine exploration targets that are being actively explored by the Company. The land position covers approximately 15,500 hectares and consists of a mining license and three exploration permits. In September 2012 the Company’s Board of Directors approved a ~$50m Aurizona processing plant expansion program targeting to increase annual gold production of ~74,000 ounces in 2012 to an average annual life of mine gold production of ~140,000 ounces. This expansion is expected to be complete during the fourth quarter of 2013.
The Luna Greenfields exploration property is located next to Aurizona and consists of an extensive landholding of exploration licenses totalling approximately 220,000 hectares. This land holding is highly prospective due to its location in the southern extension of the Guyana Shield and displays strong geologic and structural similarities to West African gold belts. The project area encompasses over 100 artisanal gold workings that are being evaluated and explored by the Company.
For further information about the Company and its assets refer to www.lunagold.com
Key responsibilities & tasks
Co-ordinating the flow of financial and other information between the Company, shareholders and the financial community and co-ordinate all company investor relations programs and projects
Performing ongoing comprehensive competitive analysis, including financial metrics and differentiation within Luna’s market sector
Preparing and co-ordinating the annual investor relations event calendar, including investor conferences and road shows, site visits and quarterly earnings conference calls.
Preparation of investor-related press releases, manage investor presentations as well as scripts, fact sheets and investor kits
Representing the Company at trade shows, industry conventions and other relevant conferences
Monitoring operational changes through ongoing interaction with management, and developing investor relations messages based on these changes
Providing education and training on fair disclosure and relevant investor relations knowledge to company spokespersons
Creating presentations, press releases and other communication materials for earnings releases, industry events and presentations to analysts, brokers and investors by researching and collecting data relevant to key Company and industry issues
Managing retail investor and media relations activities. Introduce, position and market the Company to investors and potential investors
Conducting and analyzing market research studies of the industry and jurisdictions in which the Company conducts business and utilizing such information to expand and improve on existing structures and programs
Overseeing the development, implementation and maintenance of the social media program
Managing website content and assuring information is up to date and accurate
Developing, maintaining and enhancing the investor relations database
Preparing information memorandums for equity and debt capital raisings
Preparing internal reports for the Board of Directors and management
Required experience & education
4+ years of experience in investor relations with a sound understanding of capital markets combined with strong strategic financial analysis skills and an understanding of the precious metal markets
Undergraduate degree in finance, communications, media, marketing, accounting or similar
Post graduate education advantageous
Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, strong relationship-building skills in the investment community, ability to work in a team environment with people of all levels, both internally and externally
Demonstrated skills and abilities in dealing with multiple changes, competing priorities and multiple deadlines.
Maintains poise in difficult situations
Advanced decision making and communication skills, demonstrating a logical and objective approach to challenges and opportunities
Exceptional organization and planning skills, time management and project management abilities
Ability to achieve results through good project management skills and an ability to influence people, all the while balancing the need to move the project forward with sensitivity to the personalities and players involved
Team player who is very much in tune with the dynamics of his/her surroundings
Previous experience performing similar role is preferred
Strategic, pragmatic and analytically minded
Results oriented with the ability to prioritize and deliver key initiatives
Committed to excellence as it relates to all aspects of investor relations activities
Has exceptional interpersonal skills reflecting the ability to inspire teamwork, confidence and cooperation and is able to build trust and consensus
Has an ability to work in diverse cultures with a demonstrated awareness of differences in international business environments
A good listener
Values the sharing of information and common goals, maintaining an environment of honesty, openness and energetic exchange
Has diplomatic negotiating and influencing skills
Has a sense of urgency, is self-motivated, ability to work independently, and is a disciplined doer with high energy and stamina
Demonstrates initiative to do more than is expected or required in the position with the desire and capability to progress with the organization
Exhibits exemplary integrity and transparency
Is willing to travel ~15% of the time
Ability to speak Spanish and Portuguese is advantageous
If you meet the above criteria and are interesting in joining a dynamic, committed team, please send your resume in confidence to us.
We thank you for your interest in Luna Gold Corp. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.