ES Writer/ Product Developer
Bank of Canada
Ottawa, ON
Take a central role
The Bank of Canada has a vision to be “a leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada.” No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very center of Canada’s economy, in a diverse and inclusive organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in an environment where we are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation.

About the position
Under the direction of the Program Manager and with guidance from the Senior Writers/Product Developers, you will contribute to the communications service delivery and products in various forms (print and online inquiries). You will write audience-specific content for external stakeholders, and work through the product development and production process. You will also carry out media analysis and identify media trends related to currency issues for the leadership team and the Counterfeit Situational Analysis Committee. Finally, this position manages small-to-medium ad hoc External Stakeholder Management Team annual business plan projects and, in conjunction with the Senior Writers/Product Developers, contributes to larger and more complex projects.

Your future responsibilities
As the External Stakeholder Writer/Product Developer, you analyze specific issues or events of interest that can affect the Bank’s reputation, which feeds into the Department’s overall proactive initiatives on bank notes and crisis response.You support the development of communications and marketing strategies to promote bank note security and counterfeit prevention. You build and maintain team relationships and networks to help write, design and deliver assorted program products and services. You conduct research and recommend opportunities to incorporate emerging media to better serve the program’s needs in the delivery of its communication product and services. You plan, research, document, analyze, and recommend topics to be covered in different delivery products. You consult and coordinate with internal and external stakeholders on communications needs and preferences to ensure accuracy and quality of answers and written products. You also coordinate the development of Currency related content, which may be produced to raise awareness of currency issues. Finally, you lead small-to-medium size projects and contribute to larger and more complex projects, which covers a wide array of bank note related topics.

Your education and experience

bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, journalism, literature, marketing, translation or a related discipline with a minimum of four years of progressively more responsible and relevant experience

an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered


previous media training

Your knowledge and skills
We are looking for an effective communicator with excellent writing skills (including web writing) who can deliver clear and engaging presentations to various audiences on key corporate messages, products and services. You establish, nurture and optimize key and critical strategic relationships with various stakeholders and partners whose cooperation is important to current and future success. Your ability to work well with clients, internal partners and business contacts, your willingness to share expertise, provide constructive feedback and contribute ideas, makes you an effective team player. Your proactive approach, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and enthusiasm in learning new software makes you an ideal candidate.

Language requirement
English and French essential (bilingual) with a minimum starting level of functional (level 4) in second official language. Training may be provided to help reach the required level of fully functional (level 5) in second official language.

What you can expect from us
This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career.

Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $69,000 to $81,200 (job grade 15)
Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay for successfully meeting (7 to 10% of your base salary) or for exceeding expectations (15% of your base salary). Exceptional performers who far exceed expectations may be eligible for higher performance pay.
Flexible and comprehensive benefits so you can choose the level of health, dental disability and life and/or accident insurance coverage that meets your needs
Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement
Indexed, defined-benefit pension

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Additional information

Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
Security level required: Secret
Relocation assistance may be provided, if required
The official title for this position is “ES Writer/ Product Developer ” [remove if not required]

We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, veterans, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.