Writer/Editor
Medical Council of Canada
Ottawa, ON
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Writer/Editor

12 Month Contract

Internal posting closing on Monday June 24, 2019 at 5:00 pm

(Job Evaluation Level 5; Professional/Technical 2)

As the Writer/Editor for the Communications Department, you will be providing linguistic quality control in both English and French. By proofreading content, conducting copy and stylistic editing as well as writing in a journalistic style, your expertise in this area will help the MCC reach its target audience and deliver the intended message. On top of translating some material from English to French, you will perform comparative reads of English and French materials, and make recommendations for new editing standards. As the only Writer/Editor in the Communication Department, you will have a deep understanding of writing and editing concepts to support brand personality and content accuracy.

Your key responsibilities would include:
Coordinate production of MCC publications, including the corporate Annual Report and newsletters and write news articles, emails blasts, notes to stakeholders and operational procedures.
Regularly post, review and collaborate with subject matter experts on updates to publications-related content for the web and for social media, ensuring these adhere to the MCC style guide
Complete a thorough review of the Communications and Cultural Competence orientation modules, work with key players and working groups of physicians to identify gaps, areas of improvement and log significant updates requiring refilming
Implement promotional campaigns to raise awareness of corporate publications, and write and/or edit corporate materials including (but not limited to) brochures, fact sheets, articles and promotional emails

Qualifications and Experience:
Language:
Fluent bilingualism; excellent oral and written skills in both English and French

Education:
Post-secondary education in the area of public relations, media relations, marketing, communications or translation, or equivalent experience

Experience:
2 years’ experience working in a Communications environment
Experience using Adobe Cloud (InDesign and Acrobat Pro) and various social media platforms; knowledge of social media engagement strategies is an asset
Experience with the development and production of publications

Technical Skills:
Strong writer and editor in English and in French
Ability to work independently, translate simple texts from English to French and perform comparative reads
Journalistic abilities such as researching, analyzing and interviewing skills
Ability to adapt the writing style and content of a text to a specific audience, as well as to the intended media/channel for distribution/dissemination
Ability to work independently, translate simple texts from English to French and perform comparative reads
Excellent knowledge of professional editing standards and practices
Strong computer skills and excellent knowledge of MS Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Familiarity with various communications tools and services, content management systems or platforms (WordPress)

Competencies:
High degree of accuracy and attention to detail, experience using the Canadian Press Stylebook
Ability to research and organize information, multi-task, meet deadlines and work under pressure
Proven team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills
Exceptional organizational and time-management skills
Ability to build and maintain relationships with vendors and contractors

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