Writer
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
Position Purpose
Provides high-impact, high-quality writing, and interpretive and analytical research. Researches and writes promotional materials for the Faculty and its departments and programs. Develops cases for support. Conveys key Faculty and University messages, summarizing ideas and in-depth knowledge of a variety of fields.

Essential Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in marketing or communications, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum of three years’ experience in journalism or speechwriting; demonstrated experience in developing messages and creating a brand story
Knowledge in a variety of areas, including medical advancements, scientific breakthroughs and health research in postsecondary education
Proven ability to perform high-impact journalistic or marketing research
Excellent interpersonal skills, critical thinking and proven ability to balance competing demands in a dynamic environment
High standards for accuracy, responsiveness and integrity
Internet savvy, with solid technology experience, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and related programs
Strong proven verbal and written communication skills in both official languages

Key Competencies

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Be proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.
Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions. (Visit the section "Useful links" on the home page to read the detailed definition).
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback. Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.

Note
All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.

Temporary assignment or contract of 24 months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits and union affiliation will be determined upon hiring Applications from employees holding regular positions part of the bargaining unit SSUO will be considered first. The University also accepts external applications; they will be considered in second place. To obtain a temporary assignment, internal candidates must receive approval from their immediate supervisor. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Workshops offered by Leadership, Learning and Organizational Development that you have taken may be considered an asset if you apply for a position at the University. Don’t forget to list them on your CV. We thank all candidates for applying. We will only contact candidates selected for further consideration. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).

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