Freelance Content Writer
Islamic Relief Canada
Burlington, ON

Job Title: Content Writing Assistant

Status: Contractor

Location: Remote / Burlington, ON

Department: Marketing

Start date: Immediate

Responsibilities:

  • Working in a collaborative manner to develop relevant content that meets the needs of our organization and audiences
  • Compose written copy suited for our online presence, particular to each platform/medium — e.g.: campaign language, web micro-copy, social media captions, research, reports, letters or emails
  • Helping develop various types of content on a wide range of topics, including articles, reflections, free resources and long-form content pieces
  • Participating in all stages of curation, preparation, writing and editing
  • Working collaboratively to execute a rich editorial calendar that is timely and consistent
  • Maintain high level of attention to detail, and edit for consistency in grammar, spelling, tone and brand
  • Continuously consult with the Content Developer and adapt content based on feedback
  • Assist with coordinating translations of English content into French, and help maintain a bilingual brand
  • Support content needs of the Content Developer, as assigned

Requirements:

  • Absolute fluency in English with skill to deliver writing in engaging tones
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, as well as the ability to adopt the style, tone, and voice of our organization’s various types of content
  • 1-2 years of freelance writing, marketing, or content creation experience preferred
  • Past experience producing content for the web specifically, as well as channel-specific knowledge (Blog, Website, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Ability to cut the complexity and present immersive stories
  • Excellent organizational skills to work independently and manage projects with many moving parts
  • Motivated self-starter who is able to take both guidance and initiative
  • Detail-oriented and committed to deadlines
  • Bilingual/proficiency in French is an asset
  • A written sample must be submitted with resume

Notes on Logistics:

This arrangement is flexible, can be arranged to suit the candidate. 2 days will initially be needed for onboarding, and thereafter 1 day in office is ideal on a biweekly basis. Most work can be done remotely, along with a commitment to be accessible and keep communication channels flowing.

Job Type: Contract

Experience:

  • content writing: 1 year (Preferred)