Junior Writer Mental Health

Ottawa (ON) Remote Only
Opportunity Number: 40130575
Health Care & ScienceMarketing & Communications
LanguageSecurity Clearance
English verbal and writtenNot required
Start PeriodDate Posted
ASAPThursday, January 13, 2022
Job Description

This is a 3 month contract
Remote, however you must be in Canada and work on EST

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Supports the Public Affairs team with a wide range of writing, proofreading and editing duties.
  • Proactively produces, in a timely and professional manner, responsive communications materials including: Web content, Magazine articles, Executive summaries, Correspondence (with a broad range of stakeholders, including decision-makers), Talking points and key messages and Other communications products.
  • Contributes to the communications calendar, which includes significant days (national, provincial) and ties them back to the product launches to align our work with the broader mental health landscape
  • Works closely with the concierge to contribute to the magazine editorial calendar and seek ways to ensure communications messages are picked up across all organizational channels
  • Distills complicated messages into plain language information that can be understood by a variety of stakeholders.
  • Understands the importance of nuance and the sensitivities around writing for, and about, people living with mental health problems and illnesses, as well as substance use and misuse issues.
  • Demonstrates a keen interest in acquiring subject area knowledge and understanding and is eager to learn about complex topics.
  • Collaborates with appropriate policy and program experts to gain insight and understanding about project content and goals.
  • Provides strategic communications advice and ensures written messages are clear, concise and easy to understand.
  • Enthusiastically completes other duties and tasks as required.

Qualifications and Experience
  • Impeccable English writing and editing skills.
  • Demonstrated advanced professional writing skills, including proficiency in plain language writing, ideally within the not-for-profit sector or a government organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to: write for diverse communication vehicles, including web, correspondence, promotional materials, etc. Convey accurate and timely information to colleagues and stakeholders through task-appropriate means (face-to-face, telephone, email, etc.) Interact, with professionalism and courtesy, with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders. Research and critically assess information and synthesize a broad range of information for the purpose of clear, concise, and acc
  • Ability to multi-task within a fast-paced business environment.
  • Self-directed and motivated.
  • Works well independently or as part of a team
  • Working knowledge of Windows operating systems, as well as the operation and manipulation of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software packages.
  • Knowledge of the health sector/mental health an asset
  • French is an asset
Must have:

  • University degree in communications, journalism, literature, translation or related field (or equivalent work experience)
  • Two to five years of work experience in a communications role (or comprising a demonstrated capacity within another

We’re an equal opportunities employer committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in today’s workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Minorities, women, LGBTQ candidates, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you require an accommodation, please review our accessibility policy and reach out to our accessibility officer with any questions.
Merci de l’intérêt que vous manifestez pour ce poste. La description du poste nous a été fournie en anglais par notre client. Si vous souhaitez passer l’entrevue avec nous en français ou fournir votre CV en français, nous vous confierons à une personne de notre équipe qui parle français.

Opportunity Number: 40130575

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