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Job Code:019-030
Opportunity:Senior Writer (contract)
Type:Permanent

    

SENIOR WRITER (18 Month Contract)

We are currently recruiting on behalf of a  company in Toronto ON.

The company is seeking an experienced Senior Writer to join their energetic and fast-paced Stakeholder Relations team. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Communications – Content & Events at our Toronto headquarters, the successful candidate would be responsible for developing, writing and editing a wide range of communication material. 

Responsibilities

  • Develop, write and edit communication material required to implement Canada’s long-term plan for the management of used nuclear fuel, including but not limited to, corporate annual reports, implementation plans, backgrounders, brochures, video scripts, website and social media content, responses to stakeholder questions and materials for presentations to internal and external audiences.
  • Participate in communications planning and production scheduling for communication materials.
  • Work collaboratively with senior management, subject matter specialists and other staff to confirm content required for materials.
  • Project manage all aspects of document preparation to ensure processes remain on track and timelines met, with all internal reviews and approvals.
  • Liaise with graphic designers, photographers, translators, illustrators, and printers during production of publications, to ensure that work is completed on-time and on-budget.
  • Ensure corporate communications standards and policies, including visual identity, are applied.  Attend meetings to review/discuss work plan updates and to discuss, clarify and establish action based items on audience needs.
  • Contribute to and support implementation of communication strategy.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications & Experience

  • A 4-year university degree, preferably in Communications, Public Relations or Journalism or equivalent level of education sufficient to attain accreditation from the Canadian Public Relations Society or the International Association of Business Communication.
  • Accreditation from the Canadian Public Relations Society or International Association of Business Communications is an asset.
  • Minimum 8 years solid writing experience, including corporate communications experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of communications principles and techniques.
  • Extensive experience writing corporate communications material for multiple platforms, formats and audiences including substantive corporate reports such as annual reports.
  • Years of project management experience in seeing communication materials through full production cycles.
  • Demonstrated communications/public relations experience working in a high profile environment.
  • Experience in developing a variety of communications tools and products and in developing communication vehicles for a variety of media.
  • Extensive project management experience and strong organizational skills to manage workload with competing priorities and tight timeframes.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure with minimal supervision, and as part of a team.
  • Strong relationship management skills to work with senior management, directors, managers, partners and stakeholders, subject matter specialists
  • Ability to conceptualize easily, learn quickly and independently exercise good judgment and demonstrate initiative
  • Bilingualism (French/English) would be a strong asset.

 You must be eligible to work in Canada and must be able to meet security clearance requirements. 

 We offer competitive base salary. 



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