University of Ottawa Communications Officer and Writer-Editor Contract in Ottawa, ON

University of Ottawa

Branch Ottawa ON CA

Communications Officer and Writer-Editor
Ottawa, ON

Experience using computer applications such as word processing software, databases, spreadsheets as well as the Internet, email distribution tools, client…

Develops and implements communications plans to support the activities of the Office of the Registrar. Creates communication products, including print and electronic publications, website content, email and text message campaigns as well as advertising copy. Conducts related research and coordinates production activities. Evaluates the impact of communications plans and tools (surveys, consultations, etc.) to ensure they best meet the client’s objectives and expectations.

Essential Qualifications
Extensive knowledge of communications and writing, publishing, editing and translation normally acquired through postsecondary education, or equivalent experience, in either official language
Knowledge of the publishing field and the production process as well as website development tied to recruitment strategies
Knowledge of Ontario high school curriculum and Canadian secondary and postsecondary education systems
Experience developing and implementing communications plans using a variety of media (new and traditional)
Experience using computer applications such as word processing software, databases, spreadsheets as well as the Internet, email distribution tools, client relations management tools, Web content management tools, project management tools, etc.
Experience using databases to support communication projects (Web-based, email and text campaigns, print publications)
Ability to work on several projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines
Proven ability to write and publish promotional materials and to carry out the necessary research, with particular attention to detail and the accuracy of the information
Ability to introduce new ideas and ensure their implementation, to exercise leadership in the creative process and to successfully carry out projects
Good understanding of client needs, groups served and reasons for pursuing a university education
Excellent ability to speak and write both French and English

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise 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. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.

Contract of approximately 12 months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits and union affiliation will be determined upon hiring.

All applications will be considered equally. This posting may appear simultaneously on external websites.

Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week.

CODL certificates can be considered an asset. Don’t forget to add them to your resume.

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Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Ottawa, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-04-09
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