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Position Title: Writer and Content Creator – Special Projects
Status: Temporary Full-time (Appendix D, 1-Year Contract)
Hours per week: 40
Faculty/Department: Government Relations, Marketing & Communications
Campus/Location: North Campus
Salary: Min $33.38 – Max $38.75
What you will do:
The Writer and Content Creator, Special Projects (WCCSP) is a member of the GRMC – Creative Services team and is responsible for journalistic-quality writing and content creation for integrated communications that positively enhance the image and reputation of Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. Reporting to the Manager, Special Projects, the WCCSP is responsible for the development, flow and completion of web, digital/video and social editorial for external and internal audiences. The incumbent is responsible for content development including effective interviewing, journalism subject research and video script writing for multiple communication platforms at Humber. The Special Projects team focuses on institutional-wide areas such as the Centres of Innovation Network, Work-Integrated Learning (WIL), Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and other strategic initiatives. The role also writes or contributes to research & grant proposals, award submissions and other Humber or project-based publications. The WCCSP creates content to support the Communications team for strategic, executive, departmental and faculty initiatives. The incumbent provides day-to-day leadership and expertise to the Manager, Special Projects and the overall Government Relations, Marketing & Communications department.
The WCCSP has demonstrated experience and strong knowledge of:
- Canadian journalism standards, research and journalistic quality writing; CP Style
- Writing for post-secondary education:
- For web, multimedia, and social media
- Grant/award submissions
- Research proposals
- Video scriptwriting
- Multiplatform storytelling and integrating various types of content into one format (article, video)
- Developing and curating content, leveraging existing brand style and tone
- Planning and executing interviews for profiles or quotes with industry executives, students, alumni, etc.
- Photography/Videography to add to/enhance content creation, with smartphone/tablet (DSLR experience is an asset
- Managing project timelines and milestones
- Editing for online, and digital channels
- Event planning and support experience
- Office administration (e.g. scheduling meetings, purchasing and planning of resources for events/initiatives)
What you bring to the role:
- Three-year diploma/degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or other relevant discipline.
- A minimum of two years working as a writer, journalist, content creator and/or public relations/communications specialist.
- Key skills include writing, managing, planning, interviewing and producing postsecondary/corporate publications and web content; writing news/ feature stories for print, web and social; supervising editorial flow, logistics, timelines and requirements for all projects; editing print and web-based content, superior oral, written, social media communication and interview skills.
- Experience writing speeches, project briefs/memos and award/grant applications.
- A self-starting storyteller with journalistic interviewing and writing skills and the ability to work independently.
- Ability to create and integrate different types of content into published stories and articles.
- Ability to plan, organize, and support large-scale events with multiple internal and external stakeholders
What’s In it for you?
- An opportunity to have an impact with a post-secondary institution, poised to do great things.
- Diverse, hard-working, committed team of people who care about each other.
- Tools and technology that will allow you to succeed at your job.
- Work/Life balance with extended health and dental benefits, and above-average days off due to College closure schedules
- Amazing perks
- Highly supportive work culture
At Humber College we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it! Experience comes in many forms, skills are transferable, and a progressive mindset goes a long way at Humber. If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, consider applying and tell us why you are a great candidate for this job. Find your Spot at Humber!
We thank you for your interest in working with Humber College. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Consideration for Support Staff and Academic positions will be given to internal employees in accordance with the respective Collective Agreements.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Humber College is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of our students and our city. We actively seek Indigenous Peoples and individuals from equity-deserving groups with demonstrated skills and knowledge to deal with all aspects of equity, diversity and inclusion in a post-secondary environment
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