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Web Content Writer

Organization: Canadian Cancer Survivor Network

Commitment: Short term less than 6 months

Availability: Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 2

Location: Ottawa - West

Deadline: Mar 25, 2019

Description

Position: Web content writer
JOB SUMMARY
We are in need of talented Web Content Writers to join our team. The content writer will create and develop well researched and accurate content for print and digital media within deadlines. The ideal candidate should have a proven track record of conducting thorough research on health related topics, generating ideas for new content, proofreading articles before publication and creating engaging content. This position requires a high level of creativity, as well as the ability to use data-driven insights to write better material. The successful candidate should also be detail-oriented and organized.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Research health related topics and trends (combining online sources, interviews and studies) to compare and create content that is innovative and original
• Create concise, eye-catching, and innovative headlines and body copy
• Consistently brainstorm and collaborate with team for new ideas and strategies
• Promote content on social media
• Develop a good network over social media
• Regularly produce well researched content on a variety of topics for multiple platforms (website, blogs, articles, social media, banners, case studies, etc.)
• Prepare well-structured drafts using Content Management Systems
• Proofread and edit content produced by other members of the team
• Identify client needs and gaps in our content and recommend new topics
• Update website content as needed


QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
• A Bachelor's degree in Journalism, English, Communications or related field preferred
• Excellent writing skills, as well as the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively
• The ability to consistently meet tight deadlines
• Proven work experience as a Content Writer, Copywriter or similar role
• Portfolio of published articles
• Hands-on experience with Content Management Systems (e.g. WordPress)
• Creative and innovative thinker and planner
• Experience doing research using multiple sources
• Confident in producing work across multiple platforms
• Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
• Ability to work independently or as an active member of a team
• Self-motivated and self-directed
• Good interpersonal skills and a positive attitude
• Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel), Google Docs etc.
• Highly adaptable

Contact

Mona Forrest

613 898 1871

mforrest@survivornet.ca

Volunteer Opportunity Address
1750, Croissant Courtwood Crescent, Suite/bureau 210 Ottawa, ON K2C 2B5

Details

Good for people interested in: Writing; Social Media; Communications and Marketing; Health Care

You will be working with: People with disabilities or medical conditions

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
- Learn and practice new skills that are important in the workplace which will ultimately help you advance in your career
- Build upon existing skills and use them to the benefit of your community
- Meet new people and thereby boost your social skills
- Expand your professional network and obtain references
- Take on the challenge of identifying your weak points and setting personal goals to strengthen them
- Offer vital help to people who need it thus making a difference in someone’s life
- Contribute significantly to a worthwhile cause and the community at large
- Do something you are passionate about
- Work at an organization with a great work culture

How will the organization benefit?
- Engage a more diverse range of skills, experience and knowledge
- Raise more awareness about our cause
- Reach a wider audience with our message
- Reduce cost of operations
- Better positioned to carry out our mission

Organization category: Health

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Youth 16-24

Public transportation available: Yes