Bilingual Copy Editor

The Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC) is Canada’s window on parliament, politics and public affairs. As Canada’s only national, bilingual media outlet focused exclusively on politics, we are unique in the Canadian media landscape. We are looking for a detail-oriented writing professional to join our team as a Bilingual Copy Editor.

The Role

Reporting to the Manager, Communications, the Bilingual Copy Editor is responsible for all aspects of copy-editing and proofing for on-air broadcast elements, web copy, social media and external content. This individual works alongside a team of translators, producers, communications professionals, and administrative staff.

Primary Responsibilities

•Copy-editing a wide variety of documents, including real-time on-air broadcast graphics, social media postings, digital and web content, communications materials, press releases, and publicity materials;
•Providing limited substantive editing, when required;
•Comparing English and French versions of a document to ensure consistency when a document has been translated;
•Advising staff on language issues, including style, usage, specific terminology, grammar, and formatting;
•Working with the translation team to maintain and enhance the terminology database and maintaining the translation/copy-editing database;
•Maintaining the language Style Guide;
•Providing expert advice to staff on best practices;
•Other duties, as required.

Qualifications (knowledge, skills and experience required)

•Highly developed English and French-language copy-editing skills
•Previous copy-editing and/or substantive-editing experience
•Superior oral and written skills in both English and French
•Excellent time-management and project-management skills
•Superior interpersonal skills
•Well-developed decision-making and problem-solving abilities
•Excellent research skills
•Advanced computer literacy
•A degree in communications, publishing, translation, journalism, or a related field;

This is a full time, 12 month contract position, with the possibility of renewal.

Please submit your application to:

1750-45 O’Connor Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1A4
Attention: Patricia Hutton, Human Resources

CPAC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.