English Writer (Corporate Development) – CBC

Job Family Communications
Primary Location Ottawa

Position Language Requirement Bilingual (English / French)

Language Skill Level (Reading) C
Language Skill Level (Writing) C
Language Skill Level (Speaking) C

Status of Employment Temporary
Work schedule(s) Full-time

Work at CBC/Radio-Canada

At CBC/Radio-Canada, we create content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms. Our successes and accomplishments are driven by embodying and upholding values, which include creativity, integrity, inclusiveness and relevance.

Do you think you have the ability and drive to keep up with this exciting, ever-changing industry? Whether it be in front of the camera, on air, online or behind the scenes, you would be joining a team that thrives on making connections and telling stories that are important to Canadians.

Your role

This job can be done remotely and can be based anywhere in Canada.

This is a contract for 1 year with the possibility of becoming permanent.

Your key responsibilities:
Write clear, engaging communications for public audiences. Includes speeches, editorials, internal communications, and letters on issues of importance to CBC/Radio-Canada and the cultural industry.
Translate the Corporation’s strategic objectives and positions into compelling narratives intended for external audiences
Work with a French writer to review translated documents and adapt French materials for an english audience.
Ensure high-quality copy editing of materials produced by others
Develop, in collaboration with the public affairs team, a planning calendar for written materials.
Liaise with internal experts to gather content about relevant topics
Adopt key messages developed by the Strategy, Public Affairs and Government relations and Communications teams for use in public communications
Ensure consistency with the organisation’s objectives
Maintain a style guide

We are looking for a candidate with the following:
Degree in Communications, Journalism or equivalent
Minimum of five years of directly-related experience in a similar role
Exceptional writing, copywriting and proofreading skills in English
Experience in strategic and policy writing, speech writing
Knowledge of the media industry is an asset.
Strong oral communications skills
Ability to analyze and synthesize complex information
Ability to write quickly and for various formats (print, video, scripts, social media content)
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, managing various projects at the same time with tight deadline
Attention to details
Experience in providing advice to senior executives
Able to work in English and French
Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

If this sounds interesting, please click on ”Apply online”. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster. For more information, visit the Diversity and Inclusion section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to recruitment@cbc.ca.

You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website. All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment. We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest. In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest.

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