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Corporate Writer (Maternity Leave Contract)

Ontario Society of Professional Engineers

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted August 24, 2019.

You’re looking for intellectually and creatively stimulating work as a writer, and you’d like to be part of a team that values quality over quantity, and cares deeply about creating content that is meaningful for their audience. We’re the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers ( (OSPE), and we advocate on behalf of the engineering profession in the province of Ontario. Whether it involves organizing professional development events or connecting with the many businesses and government officials that help our cause, we are dedicated to ensuring that engineering professionals have a key voice at Ontario’s policy-making table. We’re a strong, progressive organization and we’re looking for a professional writer to join our team on a one-year maternity leave contract. Corporate Writer Your goal in this position is to create meaningful content that will be essential to the success of our advocacy and membership development efforts. Specifically, you’ll write communications plans, magazine, blog and newsletter content, collateral for events, letters, key messages, presentations and speeches, etc. The content you create will be essential for our ability to engage with engineers, governments, industry, and the public alike. Practically speaking, your responsibilities will include: * Write communications plans and copy for collateral for various projects* Create and advise on content and key messaging for strategy documents and publications, ensuring messaging and culture alignment, as well as a consistent look and feel of branding* Prepare various ad hoc corporate communications materials, which may include executive presentations, corporate announcements/e-mails, briefing notes, FAQs, speeches, and backgrounders etc.* Create content for our quarterly magazine, including but not limited to writing, sourcing compelling content, editing and proofing content* Provide proofreading and editing services to various business units* Develop and supervise both proactive and reactive Public Relations (PR) activities to increase the awareness of the Society and the importance of engineers to the general public, businesses, governments, media, and stakeholders* Act as media contact/coordinator, working with internal spokesperson(s) to prepare for media interviews through creation of key messages and Q&As You’ll excel in this role if you have excellent writing skills, the ability to communicate complex issues in a clear, concise, timely manner, and are able to create content with creativity, speed and style. Working with OSPE This is a one-year, maternity leave contract position, working Monday to Friday, with a highly attractive total compensation plan. We are a small, passionate team operating out of our head office in Toronto. We believe in the autonomy of each member of our team and maintain a working environment that empowers our members to be great advocates. Working with us will provide you with a challenge as we strive to tap in the vast potential of this market. We hope you will join us as we continue to champion the interests of engineers across Ontario.Qualifications * University or college degree/diploma in journalism, communications, or public relations or equivalent experience in the field* Experience working in a deadline-driven environment* Experience in issues management* Experience as a magazine or newspaper editor* Experience working in or with mainstream media an asset* Understanding of/experience with public policy issues relating to engineering in Ontario considered an asset How to Apply Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. After submitting, you’ll receive an email inviting you to log in and view your assessment results.   We strive to build a team that reflects the diversity of the community we work in, and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups such as women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people identifying as LGBTQ2SI, veterans, and people with disabilities.  If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us using the “Help” button.   We will review applications, with priority given to those who have completed the assessment, and look forward to hearing from you.