Job Director of Communications

25 Sep

Canadian Women’s Health Network
Director of Communications
Bilingual preferred

The Canadian Women’s Health Network is seeking an individual with experience in national bilingual media relations and communications programming for a full-time, five-month term position, Oct. 29, 2007 – March 31, 2008 with intention of extension for seven additional months to October 31, 2008 pending renewal of funding in April 2008.

The successful candidate will be expected to coordinate our national bilingual media relations strategy, including the preparation and editing of press releases, editorials, and articles for a variety of media; editing of one issue of our magazine, Network; and writing and editing of a range of promotional and
policy materials. The position also entails regular networking and public relations with Canada’s women’s and health organizations as well as support to knowledge transfer events. The Director of Communications works closely with health researchers across the country and with a national women’s health policy research programme.

Three to five years demonstrated experience required.  Candidates should have excellent writing and editing skills, with experience writing press releases, Op Eds, news articles, magazine articles, policy documents, and web writing.
Candidates are required to have at least three years experience with media relations and giving media interviews, including print media, radio and TV.  Positive working relationships with Canadian media are required.  The successful applicant will also be conversant with the major health issues facing Canadian women today.  More Information about CWHN is available at ww.cwhn.ca

Compensation: $46,700- $54,000, per annum, prorated. Location in Ottawa or Montreal area preferred; Toronto will be considered. Occasional travel required.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes with a cover letter describing how they meet the position requirements.  A sample of published press releases and articles and the names of three references should be included.
Applications and supporting material may be submitted by fax (204) 989-2355; e-mail cwhn@cwhn.ca; or to the Executive Director, Canadian Women’s Health Network, 203-419 Graham Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3C 0M3 by October 1, 2007.

CWHN is an equity employer.  Aboriginal women, women of colour and from language minorities, lesbians and women with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  We are grateful for all applications; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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