Communications Content Creator/Editor

(Canadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Simcoe Muskoka Branch)

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Position ID: V-MID0673 Last Modified: 08 May 2018 Last Full Update: 17 Mar 2017
Opportunity Details
ContactYves St-Onge, Communication Division, Canadian Red Cross; Phone: 1-844-818-2155; Email:
Duties• Create content for weekly internal newsletter  
• Research, write and edit stories for Red Weekly that highlight regional achievements  
• Interview volunteers, employees and clients for the purposes of creating profiles for Red Weekly 
• Works with staff on creating content for annual or one-time projects 
• Researches and writes content for projects that promote the Red Cross. This could include editorial content that accompanies an advertisement, social media content, program brochures, local communications messaging, etc.  
• Provide input on recruitment materials (e.g. posters, displays, brochures)  
• Supports the Communications Department during emergencies and fundraising appeals 
• Works alongside Communications staff members to create/edit content to support the Philanthropy and Communications Departments when on appeal  
• Assists in creating copy that positions the Red Cross as the charity of choice during fundraising appeals  
• Contributes to a healthy and safe working environment 
• Performs other duties, as required
More Info
Ages19 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Areas of InterestMarketing & Promotions ; Research / Evaluation ; Writing / Editing
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; First Aid ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Research ; Translation & Languages ; Web & IT ; Writing & Editing ; Education and Experience 
• The minimum qualifications for this position are post-secondary education and a minimum two years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in marketing, communications or journalism 
• Experience working with the media is considered an asset 
Abilities and Skills 
• Strong verbal, interpersonal and relationship building skills as this position requires contact with staff, volunteers and clients of the Red Cross 
• Superior writing and editing skills 
• Proficient use of computer applications (internet and database research skills, MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) 
• Strong communication and interviewing skills 
• Ability to adapt to changing circumstances  
• Willingness to travel within the region
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelSolitary ; One-on-one
Dates and TimesVolunteer will create own work schedule
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityUnknown ; Not Applicable - Volunteer works primarily home, with occasional time in an office environment
LocationSimcoe County
Number of PositionsBarrie: 1 individual(s) ; Orillia: 1 individual(s)
TransportationVolunteer provides own transportation when required
Application Deadline15 Apr 2017
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsThis position requires a successful Canadian criminal reference check (with vulnerable sector screening). The Canadian Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer. Interested parties may submit their resume and cover letter by email to no later than April 15th, 2017. While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Agency Details
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Organization NameCanadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Simcoe Muskoka Branch
Office Phone705-721-3313
Toll Free Phone1-800-387-2251
Address & Map
65 Cedar Pointe Dr, Unit 809B
Barrie, ON L4N 5R7
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