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Communications Contractor/Writer

March 15, 2021
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The communications contractor will play an important role in fostering a positive image of the company, sharing the company’s goals and updates with target audiences, and help to manage issues within a rapidly changing environment. The initial focus for the contractor is on writing and editing a variety of communications pieces including fact sheets, web copy, key messages, media Q&A, op-eds, feature articles and others.

You are a skilled researcher, effective collaborator and excellent writer, experienced in boiling down large amounts of technical information and feedback to create compelling, engaging, concise copy. You also understand the importance of plain language and its role in communications.

Contractor will be paid on an hourly basis. Expected weekly hours range from 5-20 hours. This is a freelance contract, remote position.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Excellent writing, editing and communications skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a remote working team
  • Highly creative and innovative, multi-media savvy, well-organized
  • Experience writing and editing a wide range of communications materials for varied audiences including fact sheets, web copy, key messages, media Q&A, op-eds, feature articles and others.
  • Experience performing research and gathering information from various sources to develop content

Preferred Requirements:

  • Familiarity with the social and political environment of Yukon and Northwest Territories
  • Current or previous experience living and working in Canada’s Arctic or territories
  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in creative writing, communications, public relations, journalism, or related field
  • Media relations experience including issues management and spokesperson preparation
  • Experience working with translators and interpreters to create content for translation into Indigenous languages

Please send cover letter, resume and two writing samples to In your cover letter, please outline your writing and communications experience, expected hourly rate, and any experiencing working or living in Northern Canada.

Deadline: March 25, 2021.

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