Position Type: Full-time
Annual Salary: $60,000
Schedule: 37.5 hours weekly (flexible hours)
Start Date: May 16, 2022 (flexible)
Location: Remote, within Canada
Language: French and English
Reports to: Associate Director, Communications
Application Deadline: April 29, 2022, at 5:00 pm PST
Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of people of diverse sexualities and genders through research and intervention development. CBRC’s core pillars – community-led research, knowledge exchange, network building, and leadership development – position the organization as a thought leader, transforming ideas into actions that make a difference in our communities. CBRC was incorporated in 1999 and is a non-profit charitable organization. Our main office is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, and we also have satellite offices located in Edmonton, Toronto, and Halifax.
The French Content Editor will be responsible for assisting with the writing, translation and revision of various forms of French copy for the organization’s multiple departments. This can include items like blog posts, newsletters, landing page copy, plain language summaries, educational materials, interviews, press releases and social media posts. CBRC has a broad variety and competing list of communications needs, so storytelling skills, an understanding of tone and voice, and the ability to multitask are great assets. The ideal candidate will also possess strong verbal and written skills in English and have an interest in translating data and research as a tool for health promotion, community engagement, and structural change.
Primary Job Responsibilities
- Managing, revising and proofreading all public-facing French content created by CBRC staff and related freelancers to maintain our writing consistency, accuracy and quality standards
- Assist with the writing and production of original digital and print content and publications in collaboration with relevant CBRC staff, contractors, and external partners, such as community and stakeholder reports, social marketing campaigns, newsletters, and marketing/promotional collateral
- Support francophone engagement with grant activities and outputs (knowledge products, policy education and service provider activities)
- Other responsibilities and duties as required
At CBRC, we recognize the value of a variety of educational experiences, including but not limited to academic, career-based, and personal learnings. No one’s application will be ignored due to having not met a formal educational threshold. However, an undergraduate degree/diploma in one of the following areas would be an asset:
- Communications, marketing, or media-related studies
- Lettres françaises
- Health, education, or related social sciences
Core Competencies (critical to succeed in this role)
- 3-5 years of experience as a writer/editor, or similar position
- Mastery of French grammar, syntax and spelling (familiar with Canadian/Quebec French standards)
- Knowledge of inclusive grammatical practices, including non-gendered writing, neopronouns, neutral conjugation, etc.
- Flexibility to write and develop messages in different voices and to suit different audiences on different platforms, while maintaining strict standards of quality control and reinforcing CBRC’s style
- Adaptable, highly organized and detail oriented with the ability to multi-task and function under tight and/or competing deadlines
- Excellent verbal and written skills in French and English
Other Competencies & Qualifications (assets)
- Knowledge of the non-profit sector in Canada, especially in relation to 2SLGBTQAI+ communities, health promotion and research, and social justice or services
- Experience with Word, Google docs, and Adobe Acrobat ReaderPostsecondary education is an asset but not a requirement
- Capacity to prioritize tasks and function under tight and/or competing deadlines
- Autonomous worker with an ability to adapt and work within a team setting
- Ability to interact professionally and effectively with partners from varying sectors including academic, government and community agencies
- Effective critical analysis and problem-solving skills
- Generous vacation time, personal days, and other leave policies
- Extended health benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and Long-Term Disability
- Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
- Inclusive workplace
- Remote and hybrid work arrangement
- Flexible working schedule
- Kind and supportive team
How to apply
Please email your application to Human Resources at [email protected] and put the job you are applying for in the subject line (French Content Editor). All applicants are required to provide a cover letter and a resume, and a portfolio of 2-3 writing samples covering a variety of topics, styles, and subject matter.
If this process presents barriers, please get in touch via email with the subject line Access: French Content Editor or call us (604-568-7478) to discuss alternative formats for submitting an application.
The deadline to apply for this position is April 29, 2022, at 5:00 pm PST.
CBRC believes in work led by and for the community. As part of our commitment to employment equity, we encourage applications from queer, trans and non-binary people, Indigenous, Black and people of colour (IBPOC) individuals, Two-Spirit people, people living with HIV, people living with Hepatitis C, disabled people, 2SLGBTQQIA+ women, and other people with fabulous and diverse identities and experiences. CBRC acknowledges that not everyone is able to publicly disclose these identities, and this role does not expect that employees will disclose in the course of their work.