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3 Jun 2020

Temporary Content Writer

Royal Roads University –  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Job Description

Job Description

A major, multi-year Web Presence Renewal project is underway to complete a redesign of the Royal Roads University website and its content by 2023.

The Royal Roads website is a critical marketing and communications tool and a major avenue for presenting Royal Roads University to the world. It is also a critical tool for student recruitment. The successful completion of this project will positively impact the university’s profile and reputation, and improve the user experience for thousands of prospects, students, faculty and staff. It will allow for the positioning of Royal Roads’ digital experience as a leader in the post-secondary sector.

Content writers will be responsible for supporting this project through writing and editing compelling web content that maintains a cohesive voice and aligns with the university’s style guide. This position will work collaboratively with the marketing and communications teams and their writers. They will work on a content schedule with a content manager to produce, revise and complete drafts to deadline.

Job Requirements
  •     Bachelor’s degree in a related field (journalism, creative writing, communications, English) or comparable work experience
  •     5 to 7 years of experience writing and editing web content
  •     Some experience writing content for higher education preferred
  •     Some familiarity with Royal Roads’ learning model and programs
  •     Demonstrated writing proficiency with a portfolio of work including web content
  •     An ability to write and edit compelling content that is active, concise and engaging
  •     A professional, responsive and positive approach to work and constructive criticism
  •     An eagle eye for grammar and spelling
  •     An ability to adhere to university guidelines for voice, style guide and readability goals
  •     An ability to work effectively and collaborate closely and with a content manager and team to understand deliverables and work to deadline
  •     Able to take initiative and to work independently
  •     Excellent time management skills, including prioritizing and adapting as needed
  •     Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
Additional Information
This is a temporary, full-time position working 37.5 hours per week for a term of approximately one year, with the possibility of extension. The position has been evaluated at MPT-C with a salary range of $64,248 (minimum) to $75,585 (midpoint) to $86,922 (maximum) per annum. Employment offers will normally be made between the minimum and midpoint of the range and are determined by knowledge, experience and internal equity. The University is pleased to offer a limited benefits package. (If you are currently enrolled in the RRU Benefits Plan your coverage will remain unchanged.) Royal Roads University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty and staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates shortlisted for further consideration will be contacted. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please contact us directly at attention: Anna Brigham or 250-391-2600 extension 4833, so we can offer you individualized assistance and ensure equity in our recruitment and hiring process. ALL COMPETITIONS WILL CLOSE AT 10.00 P.M. ON THE DATE OF CLOSING

Job Categories: Creative. Job Types: Temporary.

Job expires in 54 days.

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