Career Opportunity – Editor / Communication Specialist

Job Posting:  Editor / Communication Specialist
Reports to:           Director of Communication
Salary Range:      $40,000 to $45,000
Term:                      Permanent
Closing Date:       Open until filled
Location:               Ottawa


The Editor / Communication Specialist will bring expertise to the writing and editing of briefing notes, press releases, and other written materials. The Editor / Communication Specialist will also assist in the development and timely delivery of initiatives that support NWAC in its communications, public relations and messaging strategies. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team that will make a difference in the lives of Indigenous women in Canada and around the world.

General duties

The NWAC Editor / Communication Specialist will:

  • Evaluate the suitability of reports, briefing notes, press releases for publication, or electronic media and recommend or make changes in content, style and organization;
  • Read and edit copy to be published to detect and correct errors in spelling, grammar and syntax, and shorten or lengthen copy as space or time requires;
  • Confer with the Director of Communication regarding revisions to copy;
  • Plan and implement a layout or format of copy according to space or time allocations and significance of copy;
  • Review and edit documents, reports from the various NWAC units;
  • Assist in communication of strategies or messages from senior leadership;
  • Ability to assist to create media releases for NWAC when required;
  • Assisting in various digital marketing and communications initiatives;
  • Ability to adapt and adjust to changes;
  • Other related duties as required from time to time.

 Studies and Experience Requirement

 BSc / BA in journalism, public relations, communications and English

  • 2-3 years of experience in professional business writing/ editing
  • Experience with NGOs, organizations, interest groups and government or government agencies or business/corporate entities.

Key Skills

  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills in both plain language and academic styles;
  • Excellent knowledge of WordPress;
  • Knowledge and understanding of Social Media principles for business;
  • Strong attention to detail, editing and proofreading capabilities;
  • Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to take directions and work independently;
  • Ability to apply sound judgment and make decisions within the area, often on short notice;
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and organize work effectively and under pressure;
  • Excellent knowledge of technical documentation best practices;

Knowledge Requirements

  • Some knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and internationally, their cultures, histories and traditions;
  • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary concerns and issues in the doing of Indigenous business in Canada;
  • Understanding and knowledge of Indigenous issues, and norms and standards relevant to promotion and protection of Indigenous women’s rights;
  • Some knowledge of key issues impacting Indigenous women and girls in Canada and internationally;
  • Some understanding of social policy (including violence prevention and impacts, health, housing, etc.);
  • Bilingualism is an asset


Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:
Christèle Goupy
Human Resources
1 Nicholas Street, 9th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
[email protected]
(Email submissions preferred).

Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Interviews will be held in Ottawa or by teleconference.