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June 10, 2022
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
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Reference: 036982

Duration: Permanent, Full Time

Number of Positions: 2

Location : Richmond, BC

Deadline date : July 8, 2022


Bring your writing, editing, and publication-management skills to a role with a diverse range of internal and external communications. WorkSafeBC's Corporate Communications department is seeking two editors to join their creative team. You'll write, assign, edit, and package articles, visual materials, and documents for both web and print publication, and manage editorial projects from conception through final publication.


As an editor, you'll be responsible for providing strategic expertise in developing ideas and lineups, identifying the most appropriate channel and approach for each article, supervising contract writers, and ensuring consistency of voice, tone, style, content, and quality. If you are a collaborative-minded, detail-oriented individual with at least six years of experience working in an editorial, communications, or publishing environment, we'd like to hear from you!


As an editor you will:

  • Manage the production of a variety of resources for internal and external audiences from development through publication
  • Provide direction and quality control on projects for web or print publication, ensuring adherence to our editorial and publishing standards
  • Work as part of a team, clearly and concisely presenting and explaining technical information, verbally and in writing, to audiences with varying levels of understanding and information needs
  • Provide expertise to internal clients in developing story ideas and content, and write and edit stories for our intranet site
  • Write, edit, and coordinate the production of brochures, booklets, posters, reports, manuals, and other projects
  • Assist departments with their communications needs by providing advice on style, objectives, and publication standards and procedures
  • Liaise with clients and artists, web publishers, photographers, typesetting, printing, or outside suppliers


We're looking for people who can:

  • Independently plan and organize multiple projects in a team environment
  • Mentor and coach subject-matter experts in preparing information for electronic and print publications with sensitive content
  • Provide persuasive and diplomatic input, advice, and guidance to others on a design and production team
  • Demonstrate experience with writing and all stages of editing: structural, stylistic, copy editing, and proofreading. Experience with plain-language editing is an asset
  • Clearly and concisely present and explain technical information, verbally and in writing, to audiences with varying levels of understanding
  • Use Microsoft Office products, including Teams, SharePoint, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


Your experience and educational background:

  • A degree in English, journalism, communications, social sciences or science
  • A minimum of six years of recent, related experience working in an editorial, communications, or publishing environment
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.


If you are shortlisted for this position, we will contact you and request you to submit a work sample. * You can submit samples of your published editing and writing work. If possible, please include before-and-after editing examples that show the changes you made. You may provide up to three work samples, which can include links to published works. *


Please send any additional application materials via email to Talent Team by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date of the competition.


If you require an accommodation in the assessment process, please email Recruitment Testing Accommodation (SM) at the time you submit your application.


Who are we?

At WorkSafeBC, we're dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across British Columbia. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries and diseases occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers compensation system for today and future generations. We're honoured to serve the 2.4 million workers and 245,000 registered employers in our province.


As part of our mandate, we have introduced an interim mandatory employee policy intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of our employees, clients, and the public.


Effective November 1, 2021, WorkSafeBC will require all employees who interact in person with employers, workers, members of the public, or other WorkSafeBC staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In implementing the policy, WorkSafeBC will consider its obligations to accommodate those staff who are unable to be vaccinated.


We recognize that our ability to make a difference relies on building a team with a rich variety of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences, and which reflects the diversity of the people we serve. We are committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive work culture where everyone can contribute as their best, authentic self. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.


What's it like to work at WorkSafeBC?

It's challenging, stimulating and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important and so are the people we do it for.


Our benefits

Being part of WorkSafeBC means being part of a strong, committed team. Along with a competitive salary, your total compensation package includes vacation, optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits, and contributions toward your retirement pension. As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work — and life. Learn more about what we offer.


If you're the successful applicant, we'll be making a conditional offer contingent upon your clearing a criminal record check under the Criminal Records Review Act. At the time of offer, you'll need to provide consent for a criminal record check. Once we receive clearance, we'll confirm your offer of employment.


WorkSafeBC is an inclusive and accessible employer committed to employment equity objectives and invites applications from all qualified individuals. Only those under consideration will be contacted. If you're unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest.


This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.


Thank you, in advance, for applying.


Please apply online at: https://rita.illicohodes.com/go/62a1376c6a90eed374fb1c28/5ee8cdf24530fa089f2b7e90/en

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