Writer & Content Specialist

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BC Children's Hospital Foundation
May 20, 2021
Vancouver, Canada
Job Type
Level of Experience
Established professional


What we do

At BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, we’re on a quest to ensure every kid in the province receives the best health care imaginable. As a fundraising organization, we inspire communities and people to support BC Children’s Hospital, along with its world-class research institute, mental health facility and rehabilitation centre.

Our work makes a profound difference. From helping to get the boldest research ideas off the ground to supporting the most advanced equipment, together we are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in children’s health care. This is no small task—which is why we’re looking for passionate people to join our team and help propel our mission forward.

What you’ll do

Reporting to the Associate Director, Communications, the Writer & Content Specialist is responsible for the development of compelling narratives in all forms of print, video and digital communications that will ultimately inspire and engage our donors while also build the brand profile of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

More specifically, you will:

  • Write and edit engaging short- and long-form copy for materials including, but not limited to, the annual report, magazine, video scripts, speaking notes, presentations, print/digital advertising, website, social media content, and e-newsletters.
  • Manage planning, processes and strategic delivery of messaging and content for our various projects and channels.
  • Research, identify and pursue new and innovative story leads and angles.
  • Working in collaboration with others (including graphic designers and video producers), determine the most effective and compelling way to tell or format stories for various mediums.
  • Conduct research, interviews and draft reviews with hospital staff, patient families, donors and other stakeholders, with sensitivity and diplomacy.
  • Oversee project management for the Foundation’s publications, including magazine and annual report.
  • Develop messaging resources for Foundation staff and ambassadors, including key messages, talking points and messaging toolkits.
  • Ensure consistent and compelling tone and execution of the brand guidelines in all materials.
  • Provide strategic, professional and innovative communications advice.
  • Foster collaborative relationships with foundation/hospital partners as well as other internal and external stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Serve as first point of contact for other Foundation teams, such as Strategic Partnerships, that require marketing and communications support.

What you bring

As our ideal candidate, you will, first and foremost, be an amazing storyteller – able to unearth and convey both highly emotional and highly technical information in a clear and compelling way, for a wide variety of audiences, and through a vast array of channels.  You will also bring excellent organizational skills and the ability to schedule and balance your workload in a very busy, dynamic environment.  Your strategic, inquiring mind will have the opportunity to work with a great team to continue to push our thinking and advance our work.

In addition to the above qualifications, you will bring:

  • A post-secondary degree in a related field (e.g., business, marketing, and communications).
  • Five to seven years of communications writing and storytelling experience, with experience writing and creating content in both long and short forms, for a variety of digital, print and video mediums.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate complex and technical information into simplified terms and to write in different voices, for different audiences, ranging from donors to the public and other stakeholders.
  • A curious and inquiring mind naturally inclined to ask thoughtful questions to deepen your understanding of a topic.
  • A keen eye for accuracy and detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and comfort working with diverse internal and external partners.
  • The ability to think and act strategically, be resourceful and independent, while remaining comfortable working within the framework of a collaborative, team-oriented environment.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to multi-task and work calmly under pressure.
  • Well-developed project management skills and experience in editorial planning and management.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Experience and knowledge of the not-for-profit or fundraising sector is considered an asset.

What you can expect

This position is based in our office located in Vancouver, BC. Due to the pandemic, most of our team is currently working remotely from home. If you are selected for this opportunity, you can expect to work from home most days but may be asked to come on-site occasionally while we await restrictions to lift.

Join us

We believe that anything is possible. And that permeates every action we take. As a team, we push ourselves to constantly aim higher in our work. We try new things and challenge the status quo. We respect each other and act from a place of compassion in everything we do.

While we take our work seriously, we’re also big on taking care of our team. We offer perks like a nine-day fortnight schedule and flexible hours, topnotch health and dental benefits, and a commitment to professional development.

We think it’s a pretty amazing place. Others agree—we’re proud to say that we’ve been recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers for 12 years in a row.

Seem like the right place for you? Join us and help kids shine. Apply online at by June 7, 2021 at https://www.bcchf.ca/join-team/

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