Writer, Communications, UofGH - Temporary Part-Time (6-Month Contract)

  • Humber College
  • 207 Humber College Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 5L7, Canada
  • Jun 12, 2024

Job Description

Writer, Communications, UofGH - Temporary Part-Time (6-Month Contract) - (29628)


Achieve Better Together at Guelph-Humber

At the University of Guelph-Humber we offer career paths that open a world of infinite possibilities for you to explore. People are at the heart of the Guelph-Humber experience. Every day we work together to deliver excellence, and in doing so, we redefine what it means to be a leader in providing an education combining theory and practice. Join us!

We’re currently recruiting for the Chair of Justice Studies. If you are interested in working in higher education and are looking to contribute to Guelph-Humber’s unique academic offering, here is your opportunity to join our team. 

Job Details

Position Title: Writer, Communications

Status: Temporary Part-Time (6-month Contract)

Hours per week: 24 hours

Program/Department: UofGH Communications & Public Affairs

Campus/Location: The University of Guelph-Humber (207 Humber College Blvd, Toronto) located within the traditional and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit.

Salary: Band 6 ($24.24 - $29.38)

The Writer's Role: 

The Writer, is a member of the Communications and Public Affairs team and is responsible for journalistic-quality communications that positively enhance the image and reputation of the University of Guelph-Humber (UofGH). Reporting to the Manager, Communications and Public Relations, and working closely with the entire Communications and Public Affairs team, the Writer is responsible for the development, completion and securing approval of web, digital, and print communications for external and internal audiences. The Writer provides day-to-day expertise to the Manager and to the overall Communications and Public Affairs department.

The Writer will demonstrate experience and strong knowledge of: 

  • Communication best practices and standards
  • Developing and curating written content
  • Multiplatform storytelling and integrated content
  • Journalistic-quality feature/news writing
  • Writing for post-secondary education
  • Writing and editing for the web, multimedia, digital and print-based materials
  • Best practices for subject interviews
  • English language, grammar and CP style
  • Editing and proofreading copy from various stakeholders
  • Managing several projects simultaneously while meeting established milestones and deadlines
  • Event support and reporting
  • Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
  • The Writer also supports the other roles within the Communications and Public Affairs team and performs other duties as assigned.



  • The successful candidate will have a 3 (three) year diploma/degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or another relevant discipline.

Experience and Skills:

  • A minimum of 3 (three) years' experience working as a journalist
  • Experience writing feature and news stories for print and web
  • A self-starting storyteller with journalistic-quality interviewing and writing skills
  • The ability to multi-task and complete projects under tight timelines with little supervision
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills and relationship-building abilities
  • The ability to create and integrate various types of content into published stories and articles
  • The ability to proofread and edit print and web-based content

Join us and achieve better together!

At the University of Guelph-Humber, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it! If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, consider applying and tell us why you are a great candidate for this job. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 
The University of Guelph-Humber is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of our students and our city. We encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples and individuals from equity-deserving gorups.

The University of Guelph-Humber is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants at any stage of the hiring process who require accommodation. This document is available in alternate formats upon request. 

Hours Per Week: 24
Position Type: Temporary Part-Time Support

Minimum Salary

: 24.24

Maximum Salary

: 29.38

Work Locations

University of Guelph-Humber    
207 Humber College Blvd        
 Etobicoke M9W 5L7

Job Family

: Administrative Services

Job Posting

: 6/10/24
Department: UofGH Communications and Public Affairs