Content Writer

  • Bishop Strachan School
  • Jun 02, 2022
Full-Time Advancement / Alumni Relations

Job Description

Content Writer
Permanent Full-Time

Are you passionate about education and skilled at storytelling for both digital and print platforms? BSS is seeking an innovative person to join our Communications and Marketing team who has a journalism and/or communications background with the confidence and creativity to write articles on compelling and important topics for our school. Check out some of our projects here.

Working at The Bishop Strachan School is challenging, exciting and rewarding. It’s also a lot of fun. This is the place to be if you value forward-thinking leadership and enthusiastically embrace a global perspective.

We offer the opportunity to join an exceptional community of professionals and contribute meaningfully to the education of tomorrow’s transformational leaders. As an employer, we focus on building and developing our employees to be the very best at what they do. We offer competitive compensation, a variety of benefits and supports, and a thought-provoking and inspirational environment.

If you’re looking to challenge yourself and be a leader in girls’ education, we invite you to explore a career with BSS.

 

Summary of Position
The Content Writer is a versatile storyteller with strong writing and editing skills who is experienced with print and digital platforms and able to engage diverse audiences. This individual must be able to prioritize multiple projects and adjust work accordingly, often against tight deadlines. They will help oversee the creation and publication of dynamic corporate content such as the annual alumnae magazine, annual report, fundraising campaigns, a digital academic journal and more.  Our aim is always to align to the strategic objectives of the school, promote its vision, mission and values, and uphold its brand and standards.

 

Specific Accountabilities

Reporting & Writing:

  • Reporting, writing, and editing articles for print, web and mobile audiences while tailoring content to meet the varying needs of those platforms.
  • Manage the development and production of digital and print collateral, working with internal stakeholders and vendors to achieve a high level of quality and innovation, and communications standards.
  • Acts as assistant editor to the alumnae magazine which includes managing the timeline, interviewing subjects and writing articles, editing, and creating and execution a promotional plan..
  • Prepare written content for brochures, the annual report and various projects by conducting interviews, researching, writing, and managing external writers
  • Monitor and uphold the BSS brand and communications standards, editing and proofing all materials for quality control and provides guidance, support and consultation to other departments on strategic communications, branding and project management

 

Project Management:

  • Prioritize and manage school-wide support requests, liaising with other departments to confirm and clarify goals and deliverables
  • Manage The development of marketing materials for Advancement and Student Recruiting events. This includes strategic development, design (either in-house or with external designers), execution, metrics gathering and post evaluation.
  • Oversee work of professional designers

 

General:

  • Handle office administration, including organizing vendor invoicing and department meetings
  • Embed diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging into all processes
  • Commit to the Staff Growth and Evaluation Program
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

 

Skills, Experience and Attributes

  • Exceptional editing and copywriting skills. A background in journalism, content creation, or corporate communications will be considered an asset.
  • Journalism or Communications, degree or diploma and/or a related combination of experience
  • Experience, preferably in a not-for-profit, agency and/or education setting
  • Experience with project managing the design and execution of extensive publications with a design agency.
  • Background in content development and working with multiple external writers and stakeholders.
  • A skilled writer with lens to multiple external stakeholders, with demonstrated ability and experience producing editorial, corporate communications and advertising copy.
  • Superior strategic communications, writing and editing skills in digital and print platforms
  • Graphic design skills for smaller marketing pieces
  • Media relations background, with experience in writing and pitching news releases
  • Project management expertise, ability to prioritize and meet tight timelines
  • Professional manner, customer-service orientation and comfortable with fast-paced environment
  • Positive, creative, collaborative and organized
  • Ability to manage changing priorities, concurrent projects and demanding deadlines
  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends during the school year
  • Commitment to and passion for the vision, mission and values of the school

 

Why Work at BSS?

We value the willingness to take risks in order to learn and grow - and not just for our students. At BSS, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in an unparalleled setting, with access to innovative tools, support and resources, so you can pursue ongoing professional learning, whatever your role. BSS offers a competitive total compensation package that includes:

  • Extensive health and dental benefits package
  • Our administration participate in our robust pension plan with up to 8% match
  • Lunches provided with a taxable benefit
  • Discounted tuition for eligible staff
  • Use of on-site fitness center
  • And a chance to be part of a great community!

 

BSS Values Diversity:

BSS is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse and respectful environment. We believe that diversity in our school fosters a rich, inclusive and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We are also committed to providing accommodation for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodations, please contact the Executive Assistant, Human Resources and Finance at 416-483-4325, ext. 4207 or by email at careers@bss.on.ca.

 

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to careers@bss.on.ca indicating Content Writer in the subject line. For more information about BSS, please visit our website at www.bss.on.ca

Please note, we have a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy in place for employees, unless official documentation of a human rights exemption is provided and can be accommodated.

We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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