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Communications Officer

Université McGill

This is a Full-time position in Montréal, QC posted March 1, 2018.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Associate Director of Communications, Faculty of Medicine, the Communications Officer develops and implements communications plans developed to inform, promote and engage internal and external publics, including alumni. The Officer provides expert advice and support to internal clients, such as the undergraduate medical, postgraduate medical and continuing professional education offices, in support of annual priorities and goals.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement communication plans in a manner consistent with the University and Faculty mission and goals.
  • Provide professional communications advice, support and quality control to advance strategic and operational goals.
  • Ensure clients’ web presence reflects best practices, latest McGill functionalities and up-to-date content, in collaboration with the client and the Faculty’s web experts.
  • Write, edit, lay out, translate and post information, executive messages and stories to various media, for example, websites, e-newsletters, ebroadcasts and social media.
  • Oversee graphic design, photographic, print and other resources, as needed, to post to websites and other media.
  • Work closely with other Faculty communicators on media issues, stories and requests, identifying in-house experts, and developing key messages and story pitches.
  • Support key events and collaborate with the Faculty’s Events Officer on large-scale events.
  • Plan and develop communication/outreach campaigns and materials including, for example, promotional copy, presentations, brochures, photos, video clips, web and social media.
  • Act as liaison with stakeholders (e.g., students, faculty, staff and University Advancement Medicine), as well as with partners in the Faculty’s network of teaching hospitals and institutes, to solicit input and collaborate on joint communication initiatives.
  • Liaise between clients (e.g., undergraduate medical, postgraduate medical and continuing professional education offices) to develop communication synergies and share practices.
  • Develop and implement best practices and standard processes to support clients’ communication needs, such as style guides and templates.
  • Support special Faculty projects, as needed.

Experience in successfully developing and implementing communications plans in a higher education, health care or nonprofit environment. Strong relationship-building and consulting/advising expertise. Demonstrated ability to create high quality communication materials on a range of topics, with emphasis on outstanding writing and editing skills. Fully versed in planning and coordinating web, print, graphic, photographic, video and social media projects. Experience developing graphic, photographic and video content a major asset. Detail-oriented. Strong organizational, priority-setting, problem-solving and listening. Ability to liaise with internal and external clients and to work autonomously and as part of a team in a fast-paced, changing, deadline oriented environment. Demonstrated professionalism and discretion. Ability to anticipate possible difficulties, troubleshoot and implement solutions. Proven ability to work with computer applications and tools related to the field of communications (Microsoft Office, web, social media, etc.), as well as databases and presentation software. English and French, spoken and written is essential.

How To Apply:

Please submit your application online at
Click on “APPLY NOW” and clearly indicate the reference number – MR0665

Skills Required

  • Education level: University
  • Work experience (years): 3-5 years


Salary: N/D

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