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Copywriter-web editor

Administration portuaire de Montréal

This is a Full-time position in Montréal, QC posted March 7, 2018.

Copywriter – web editor

Communications Service

Closing date :             March 21st 2018

Status :                        Full time, permanent

Salary :                        Minimum $ 69 875

                                    Maximum $ 90 836

                                    MPA Professional and technical group, level 3


Reporting to the Director of Communications, the incumbent is responsible for writing various texts and speeches for internal and external audiences and administering the various electronic and print communications tools and their visual and editorial quality. The role comprises of an important web editor component, he is therefore responsible for the publishing aspect of the Montreal Port Authority (« MPA ») website.

The key responsibilities of this position will be to:

  • Write, in French and English, various texts, documents and letters and corporate documents for internal and external audiences. For example, annual report, speeches, the website, the intranet, magazine, newsletter and other internal and external publications. Is responsible for internal and external distribution and dissemination of information.
  • Participate in the drafting and manage the production and the publication cycle of the MPA’s various communications tools. Ensure daily follow-up, evaluate these tools and formulate recommendations to improve their consultation, use and visibility with target audiences.
  • Actively participate in the redesign of the MPA website, which will occur in 2018: elaborate the communicational priorities of the new website, revising the content, managing the committee’s content and resources from the other teams involved, etc.
  • Ensure follow-up of the analysis reports and make recommendations to upgrade the communications tools in order to meet the users’ needs better.
  • Prepare the timelines of the various projects and transmit the relevant information to the consultants and/or internal and external stakeholders. Do the appropriate follow-up to ensure the continuity of information.
  • Ensure the technical quality and success of different projects and files and ensure compliance with the production deadlines.
  • Produce certain visual presentations.
  • Contribute to the maintenance the bank of available photos, audiotapes and videos. Retouch the photos as needed. Ensure audio and/or video editing and posting online as needed.
  • Apply the MPA’s graphic standards. Ensure the graphic and editorial quality of the elements of the various communications tools and react rapidly to ensure constant application of the standards.
  • Participate in the planning and execution of corporate and media events.


  • Minimum of 10 years experience in the communications or social media field.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism or other related fields.
  • Great writing capacity and proficiency in written French are essential for this role.
  • Any combination of education and relevant experience considered equivalent to the required qualifications will be analysed.
  • Proven customer service capacity.
  • Proven creativity and leadership abilities.
  • High adaptability.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure, in a fast-paced environment and to manage confidential information.
  • Great ability to organize, manage information and do follow-up.
  • Professionalism and teamwork skills.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Self-starter with initiative and adaptability.
  • Excellent proficiency in French and decent proficiency in English, both spoken and written.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Must obtain Transport Canada security clearance.

Candidates may be subject to skills testing.

We thank the applicants for their interest. However, we will only contact the persons selected for an interview.

Skills Required

  • Education level: University
  • Work experience (years): 10+ years


Salary: N/D

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