Communications Officer

McGill University - Montréal, QC (il y a 30+ jours)

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The Neuro is a global leader in brain science and the care of patients with neurological disorders. We leverage a unique Open Science approach, working side by side with patients, to advance scientific knowledge and accelerate the discovery of new treatments and cures for neurological disorders. The Neuro’s Communications team is a dynamic strategic group that works to promote The Neuro’s mission and vision through a 360° approach.

The ideal candidate will: Execute marketing and communications plans; promote Neuro research and clinical activities to staff, media, global stakeholders, donors and the general public; strategically develop and produce content in French related to the life of The Neuro, more specifically around patients and the hospital staff to promote their services and expertise (written, video, audio, digital etc) for Neuro communications platforms such as printed brochures, web, newsletters, media and social media.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Strategically generate and pitch story ideas, evaluate and interpret scientific and clinical research publications for press releases, conduct interviews with Neuro faculty, staff and patients about their work and experiences, write articles for Neuro web, newsletters and publications.
Develop story ideas, work with freelance writers and other professionals to generate multi-media podcasts, supervise and direct AV technicians, computer programmer and others on story lines, scripting and editing, website content.
Strategically seek out and manage social media sites. Conceptualize and participate in design decisions, and write advertising/promotional or other print or electronic communications material to meet established goals and objectives and for dissemination to key external audiences for special projects.
Develop communication plans and programs for the planning and delivery of press conferences, inaugurations, gift announcements, conferences, symposia, workshops, applicable heath awareness months etc. designed to highlight work at The Neuro.
Promote and present a consistent image of The Neuro as a major institution of international calibre at the service of the community.
Make decisions and coordinate public and educational outreach and awareness projects.
Prepare speaking notes, scenarios, visuals, work with graphic artists and AV to produce materials related to event.
Write press releases, fact sheets, arrange media interviews.
Oversee and prepare award nomination for communications projects.
Liaise with media and work with volunteers to promote educational and public outreach activities, seek new opportunities for visibility.
Supervise and instruct volunteers and workstudy students.
Undertake special projects.
Assist in raising funds or writing grant proposals for public outreach events.
Maintain good rapport with colleagues at The Neuro, McGill and MUHC. Represent The Neuro at meetings with colleagues at McGill and the MUHC, etc.

Education and Experience:
Undergraduate degree

Three (3) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities:
Experience in developing and implementing strategic communication plans. Proven experience using social media and technology to improve communication with targeted audience. Ability to film or photograph with mobile devices (mojo) – and integrate the visual material in the workflow. Ability to function under pressure and manage tight and changing deadlines. Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build constructive and effective relationships. Strong management and mentorship skills, and experience running programs and training workshops. Discretion, integrity and tact. Ability to work in a PC environment with computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, Power Point and web management systems (Drupal). Excellent writing and oral communication skills in both English and French.

How to Apply:
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The deadline to apply for this position is March 5, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

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Faculty of Medicine
Communications Office - MNI

Salary Range:
(Grade 04) $51,600 - $64,500 (midpoint) - $83,900


One (1) year

Reporting to:
Manager Communications

Reference no.:

Post Date:
Friday, February 21, 2020