Professional Consulting - Ottawa

MaxSys is currently looking for an Editor, Senior for our Federal Client.
• Secondary school diploma is required
• Certificate, diploma, or degree, in a English, writing, journalism or other related field from a recognized post-secondary institution AND a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience.
• Within the last 1 year and 5 years’ experience in writing and editing for the Web.
• Within the last 1 year and 5 years’ experience in managing multiple writing assignments simultaneously, including managing timelines and revisions.
• Must have 5 years’ experience in writing and editing content for a wide variety of audiences on health related topics.
• Experience assessing the readability level of written materials and recommending strategies and improvements to meet Government of Canada plain language requirements for Web.
• Within the last 1 year experience in writing and adapting content using plain language
• Within the last 1 year experience in working with style guides, including the Content Style Guide, The Canadian Style: A Guide to Writing and Editing / Le guide du rédacteur
• Experience incorporating feedback from colleagues and clients using track changes and comments
• Experience in providing client service and advice to managers and employees.
• Experience applying search engine optimization techniques to web content
• Write and edit content for the Web. Content will range from introduction pages, articles, highlights, and summaries, to captions and text for interactive modules, etc. The content is aimed both the general audience (consumers) and health professional, including stakeholders.
• Work within a team environment where work is peer reviewed.
• Liaise with digital communications advisors to establish and/or clarify needs, assemble the necessary information, and review and/or approve content.
• Use plain language and content design principles to structure complex information to mirror online user behaviour and meet readability requirements.
• Edit content for general audiences to meet a score between Grade 6 and 8 on the Flesch Kincaid readability scale.
• Use best practices in Web writing to prepare documents for – including style, formatting, search engine optimization, keyword validation, usability/navigation principles, and government guidelines.
• Practice precise document management to ensure version control, quality and transparency.
• Coordinate translation.
• Prepare Web-appropriate adaptations of printed material, such as with language, style and format suitable for reading on a Web page. Prepare plain language summaries of complex documents or scientific reports intended principally for specialized audiences.
Language: English
Security Clearance: Enhanced Level
If you meet all the above requirements, please send your resume today to Katherine Spallin at: 
*Please note, only qualified candidates will be contacted and the position could be filled prior to closing date. Thank you.*

Position Type Contract
Application Deadline May 25, 2018
Experience Required 5+ years
Job Duration Temporary
Education Required N/A