Content Writer

Department: Communications
Position type: Part-time
Campus: North/GH, Lakeshore

Position Overview

IGNITE is looking for an experienced student to join our Web Content Team as a Content Writer. The Content Writer is responsible for writing full length stories, news briefs, editorials, columns, and listicles. The Content Writer will work under direction of the Communications Coordinator.

Responsibilities

  • Produce feature length stories, news briefs, editorials, columns, and listicles relating to all IGNITE services and events, as well as various initiatives within the Humber/Guelph-Humber community.
  • Work closely with the Communications Coordinator to ensure the timely delivery and quality of articles
  • Identify interview subjects, arrange and conduct interviews to acquire the required information for article production
  • Conduct continual research of activities and events at IGNITE and Humber/GH for potential stories
  • Take relevant photos which adhere to IGNITE guidelines and are appropriate for the articles

Minimum Requirements

  • Superior writing, editing, fact checking, and interviewing skills
  • Excellent grammar skills
  • Previous experience writing for web is an asset
  • Ability to write on a variety of topics including lifestyle, event coverage, topical pieces, arts, and opinions
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Experience with WordPress is an asset
  • Journalism (or similar writing experience) is an asset
  • Photography skills are an asset
  • Familiarity with Photoshop is an asset
  • 2-3 writing samples required

Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Great time management skills
  • Ability to work as a team as well as independently

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