20-108 – Communications Specialist

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We are currently requesting resumes for the following position: Communications Specialist 

Resume Due Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 (5:00PM EST)                                               

Number of Vacancies: 1 

Duration: 3 months 

Location: 700 University Ave, Toronto

 * The role will be primarily remote (WFH) however the successful candidate will be required to attend site periodically as needed.

 Job Overview

•                 Research and Development of Knowledge Base Articles.

•                 Work with the Senior Advisor, HR Strategy to prioritize topics and maintain the project plan.

•                 Work with the Manager, Client Experience to ensure compliance with publication guidelines and receive approval for publication.

•                 Collaboration with SMEs to develop effective communications for articles.

•                 Making recommendations for communication best practices.

•                 Utilizing pre-approved and branded templates for publication.

•                 Applying/maintaining OPG Brand Standards.

•                 Progressing articles through the review process.

•                 Publishing articles using internal OPG systems.

•                 Providing feedback to all stakeholders and to the Senior Advisor, HR Strategy.

•                 Additional communications projects as assigned by the Senior Advisor, HR Strategy.



•                 Degree in Business Writing, or Communications, or in a related field preferred (equivalent experience considered).

•                 3-5 years of experience.

•                 Writing reference material for business processes, reference guides, manuals, instructions, etc.

•                 Highly proficient in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

•                 Proficient in Adobe Acrobat.

•                 Experience with image manipulation and editing.

•                 Comfortable with virtual communication (Skype, MS Teams, Zoom).

•                 Experience with SharePoint.

•                 Project Management experience is an asset.

•                 Advanced communication skills (for various audiences both technical and non-technical) and collaboration skills.

•                 Ability to prioritize competing deliverables and the ability to multitask.

•                 Must be comfortable with ambiguity and working productively without supervision.

•                 Effective collaboration skills; ability to work with cross-functional stakeholders.