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Bilingual (French and English) Copy Editor

School Mental Health Ontario (SMH-ON) works together with Ontario school districts to support student mental health.  As a provincial implementation support team, SMH-ON provides leadership, resources, implementation coaching and a community of practice in order to promote the uptake, scaling, and sustainability of evidence-based, implementation-sensitive, culturally-responsive practices in school mental health.  SMH-ON serves the 72 English and French publicly funded boards in Ontario, remote school authorities, and provincial demonstration schools.  The team works alongside the Ministry of Education and has a role within the wider system of care, linking with partner ministries and organizations to advance child and youth mental health.    

We are seeking a Bilingual (FR & EN) Copy Editor who will be responsible for researching, adapting, and reviewing mental health educational resources for D2L BrightSpace platform and other publications. Formats to be reviewed may include content in online courses articles, video scripts, infographic copy, training materials/curricula, and interactive quizzes/games. Some content will be completely materials, and, while other pieces may be adapted from external sources.

At SMH-ON, we recognize diversity as a source of organizational strength.  We welcome applications from those who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing student mental health with clear focus on human rights, and on reducing disproportionality and disparity in outcomes.  Those with experience in serving racialized communities, and those with identities that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, will bring particular assets that are highly valued within the organization.  

Contract position to August 31, 2021, with extension contingent on needs.  

Role includes, but is not limited to: 

  1. Review and edit online course materials, including scripts for voiceover and accompanying handouts. You will have to:
    • Proofread text and correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.
    • Verify factual correctness of information, such as dates and statistics. 
    • Check text for style, readability, and adherence to editorial policies. 
    • Arrange page layouts of photos, articles, and advertisements. 
    • Rewrite text to improve clarity and readability. 
    • Ensure continuity of language, terms and information across School Mental Health Ontario materials and resources
  2. Structure course content for delivery in an online format. Ensure the content flows in a logical order, is written for adult learners and can be easily edited in the future if needed (e.g. shorter video segments).
  3. Provide recommendations for accompanying visuals or interview segments as needed.
  4. Work with the SMH-ON team members to restructure competed online course materials for in-person delivery by Mental Health Leaders within school boards.

Note:   Given the pace of work within the organization, rush requests are sometimes needed.

Must be able to work within tight deadlines and be able to work flexible hours including after hours and weekends occasionally.

Qualifications:    

  1. Completion of undergraduate degree or diploma in Media, Journalism, Communications or in a related field.
  2. Minimum of 2 years’ experience in copywriting, content marketing or journalism. Experience working with content for the D2L BrightSpace Platform and other publications.
  3. Fluent in English and French (oral & written) with the ability to express ideas and opinions clearly and effectively required, other languages is an asset.
  4. Previous digital technical experience and strong attention to detail, also able to work exceptionally well, in a team environment.
  5. Familiarity with AODA compliancy requirements for print and electronic documents is an asset.
  6. Experience working with content management systems (especially Adobe Experience Manager), including analytics tools, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) are assets.
  7. Excellent communication, interpersonal, planning, organizational, and time management skills. Proficient computer skills including database management systems, Microsoft 365, Adobe and web meeting methods (e.g. Zoom, MS Teams).
  8. Interest in, and understanding of, the role of schools in supporting student mental health.  Appreciation for the sensitivities involved, and the need for personal resiliency when dealing with difficult topics.
  9. Strong demonstrated interest in school mental health, and the promise of wellness promotion, prevention and early intervention with children and youth. Experience working in schools and writing curriculum / program development is an asset.

Deadline for submission is 4:00 p.m. on August 6th 2021.  

Please apply to: hr@smho-smso.ca    

(Include the position title you are applying for in the subject line of your email)  

Applicants are thanked in advance for their interest; however, only those who have been short-listed for an interview will be contacted. Accommodation for applicants is available in the recruitment process. All interviews will be held virtually by web meeting.