University Canada West
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University Canada West

University Canada West, West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada,

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About the employer

University Canada West (UCW) is an innovative business and technology-oriented institution in downtown Vancouver, Canada, offering online and on-campus undergraduate ...

Content Strategist and Writer

posted 4 months ago



Total Price

  • CAD 70 000 - CAD 80 000

Hourly Rate

  • CAD 33 - CAD 38

Expected Hours

  • 2 112

Project Length

  • 12 months


Position Job Title: Content Strategist and Writer

Location: Vancouver, BC (Hybrid)

Reports To: President & Vice-Chancellor

Primary Purpose

We are seeking a dynamic and versatile Content Strategist and Writer under the Office of the President. They should possess a unique blend of expertise in social sciences, communications, journalism and critical theory. This individual will play a pivotal role in crafting engaging, thought-provoking and positive content for our organization.

Specific Responsibilities

Content Strategy: Develop and execute the President’s content strategies to align with our University goals, target audience and brand identity. Create content that resonates with a diverse audience.

Content Creation: Write high-quality articles, op-eds, executive reports and other forms of content that showcase your exceptional authoring skills. Produce well-researched, insightful, and impactful content that can drive engagement and contribute to our thought leadership in the industry.

Research and Analysis: Utilize your background to conduct in-depth research on relevant topics, analyze data and interpret findings to support the creation of data-driven content. Apply critical thinking and philosophical concepts to provide unique perspectives. Conduct research and prepare briefings on key topics as requested by UCW President.

Journalism: Gather information through interviews, investigative research and other methods. Create compelling stories and reports that captivate our audience and provide in-depth insights.

Content Promotion: Collaborate with the marketing team to promote content across various channels, including social media and email marketing. Develop content marketing strategies that increase visibility and reach.

Editorial Work: Ensure content adheres to our brand's style and tone guidelines. Edit and proofread content to maintain high standards of quality, grammar and coherence.

Thought Leadership: Contribute to the development of thought leadership content that reflects a deep understanding of social sciences, business and philosophy, pushing the boundaries of conventional thinking.

Other Responsibilities:

Writing and positive content creation for the Office of the President, including but not limited to:

  • President’s messages for handbooks, newsletters, websites, etc.
  • Public reports
  • Public communications such as articles and op-eds for media
  • Speeches and other speaking notes for public podium appearances
  • Internal and external memoranda and correspondence
  • Support and content creation for leadership team members on correspondence and other communication

Position Requirements

To be successful in the Content Strategist and Writer position, an individual must possess and be committed to developing, maintaining and demonstrating the following:

  • Bachelor's or higher degree in a relevant field, such as social sciences, communications, journalism, or philosophy
  • Proven experience in content creation, journalism, or related roles, with a strong portfolio showcasing your writing and authoring skills
  • Exceptional research, critical thinking, analytical and linguistic abilities, informed by a background in social sciences, philosophy and business
  • Strong knowledge of content marketing and digital promotion
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Creative mindset and the ability to think outside the box
  • Adaptability and a willingness to learn and grow in a dynamic work environment
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to producing error-free content
  • A passion for conveying complex ideas in a clear and accessible manner
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and creative presentation tools is a must

We greatly appreciate your time and efforts in applying for the position at UCW; however, please note that only successful candidates will be contacted due to the high volume of applications.

University Canada West is strongly committed to equity, diversity and inclusivity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please include this note in your application.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $70,000.00-$80,000.00 per year


  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program
  • Work from home

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Overtime pay


  • Bachelor's Degree (required)


  • Content development: 2 years (preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Vancouver, BC V6Z 0E5

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