Manager, Cancer Information Editorial and Translation


Offre publiée le 2024-06-22

Canadian Cancer Society

Job Title : Manager, Cancer Information Editorial and Translation

Location : Any CCS Office (Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Victoria, Ottawa, Calgary, Halifax, St John's, Kelowna, Prince George, Hamilton, or Quebec City).

Detailed office location information can be found by visiting this link : : / / / en / contact-us

Work Model : Hybrid Work Model

Salary Band : 6 ($64,000 - $96,000 CAD)


The Canadian Cancer Society works tirelessly to save and improve lives. We raise funds to fuel the brightest minds in cancer research.

We provide a compassionate support system for all those affected by cancer, across Canada and for all types of cancer. Together with patients, supporters, donors and volunteers, we work to create a healthier future for everyone.

Because to take on cancer, it takes all of us. It takes a society.

Help us make a difference.


At CCS, we embrace everyone’s uniqueness and recognize the strength that lies in differences. We believe in the power of our collective potential and strive to achieve a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace to empower and create opportunities for all.

We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their gender, age, religion, race, ethnicity, and nationality.

Particularly equity deserving groups, such as members of the BIPOC, and 2SLGBTQI+ communities, people living with disabilities, veterans, and anyone who may contribute to the further diversification of the Canadian Cancer Society.

Together we unite and inspire all Canadians to change the future of cancer.


Reporting to the Director, Cancer Information, the Manager, Cancer Information Editorial and Translation , is responsible for supporting the development of cancer information.

You will lead a team of plain language editors who make sure our information is plain and accessible in English and a team French translators who translate and adapt cancer information so it’s suitable for a francophone audience in Canada.


1. Support content development and quality in English and French

  • Manage a team of in-house editors who edit and proofread cancer-related information in different formats, for example, digital, print, social media and videos.
  • Manage a team of in-house and freelance translators who produce high-quality French translations of cancer information in different formats, for example, print, digital, social media and videos.
  • Manage team workload, set expectations on quality, delivery times, assign and oversee translation and editing tasks through review, constructive feedback and performance management.

2. Support production timelines and process improvements

  • Partner with the Director, Cancer Information and the Manager, Content Development when planning the content development schedule and assigning editing and translation resources.
  • Manage the use of editing and translation tools, including a CMS, translation memory software, workflow management tool, etc.
  • Collaborate with the cancer information and policy team to develop and implement improvements to editing and translation support.
  • Continuous improvement of cancer information editorial and translation services, including resource planning, timelines, tools and process

3. Develop cancer information standards and guidelines

  • Promote and ensure the use of plain language principles and inclusive language in English and French.
  • Manage content and style guidelines, templates, editorial policies and best practices, and information architecture in collaboration with other team members.
  • Stay up to date on developments in translation and editorial standards, including inclusive language.

4. Provide people leadership and support

  • Manage performance and develop the team through ongoing feedback, coaching and recognition.
  • Represent Cancer Information on cross-departmental working groups.
  • Perform other collaborative and reporting duties as required.
  • Fulfil required administrative tasks in connection with people leadership role.
  • Work in compliance with the provisions of The Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations and comply with the Society’s Health & Safety Policy.
  • Foster a working environment that highlights the talents and strengths of each team member.
  • Ensure that hiring practices are inclusive.
  • Encourage growth and development opportunities for all team members.
  • Champion CCS as a hero in the face of cancer.
  • Actively contribute to our culture of justice, belonging, equity, diversity, and inclusion by ensuring that all staff feel represented and heard regardless of their gender, age, religion, ethnicity, and nationality or race.


  • Post-secondary education in publishing, editing, translation, user experience or a related field
  • Project Management Professional certification an asset
  • Experience managing a team of editors and translators.
  • Knowledge of the translation process, terminology, tools and localization techniques.
  • Knowledge of the editing process, tools and plain language.
  • Familiarity with best practices for creating consumer health-related information along with an interest in emerging media and technical platforms.
  • Familiarity with health literacy principles and best practices.
  • Familiarity with information architecture, SEO, web usability and accessibility.
  • Project management experience in a print or digital environment.
  • More than 5 years, up to and including 10 years - extensive job-related experience in progressively more senior positions
  • Strong commitment to maintaining high-quality standards in content development, editing, and translation.
  • Willingness and ability to quickly grasp content development processes and technical and accessibility requirements.
  • Willingness to stay updated on developments in translation and editorial standards and emerging AI tools and how they can be integrated into the content development process.
  • Effective communication, delegation, and performance management skills.


CCS offers meaningful opportunities to help make a difference in the lives of Canadians with cancer, their caregivers, families and communities.

We are committed to building and nurturing an inclusive community for our employees by highlighting their unique experiences.

We value diverse skills and strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates. CCS is committed to fostering a culture that is inspiring, supportive and exemplifies our core values :


In return for your skills and dedication, we offer an attractive compensation package that encompasses a competitive salary, excellent benefits, which include paid parental leave, paid family sick time and health insurance, and the opportunity to have a rewarding employment experience where your contributions can make a true difference every day.


Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter and salary expectations by July 5, 2024 .

We thank all candidates for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


CCS is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. In accordance with the local provincial Accessibility Act , accommodation will be provided as requested throughout the recruitment process.

We want to make the interview process a great experience for you!

Please note that in keeping with the mandate of CCS to model and promote healthy lifestyles , employees are not permitted to smoke in or about CCS premises or while carrying out CCS business.

As an employer, occupational health and safety legislation requires that we protect our workers from health and safety risks in the workplace.

CCS has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy requiring that all staff who work in any of our physical workplaces must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

All employees will need to attest to their vaccination status through a secure online form or automated applications. Reasonable accommodation and remote working will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

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