Communication Officer (Research Institute)


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Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

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Job Description


The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is a world-renowned biomedical and hospital research centre.

Located in Montreal, Quebec, the Institute is the research arm of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University.

The RI-MUHC is supported in part by the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS).

Position summary

Reporting to the principal investigator, the communication officer is responsible for creating content to keep the internal and external stakeholders updated on the BRILLIANT project progress.

General Duties

  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with internal stakeholders and clinical teams to ensure any content writing requests are fulfilled without errors or misinformation,
  • Develop an overall communications strategy which could include events, social media, website content, press conferences, newsletters or emails,
  • Participate in clinical events at local sites to promote the BRILLIANT projects and to update the stakeholders about news and progress,
  • Monitor the BRILLIANT brand reputation and discussions relating to the organization in media spaces while being able to respond to audiences on time,
  • Manage, plan, and coordinate media events,
  • Manage the different social media platforms for BRILLIANT,
  • Create easy-to-read material to promote BRILLIANT such as posters, infographics etc,

Website of the organization

Education / Experience

Education : Bachelor's Degree

Field of Study : communications, journalism, or public relations.

Other education considered an asset for this position :

Work Experience : Two to three years of experience related to content writing or media strategy within a professional organization

Other requirements :

  • Excellent French and English, spoken and written,
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to work independently or with teams with minimum supervision,
  • Less than 1 hour ago