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Web Content/Communications Specialist, Research

University Health Network

This is a Part-time position in Scarborough, ON posted June 11, 2021.

Job Posting 876438 Position: Web Content/Communications Specialist, Research Site: All UHN Sites Department: Strategic Research Initiatives Development (StRIDe) Reports to: Principal Investigator Salary Range: $70,496 to $88,121 per annum commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy Hours: 37.5 hours per week Status: Permanent Full-Time University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Web Content/C ommunications Specialist, Research, in our Strategic Research Initiatives Development (StRIDe) Department.

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN.

The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education.

With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000 students, and many volunteers.

UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

University Health Network (UHN) is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network.

The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care.

Research across UHN’s five research institutes spans the full spectrum of diseases and disciplines, including cancer, cardiovascular sciences, transplantation, neural and sensory sciences, musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation sciences, and community and population health.

Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.

The Web Content/Communications Specialist, Research will work closely with UHN research and digital departments on a number of dynamic and large-scale collaborative projects.

A main focus will be the redevelopment of the research intranet, which serves as a central source of information for the over 4,700 researchers, trainees and staff involved in research at UHN.

This task involves website design, photography, videography, graphic design, project management and user experience (UX) testing.

Long term and parallel tasks include 1) managing the social media accounts for research at UHN, 2) moderation of web content to ensure accuracy, readability and accessibility, 3) ongoing website maintenance and optimization; 4) training of website content contributors; and 5) the writing and editing of articles to promote research at UHN.

Other annual projects include the production of visually appealing digital research reports (example:, videos, and other lay-friendly websites and publications.

• At minimum, a Masters in life sciences or biomedical field
• Minimum (1) year of practical and related experience required
• Familiarity with writing for publication, handling/copy editing of complex material for a lay audience and producing material to deadline
• Experience with web content management system (CMS) platforms, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), HTML required
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs and Adobe Creative Suite required
• Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills required
• Excellent interpersonal skills required
• Excellent research skills required
• Excellent organizational skills (planning and implementation) required; good time management skills
• Ability to provide communications consultation to various research stakeholders
• Ability to convey complex ideas in clear/simple language
• Ability to work effectively under pressure
• Ability to use good judgment in assessing difficult situations If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply online.

You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and cover letter .

You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

Posted Date: May 6, 2021 Closing Date: Until filled For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace.

We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity.

Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position.

Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.