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Director of Communications, Canadian Women's Health Network

Term Position, Bilingual preferred

The Canadian Women's Health Network is seeking an individual with
experience in national bilingual media relations and communications
programming
for a full-time six-month term position starting Jan. 23, 2006.

The successful candidate will be expected to coordinate our national
bilingual media relations strategy, including the preparation and
editing of press releases, editorials, and articles for a variety of
media; editing of our magazine; and writing and editing of a range of
promotional materials.

The position also entails regular networking and public relations with
Canada's women's and health organizations.  The Director of 
Communications works closely with health researchers across the country
and will provide leadership and input into a national communications
plan.

Three to five years demonstrated experience required.  Candidates
should have excellent writing and editing skills, with experience
writing Op Eds, news articles, magazine articles, web writing, and
press releases. Candidates are required to have at least three years
experience with media relations and giving media interviews, including
print media, radio and TV. Positive working relationships with Canadian
media are required.  The successful applicant will also be
conversant with the major health issues facing Canadian women
today.  Occasional travel required. Location in Winnipeg preferred
but not required.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes with a cover letter
describing how they meet the position requirements.  A sample of
published press releases and articles and the names of three references
should be included.  

Applications and supporting material may be submitted by fax (204) 989-2355; e-mail [email protected]; or to

Executive Director
Canadian Women's Health Network
203-419 Graham Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3C  0M3

Deadline is December 2, 2005.

CWHN is an equity employer.  Aboriginal women, women of colour and
from language minorities, lesbians and women with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.  We are grateful for all applications;
however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

[Source: Policy Action Research List, http://www.unb.ca/PAR-L/]