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Communications Officer

Ottawa, ON

BioCanRx is Canada’s Immunotherapy Network. Our vision is to turn all cancers into curable diseases. We are a network of scientists, clinicians, cancer stakeholders, academic institutions, NGOs and industry partners working together to accelerate the development of leading-edge immune oncology therapies for the benefit of patients.


As a leader in the translation, manufacture and adoption of cancer immunotherapies, we invest in translating world-class technologies from the research lab into clinical trials. BioCanRx provides researchers with access to funding, expertise, training and biomanufacturing facilities.


We train and develop the talent needed for a thriving Canadian health biotechnology sector. BioCanRx receives funding from the federal government’s Strategic Science Fund. 


Reporting to the Director of Communications & Marketing, you will play a pivotal role in planning, coordinating, and implementing our annual marketing and communications strategy.


Your responsibilities will include crafting compelling content for various channels, managing social media campaigns, collaborating with stakeholders to develop impactful messaging, and supporting the organization's key events and initiatives. In this role, you will be an essential part of the smooth daily operation of our communications and marketing activities.


Salary Range: $60,000 - $68,000


Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of the annual communications strategy, project and program communications, and marketing plans by creating and editing content for web and print.
  • Manage the social media calendar and develop engaging social media content (copy, graphics, etc.) for BioCanRx channels, including paid campaigns.
  • Consult with scientific experts and team members to identify, develop, and validate all science and program related content for communications; liaising with stakeholders, as necessary (such as sharing updates, logos, etc.).
  • Maintain and execute on digital and print content calendars.
  • Prepare content, design, and publish the BioCanRx newsletter and e-blasts.
  • Track and analyze social, newsletter, e-blast, and web data to prepare reports and improve metrics. 
  • Manage digital asset library (photos, video, social media graphics, etc.) and create photo, graphic, and video assets such as document layouts, infographics, presentations, and online ads.
  • Contribute content for submissions and reports, such as the Annual Report.
  • Assist with the successful organization of BioCanRx workshops and key events, including Summit4CI, through creating collateral and marketing materials.
  • Contribute to the optimization of BioCanRx and Summit4CI websites (desktop and mobile): user interface, design, functionality, SEO etc.
  • Maintain and build the BioCanRx brand as the trusted authority for immunotherapy in Canada, including monitoring brand sentiment and competitive landscape.
  • Contribute to BioCanRx’s overall goals by working with the Director, Communications & Marketing and others in the organization to help identify new opportunities and target groups for promotion and partnerships.
  • Provide additional communications support as needed.


Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a communications, marketing, or social media marketing role. 
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism or related field.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Experience planning and managing social media calendars and platforms.
  • Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop).
  • Familiarity with MailChimp or similar email platforms.
  • Proven ability to work on own and collaboratively with others.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Strong communications skills (written and verbal).
  • Bilingual (English/French).
  • Ability to travel as required.


Benefits

  • Competitive health benefits and pension plan.
  • Hybrid work environment.
  • A work environment where every day is a bit different.
  • High paced and enthusiastic team with an excellent workplace culture.


BioCanRx is an advocate for equity and is committed to ensuring representation in its community. We welcome applications from all members of our community. If you require accommodations measures during any phase of the hiring process, please notify us as soon as possible.

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