Digital Content Writer

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Job ID: J0821-1077
Classification: SEN-07
Job Type: Indeterminate (Permanent) Full-Time
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Minimum Salary: 67929/Year
Maximum Salary: 85951/Year
Closing Date: October 1, 2021

About the Senate

The Senate plays a unique role in shaping our country's democracy. As members of the upper house of Parliament, senators examine legislation, study public policy, champion causes and conduct interparliamentary diplomacy.

As a workplace, the Senate is composed of dynamic people representing our nation's diverse talents, backgrounds and perspectives. Build and advance your career by joining a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to excellence in support of senators and the institution.

How will you contribute?

The Digital Content Writer contributes to the Senate of Canada’s digital strategy as a member of the Communications Directorate. In addition to writing, the incumbent provides advice for strategic content, plans and products across all communications platforms.

The incumbent develops strong working relationships with senators’ offices, committees and key stakeholders with the goal of producing engaging digital content which informs Canadians about the important work of the Senate and senators.

Open to

The general public to staff one (1) permanent (full-time) position in the Communications Directorate.

This selection process may be used to staff determinate or indeterminate positions at the same level with similar requirements.

Candidates must provide work samples in the form of a portfolio or other and a one-page cover letter clearly indicating how education and experience qualifications are met.


• Bachelor degree in communications, journalism or related field of study;
• Minimum of five (5) years of experience as a writer;
• Experience with storytelling techniques on multiple and emerging platforms;
• Experience working in a deadline-driven environment;
• Experience developing content for infographics, multimedia products, video capsules, and social media platforms;
• Extensive knowledge of the theories, principles, methods and industry best practices associated with writing and editing branded content;
• Knowledge of how to write for different targeted audiences and platforms (web, opinion pieces, video capsules, social media);
• Knowledge of Parliament and the Canadian political landscape;
• Knowledge of the Canadian media landscape;
• Experience using multimedia software considered an asset (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.);
• Knowledge of using email newsletter software systems such as Campaigner considered an asset;
• Knowledge of uploading content to a website using a content management system such as Umbraco considered an asset.

Linguistic Requirements



Action Management
Teamwork & Cooperation

Organizational Needs

The Senate of Canada is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive workplace where all employees are provided full and equal access to employment, development, and advancement opportunities.

Conditions of Employment

Candidates must consent to supply personal information and obtain a security accreditation in order to be eligible for appointment.

How to apply

Alternative selection tool methods and/or reasonable accommodation for special needs are available upon request.

The use of masculine gender in the text includes feminine and is used without discrimination.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. You must consent to receiving e-mails from our system in your online profile.

The Senate of Canada reserves the right to retain a determined number of candidates who best meet the essential requirements of the position.

The Senate of Canada is a separate and distinct employer from the federal public service and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act.

We thank all those who apply to this selection process.

The posting closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on the closing date stated above.