Career Opportunity: Editor (temporary)

Company or Organization:
APEGA

Position Type:
Full time – temporary

Position Description and Qualifications:
Want to be part of a team that makes a difference? Come be part of the change. 
Since 1920, APEGA has been regulating the practices of engineering and geoscience to serve the public interest in Alberta. 

We are looking for energetic people who thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, and challenging environment. You are committed to serving the community with integrity, accountability, and innovation, and capable of delivering exceptional service. If you reflect these values, have the knowledge, skills and abilities to make a difference through your work, and are passionate about acting in the best interest of public safety – then come be a part of our diverse and inclusive team!

Position Summary
Reporting to the Publications & Content Manager, the Editor (up to one year) is responsible for editing content for internal and external audiences to ensure quality communication of key messages aligned with APEGA’s goals and objectives. This includes print and online copy and considers the needs of and appropriate communication methods for various audiences, such as staff, members, stakeholders, and the public.

Responsibilities
• Editing and fact checking online and print content informing public, staff, and members of important APEGA messages.
• Editing various content pieces including: 
o practice standards, bulletins, and guidelines and other regulatory documents (e.g., templates, forms) to ensure clarity and consistency
o articles for the ePEG newsletter and apega.ca website
o external newsletter inclusions
o business communication pieces and emails for various APEGA staff
o speeches for APEGA’s executive team and councillors
o biographies of event and webinar speakers, APEGA’s executive team and councillors, and other APEGA members
o advertising copy and key messages
o social media posts
o news releases, backgrounders, and media advisories
o surveys to ensure they are free of biased or leading language.
o learning materials produced by APEGA
• Proofreading online and print content including reviewing document proofs to check for errors and inconsistencies.
• Reviewing apega.ca web pages for errors and inconsistencies.

Competencies, Skills & Attributes
• Competencies: attention to detail, editing skills, impact and influence, problem solving and adaptability. 
• Demonstrated knowledge of communication best practices and ethics.
• Proficiency in substantive and copy editing, as well as proofreading.
• Working application of Canadian Press and Chicago style guides.
• Ability to interpret and edit technical and jargon-heavy documents to fit the audience. 
• Able to collaborate with internal departments and subject matter experts when editing. various internal and external communication materials.
• Excellent organization and time-management skills.
• Proficiency working with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 
• Able to function with a high degree of independence and to collaborate effectively across departments.

Qualifications
• Post-secondary degree in public relations, communications, or journalism is an asset.
• Three years of related experience with demonstrated knowledge of editing best practices. 
• Editing certification (e.g., an accredited editing or publishing certificate or professional certification through Editors Canada) is an asset.

Closing Date: Until successful candidate is found
We acknowledge all candidates working in their area of expertise may build their knowledge, skills, and competencies in several ways. We welcome candidates from a breadth of backgrounds, who may have equivalent skills and competencies to the ones listed above. There may be APEGA positions posted that have specific regulatory requirements, and in keeping with those requirements, APEGA will follow the guidelines that we are bound by. All candidates are considered with the objective to enhance APEGA’s people and culture.

Thank you for your interest in APEGA. 
Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

How to apply:
If you are interested in this position, please submit your cover letter and resume directly through our company website (https://www.apega.ca/about-apega/apega-careers).

About the Company or Organization:
Created on April 10, 1920, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) regulates the practices of engineering and geoscience in Alberta on behalf of the Government of Alberta through the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act.

We are the largest regulator of self-regulated professionals in Western Canada. Our registrants work in diverse industries, contributing significantly to Alberta’s economic success and enhancing the quality of life Albertans enjoy.

Our main regulatory function is licensing individuals and companies that want to practise engineering and geoscience in Alberta. Applicants and companies that meet APEGA’s standards for ethical, professional, and technical competency earn the right to practise and use reserved titles and designations.

APEGA professionals and permit holders—companies and other organizations that practise engineering, geoscience, or both—have a shared commitment to public safety and well-being through the self-regulation of the professions. Serving the public interest is our privilege and our responsibility.

Company website :
https://www.apega.ca/

Closing Date :
Feb. 29, 2024

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