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Under the direction of the Director Integrated Systems and Partnerships, with a dotted line to the VP Strategy and External Relations, the Senior Writer/Communications Specialist plays a leading role in fostering a positive image of North Western Toronto Ontario Health Team (NWT OHT), to patients and families, staff, physicians, volunteers, and the general public and community leaders.

The Senior Writer/Communications will assist by promoting the achievements of the NWT OHT.


  • Lead and/or in assist communications activities designed to positively promote the NWT OHT within the public and professional communities.
  • Develop an NWT OHT Brand
  • Support the build and lead the development of content for the OHT website
  • Develop and lead implementation of OHT communication strategies and initiatives with the team including establishing, coordinating, and monitoring task schedules
  • Provide a summary of projects, story developments and activities to Director on a consistent basis.
  • Recommend and assist in delivering an ongoing strategy for nurturing relationships with key media influencers.
  • Develop and submit articles profiling the OHT to professional publications.
  • Attend designated OHT functions and meetings
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Undergraduate or higher degree in Journalism or Communications - A combination of post-secondary education and/or practical experience may be considered.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in corporate communications or mainstream media.
  • Practical experience in media relations and reporting.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communications, both verbal and written.
  • Resourceful, organized, able to work within deadlines and manage multiple tasks with attention to detail.
  • Effective critical thinking, decision making and problem solving skills in a fast paced, complex and continually changing environment.
  • Awareness of and ability to skillfully manage sensitive or private information.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously within a team environment
  • The ability to liaise with all levels of an organization to ensure coordination, consistency and timely information sharing.
  • Proficiency with computer software programs - MS Word, Power Point, Illustrator; InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Excellent attendance and discipline free record required.

Location: Humber River Hospital with attendance at NWT OHT partner sites as required

Employee Group: Non Union

Interested applicants are required to apply online before the closing date. Applications that are incomplete or contain incorrect information may not be considered.

We thank all candidates that apply but only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview

Humber River Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate your needs as required under the Ontario Human Rights Code and Access for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact the Human Resources Department for assistance.

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Humber River Hospital, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the hired employee's first date of employment Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital's obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis

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