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CYM is looking for a Web Editor

Canadian Yearly Meeting (CYM) is seeking the services under contract of a Web Editor for its site at quaker.ca. If you are able to provide the services outlined below, please send a proposal to Clerk, Publications and Communications Committee, 91A Fourth Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1S 2L1, or FAX 613-235-1753, OR to pubcom-clerk@quaker.ca for receipt by 16:00 h, Friday, 21 March, 2014.

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Web Editor is responsible for content and images on the website. S/he will plan, research, write copy, solicit material, and edit the content of the ‘open’ portion of quaker.ca. S/he will work with other contractors and volunteers to assist committees using and configuring the BUSINESS (‘closed’) side of the website.

For greater specificity, the Web Editor will:
Produce new content as requested by Publications and Communications (P&C) committee acting with other bodies of CYM.
Ensure submitted copy has been approved by the relevant party, is correct and of a professional and consistent style.
Respond to enquiries sent to webeditor@quaker.ca in a timely fashion
Source and post images and writing of interest to Canadian Quakers, from events, meetings and other places.
Liaise with the editor of The Canadian Friend to publish selected articles for reading on-screen in e-Pub or other e-reader-friendly formats.
Assist in production of an occasional newsletter.
Follow the guidelines in CYM Website Policy, Website Useage, and Draft Communications Plan (available on http://goo.gl/PMVfOW)

SKILLS REQUIRED
Excellent communication skills, in e-mail, written materials, and by telephone.
Ability to communicate clearly with people across a broad range of ages/experience.
Familiarity with editing, grammar, style and proofreading.
Ability to prioritize tasks.
Awareness of, and care for, public perception of the client (CYM).

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Demonstrated experience writing and editing in a professional context.
Experience with the conventions required of web copy and best practices.
Experience editing and modifying WordPress pages, sites and online content management generally.
Experience moving text among programs/conversion of images among formats; e.g. InDesign., and with digital photos, resizing and adjusting as required.
College or university diploma/degree in a relevant field, or comparable work experience.
French language skills are an asset. Familiarity with Canadian Quakers is a significant advantage, but not a requirement.

DURATION OF CONTRACT
This contract is currently considered to require 10 hours per week; the time may not be evenly distributed over a regular work-week.

This contract is offered for an initial period of 7 months, from June 1, 2014, to December 31, 2014, followed by a one-year contract during 2015 if performance has been satisfactory. The hourly rate proposed may range from $28 per hour to $33 per hour, commensurate with experience. The rate includes allowance for vacation days, sick days and statutory holidays in accordance with CYM Personnel Policy, and a 5% RSP contribution that the contractor is responsible for managing him/herself. The contractor is responsible for paying taxes, CPP, EI, and other statutory deductions.

Applicants are to provide their own office space and data-processing equipment, including up-to-date internet access (broadband and high speed.)

PROPOSAL SHOULD INCLUDE (MINIMUM)
Cover letter detailing why the applicant wants the contract and how the applicant’s experience and skills match these requirements
Resume with links to examples of web site work completed by the applicant
Names and contact information for three references

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Internship Opening: Canadian Friends Service Committee

Open to Quakers and non-Quakers, for Summer 2014.

  • Gain experience working with staff on domestic and international projects
  • Learn how Friends approach service
  • Receive a stipend and support in finding accommodation

You are invited to apply if you are

  • Passionate about justice
  • Have education or interest in our areas of work
  • Able to live in Toronto May-August
  • Are between 20 and 29 years old



Application deadline: February 15, 2014.

For information on applying, visit CFSC or email them for more information.

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Death of Friend Frank Miles

FrankMilesWe bless the memory and service of Frank Miles, who died on December 25 at age 90, after eleven years at Kendal, Hanover, New Hampshire. He served as a conscientious objector during World War II, and later with the Friends Ambulance Unit in China. He was General Secretary and Treasurer of Canadian Yearly Meeting from 1983 to 1989, and upon retirement settled with his wife Pat, near family and near Argenta Friends Meeting. His family may be contacted at Milesfamily@quaker.ca.

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