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 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 for receipt by 16:00 h, Friday, 21 March, 2014.

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 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 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

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).

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.

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.)

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