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Writer/Publications Specialist

Department: Marketing & Strategic Communications Effective Date:

April, 2014


USG  9
35 hr/wk

Reports to: Manager, Publications Office

General Accountability

This position is primarily responsible and accountable to the Manager, Publications Office, who reports to the Director, Communications & Public Affairs. The incumbent should demonstrate leadership and fulfill the job requirements to the highest capability with the goal of advancing the university's overall communications and public affairs agenda.


As the Publications Office operates on a cost recovery basis, this position is contingent on funding

Nature and Scope

The Publications Office produces major external publications for faculties and units across campus, including the University of Waterloo Magazine, newsletters, reports, and brochures. Recently the office has been involved in the development of web sites as well. The incumbent will be responsible for conducting research, writing, and assisting in the production of these publications. As one of only two full-time employees in the Publications Office, this person will also be responsible for acting in the Manager’s absence.

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Specific Accountabilities

The incumbent will:


Working Conditions