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Thank you for your interest in the Ontario Public Service.

Senior Content Advisor

Cabinet Office
Ontario Digital Service
Any City
Job Term:
2 Temporary
Job Code:
I0805D - Communication74
$64,434.00 - $92,846.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
116306 is dramatically improving the experience for Ontarians accessing government services in a digital age.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a Senior Content Advisor, you will make it easier for Ontarians to interact with government by designing, writing, and editing content for, the government's flagship website.

Your impact

You will be a clear-writing champion who makes government information easier to understand and use, breaking down complex information so the public doesn't have to.

You will design and produce digital content to help people find the information they need – when and where they need it.

You will advise a portfolio of clients on content strategies with a laser-focus on user needs.

You will inspire your colleagues across the government to deliver awesome content to improve the online experience for the people of Ontario.

What you bring to the team

You think digital by default and embrace new ideas that put users first to find the best solutions.

You believe diversity and inclusion helps create the best conditions for people to achieve the best results, knowing the best ideas come from everywhere and everyone.

Why join the team?

Join us and help make government work better for citizens by delivering simple and accessible digital services and products. We provide employees with constructive feedback to foster their career growth, and opportunities to collaborate with talented people.

We offer:
• work that makes an impact
• learning and development opportunities
• open and inclusive work environment
• flexible work arrangements
• health and dental benefits
• pension plan
• generous vacation
• continuous professional development and support

We will help you achieve your goals through continuous professional development and support.

How do I qualify?

Web writing and content design

• You have experience in web writing and editing to deliver high-quality user experiences
• You have experience in digital content strategy and design
• You have expertise in synthesizing complex information and communicating it in a way that is clear and easy to understand.

Digital Expertise

• You have strong knowledge of and experience with current web trends (e.g. analytics and design), and standards (e.g. the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and WCAG 2.0 AA)
• You have experience delivering digital products and services
• You have knowledge of emerging trends in digital communications to advise on content design and strategy and lead the design and ongoing renewal of the government's website (

Organization and people skills

• You are deadline-driven and able to manage multiple projects in motion
• You have exceptional customer service, relationship management abilities and political acuity
• You are a strong communicator and collaborator with an impeccable attention to detail

Application Instructions

If you're interested, skip the cover letter and just send us an email including the following:
• your resume
• where you saw our job ad
• a paragraph on why you want to be a part of the ODS team
• a sample of your best work

Submit your application by email to – put “Hire me as a Senior Content Advisor” in the subject line.

Please do not include shortened URLs, because your email will not reach us (for example,

Additional Information:

  • 2 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, Any City, Anywhere in Ontario
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Communications; Marketing and Creative Services
Posted on:
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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