OHTN Job Posting – Writer

REPORTS TO: Senior Lead, Communications & KTE
STATUS: Permanent, full-time (35 hours/week)
HIRING RANGE: $53,000 – $62,500
LOCATION: 1300 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON



The Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN), established in 1998, is a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the health and lives of people living with and at risk of HIV by using data and evidence to drive change.  We work with three main types of partners — 1) testing programs and clinics; 2) AIDS service and other community-based organizations; and 3) policy and system leaders within and beyond the health sector – to support the implementation of the provincial HIV strategy, priorities, and directions.



Develop written products:

  • Perform initial scoping of user needs and content requirements.
  • Research and gather evidence-based content from sources to support content development.
  • Write interesting and engaging copy for manuscripts, reports, fact sheets, proposals, web-based material, presentations, newsletters and other media.
  • Contribute to the ongoing reporting and dissemination of data, evidence and policy documents arising from OHTN and network partner activities and initiatives.
  • Provide general writing support to OHTN staff.

Edit and proofread written products:

  • Undertake copy editing and revision of text to ensure it is clear, concise, coherent, and consistent with the OHTN’s style guide.
  • Ensure overall compliance with guidelines when developing all content to determine tone, reading level, spelling and grammar rules, protocols for citation, word count and page length and glossary terms.
  • Proofread print, web, promotion and presentation materials that have been designed and laid out to identify formatting and typographical errors and ensure media are ready for print production and publication.

Support the implementation of communication initiatives:

  • Liaise with technical experts, content producers, editors and other communication experts to ensure accuracy of content and quality of information for written products.
  • Comply with organizational processes for preparing and approving materials.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of the OHTN’s style guide.
  • Other communication-based duties as assigned.



  • Post-secondary degree (or equivalent education and experience) in Journalism, English or a related field
  • Minimum of 2 years of demonstrated relevant experience in medical writing, preferably in a health or social services organization
  • Excellent writing, proofreading and editing skills with a demonstrated ability to write clear, engaging copy for a variety of communications materials, purposes and audiences
  • Proficiency at translating complex data, health and scientific information into engaging plain language content
  • An understanding of health literacy, with knowledge in HIV/AIDS being a definite asset
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear, engaging copy for a variety of communications materials, purposes and audiences
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication with strong interpersonal skills to interact effectively with stakeholders at all levels
  • Proven experience coordinating the publication of various type of written products
  • Strong project management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong PC skills (MS Office – Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Engages in ethical conduct and strives to understand and appreciate the diversity of our network, population and community
  • Fluency in French is an asset



If you are interested in this position, please submit your application via e-mail to careers@ohtn.on.ca

  • Please use “Writer” as the subject line
  • Your cover letter and resume should be attached as a single PDF/Word file and named

Full Name – Writer”

Application Deadline:             FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest in the OHTN, but only candidates receiving serious consideration will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies please.

The OHTN is committed to employment equity and to the greater involvement and meaningful engagement of people living with HIV/AIDS (GIPA/MIPA) in all that we do. We welcome those who strive to understand and appreciate the diversity of our network, population, and community. We encourage applications from persons living with HIV/AIDS and people with culturally diverse backgrounds to join our team.

We are also committed to fostering inclusion and accessibility in all areas of our work. If you require accommodation during the hiring process, we will work with you to meet your needs.