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McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy

Project Editor
Full Time Date Ad Posted: 8/9/2006
Job Region: Quebec
Application Deadline: 10/9/2006
Location(s): Montreal

Do you want to have an impact on social policy? Work on projects affecting those in greatest need? Do you care about translating research into action? The McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy is looking for a talented Project Editor to work on an exciting and innovative project that will couple in-depth research of the evidence base on problems central to health with investigation into solutions through case studies of effective programs in Canada and around the world. Topics to be addressed include, among others, labour conditions faced by the poor, rising migration, inequalities in education, and support for caregivers and aging populations. The Project Editor will be instrumental in preparing project materials for publication and in informing current and future policy makers about the wide range of opportunities for action on a number of the greatest challenges to population health.

Responsibilities:

Pulling together, revising, providing guidance for, and disseminating all written work for the Moving from Evidence to Effective Public Policy program. Written work for each of five Population Health Initiatives will include: case studies, written materials summarizing the evidence base, reports to policy makers, books, and conference materials;
Communicating with policy makers and program leaders;
Once materials are disseminated, helping to develop a survey of leaders in government, public and private sectors, and academics to evaluate the usefulness of the disseminated materials to them.

Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in public policy or a related field.
Demonstrated interest in issues related to social conditions and health.
Experience editing for academic audiences, policy makers and program leaders, as well as the general public.
Excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills.
Must be detail-oriented with a high degree of accuracy and capable of working independently.
Excellent working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications.
Knowledge of French a plus.
To apply, please send a CV, a writing sample, and contact information for three references to: Kate Penrose, Institute for Health and Social Policy, 1130 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC, H3A 1A3, or to applicants.ihsp@mcgill.ca (Electronic submission is encouraged. Please put “Project Editor” in the subject heading.) Applications to be received by September 30, 2006. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. McGill University is committed to equity in employment.

Only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.


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