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OHPE BULLETIN PRODUCER/EDITOR


The OHPE Editorial Team is seeking someone who will take on the following responsibilities:

- to seek out /research new resources, events, workshops, conferences and news about and from Ontario based health promotion organizations;

- to compile these items (e.g. from the Internet, newsletters, contacts) and prepare short descriptions

- to seek out, enlist, encourage and assist writers of features and resource descriptions;

- to research web-sites and electronic documents on the Internet related to a broad perspective of health promotion;

- write and/or edit items for the weekly bulletin;

- maintain the distribution list (additions, deletions, changes)

- prepare the 3 messages of the OHPE Bulletin for distribution by Friday mornings using templates with pre-established formats
PART-TIME OR AS FREELANCE CONTRACT for the compilation and

production of the weekly Ontario Health Promotion Email Bulletin.



The OHPE editorial team from the OPC and from THCU will outline general themes for 4-6 weeks in advance, provide contacts and a framework for features, and a steady source of announcements. The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for getting the OHPE Bulletin ready by Thursday nights and distributing on Fridays. Ideally, this is a contract position, with the successful candidate being paid for the delivery of the product each week.



Qualifications:

* Proactive, self starter who displays initiative in making new contacts and developing features, and flexibility in dealing with a rapidly changing work environment

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills including a sharp eye for grammar, punctuation, spelling, and professional courtesy

* Excellent technical skills for data collection and electronic information retrieval using the WWW and databases

* Electronic file management and basic document design/layout

* Knowledge of community health promotion issues.

* Ability to organize and disseminate information clearly and concisely



The ideal candidate would have university or college training and volunteer experience. Post- secondary education in library or information studies, health promotion, communications or relevant computer technology, or equivalent work experience are important. Self confidence, patience, a good sense of humour, and a positive attitude are essential.



When applying, please indicate your financial expectations as a flat fee per issue, per diem or hourly wage.



Send a cover letter, resume, and references by Thursday February 11, 1999 to:

OHPE Bulletin

c/o Alison Stirling

#1900 180 Dundas St. West, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8

E-Mail: ohpebulletin@opc.on.ca Fax: 416-408-2122

No phone calls please!