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Press Officer (Bilingual EN/FR)

Doctors without Borders

Job Description

Job Information 

Position Level: Individual Contributor

Department: Communications

Position Status: Permanent

Activity Rate: 100%, 37.5 hours/week

Location: Toronto or Montreal

Salary Grade: Level C on the MSF Canada Salary Grid, $66,513 per annum

Status: Must be legally entitled to work in Canada 

Benefits: Health Spending Account, Lifestyle Spending Account, group insurance (Life, Dependent Life, AD&D), Peace of Mind plan (i.e. prescription drugs, accidental dental, hospital care, etc.),  5% RRSP contributions (no matching required), starting 4 weeks’ Vacation/year, flexible work hours, annual professional development budget, Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), free access to internal Psychosocial Care Unit Services and a positive and innovative office culture grounded in our core values of humanity, integrity and results.

Impact Statement

The Press Officer works closely with the communications and digital teams to help raise awareness across Canada of MSF’s medical humanitarian work. he Press Officer supports proactive media pitching and writing, and will increase visibility of MSF’s emergency medical work and the realities our medical humanitarian teams witness in the countries where we work.

Key Responsibilities

  • Proactively develop relationships with national and local media, building relationships with journalists in TV, radio, print and digital to pitch project updates, medical and humanitarian stories daily
  • Respond efficiently and professionally to media requests for interviews with MSF spokespeople located in Canada and internationally
  • Support MSF Canada’s press office by sourcing images and b-roll from our Media Database for English and French journalists upon request
  • Write articles in French and/or English for MSF publications, newsletters, statements, and digital content upon request

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Job Specific Competencies

  • Media relations (French media primarily, English media as backup and upon request)
  • Editing and writing (French)
  • Image and B-Roll sourcing for media requests 

Core Competencies

  • Planning and Organization; Proficiency Level 3: Follows up, plans activities, and sets priorities
  • Service Orientation; Proficiency Level Level 3: Anticipates clients’ needs 
  • Results and Quality Orientation; Proficiency Level 3: Improves performance and sets ambitious and realistic goals 
  • Behavioural flexibility; Proficiency level L2: Adapts behaviours to the needs of the situation  
  • Cross-cultural Awareness; Proficiency Level 3: Demonstrates an integrating attitude
  • A Commitment to MSF’s Principles; Proficient Level 2: Acts towards the fulfilment of MSF’s Social Mission


Interested candidates are invited to apply by providing their resume and responding to the questions below (in lieu of providing a cover letter). 

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 9am, EDT. Only electronic applications will be accepted.

We encourage applications from individuals who self-identify as belonging to equity-seeking groups such as (but not limited to): Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, or women. 

NOTE: Any questions or concerns regarding accommodation and accessibility may be addressed to or by calling 1-800-982-7903.


Knowledge and Experience 

  • Experience working as a journalist or in media relations, preferably in a non-profit setting
  • Excellent knowledge of Canadian media outlets (print, broadcast or online), journalists and influential bloggers
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social media platforms and channels
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications and negotiation skills

Education, Certifications, and Languages

  • French fluency required
  • English fluency required

How To Apply

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