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canada Communications Specialist

  • Location
    (CANADA) and Waterloo
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  • Functional Area/Experience
    Marketing, advertising and PR / Fresh Graduate

Job Description & Qualifications

Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed? With work that challenges and makes a difference, within a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations.

The Product Documentation team provides expert communications advice and delivers clear, concise, and meaningful communications that help our clients understand Manulife products and services.

The Communications Specialist develops an understanding of the details of complex insurance products and explains those details to clients in plain language. They write contracts, statements, and notices, and creates forms for insurance products. They may also work on other client-facing deliverables including UX copy, privacy information, automated emails, and insurance policies.

The Communications Specialist plans how content is shared across multiple deliverables, and how content is dynamically included or excluded from deliverables based on business rules. They understand the technologies involved to produce product documentation and work with IT to specify the content design and test the resulting outputs. Work is primarily project-based.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop and maintain product documentation for Individual Insurance Canada suite of products.
  • Consult with other business units to understand and respond to customer documentation needs.
  • Follow documentation processes and maintain corporate standards in the content you create.
  • Collaborate on a daily basis with team members, product directors, technical product experts, business analysts, systems analysts and designers, legal counsel, compliance experts, translators, and external vendors to ensure the quality and accuracy of documents
  • Develop and nurture strong professional relationships with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Manage a diverse workload with demanding and/or competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Maintain currency with technical writing trends and technology, including plain language, and content management systems (e.g. Dialogue).

About Manulife

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Canada, Asia, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2020, we had more than 37,000 employees, over 118,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 30 million customers. As of December 31, 2020, we had $1.3 trillion (US$1.0 trillion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $31.6 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 155 years. We trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.

Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including superior grammar
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
  • Ability to work with cross functional teams
  • Comfortable learning new technology
  • Strong research skills with an ability to quickly master complex product details
  • Experienced in minimalism and plain language best practices
  • Thorough understanding of single sourcing and information design
  • Practical experience in current, industry-standard content authoring tools and content management systems
  • Highly organized with an ability to prioritize concurrent projects and manage conflicting priorities
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong collaboration and relationship management skills

If you are ready to unleash your potential, it’s time to start your career with Manulife/John Hancock

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