Canadian Pharmacists Association
Canadian Pharmacists Association


Department: Digital Solutions
Reports to: Vice-President, Digital Transformation & Chief Information Officer (CIO)

The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is actively recruiting for an Editor-in-Chief to join our Digital Solutions department. 

We are a fully remote workforce and are looking for someone who is able to be fully productive, efficient and effective in a remote environment.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Vice-President, Digital Transformation & Chief Information Officer, the Editor-in-Chief leads and manages the Editorial Teams to ensure operational efficiency for the on-time delivery of current therapeutic and drug information content which drives core revenue for CPhA.

The Editor-in-Chief provides leadership and representation for CPhA and the pharmacy profession with key stakeholders i.e. government, members, advisory committees, health stakeholders etc. The Editor-in-Chief is key to ensuring CPhA content strategy continues to evolve.

Duties and Tasks

The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Mapping out a content strategy that supports and extends the Canadian Pharmacists Association’s reach and brand, both short- and-long term, determining which methods work for the brand and why.
  • Planning, organizing, scheduling, directing and managing content teams & related activities which implement and actualize strategy, by considering the Information Architecture, content taxonomy, content type, editorial process for maximum impact & ensuring better patient outcomes.
  • Developing, managing and motivating a team of professionals.
  • Ensuring effective implementation of human resources policies and procedures, including recruitment, performance management, and employee morale, training and coaching.
  • Establishing clear, measurable objectives for the content teams. Monitoring and measuring objectives regularly, coaching as required.
  • Establishing and maintaining a positive atmosphere for employees through open communication.
  • Ensuring internal editorial processes and standards are continually improved to produce high-quality publications and ensuring all content is on-brand, consistent in terms of style, quality and tone of voice.
  • Planning for new projects/content and providing subject matter expertise for the strategic and editorial direction of CPhA publications on all delivery platforms.
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of editorial standards in scientific publishing, medical evidence, regulations pertaining to copyright and intellectual property.
  • Identifying, engaging and liaising with expert authors, reviewers, Editorial Advisory Committee members, Practitioner Review Board members and other stakeholders as required.
  • Ensuring the validity and integrity of created content through vigilance for conflicts of interest and other potential sources of bias.
  • Liaising with external stakeholders in government, associations, academia
  • Communicating with senior staff on matters of interest or concern



  • University degree in pharmacy or medicine, with special knowledge in drug information, pharmacology and therapeutics.
  • Licensed pharmacist or physician in a Canadian province.


  • Extensive experience in a senior leadership role leading managers and diverse teams.
  • Significant management experience in a digital publishing environment & associated technology (e.g. XML).
  • Experience in drug information & therapeutics.
  • Extensive experience in clinical practice in health care.
  • Experience with peer-reviewed medical publishing.
  • Current Council of Science Editor (CSE) membership or eligibility.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a wide range of professional staff to achieve goals.
  • Strong strategic leadership skills.
  • Strategic, conceptual and visionary thinking.
  • Strong business and financial acumen.
  • Excellent interpersonal and management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exemplary judgement, professionalism and flexibility.
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality.
  • Broad knowledge of evidence-based approaches to drug therapy and of medical editing and publication standards.
  • Knowledge of e-publishing and industry trends.
  • Familiarity with the health care system in Canada and political, social and ethical issues affecting health care.
  • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Ability to display a commitment to and advocate for diversity and inclusion.


  • Fluently bilingual (English/French).
  • Experience with agile methodologies and product development lifecycle.

Why CPhA

  • The work we do makes a difference in people’s lives.  
  • We’re a group of people who are passionate about the health and well-being of all.  We take our work seriously, but we still take time to share a good laugh.  
  • We care about your health and well-being.  CPhA pays for your medical/dental benefits, Employee Assistance Plan and provides regular wellness sessions and resources
  • We care about your financial health.  CPhA provides a pension plan with matching contributions and access to a financial advisor.
  • We care about your work-life balance.  CPhA offers generous paid time off and our office is closed between Christmas and New Years.

How to Apply

  • If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, we invite you to present your resume, in confidence, to
  • If you require an accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please inform Human Resources
  • While we appreciate all interested applicants, only those individuals who are legally permitted to work in Canada will be considered
  • At the Canadian Pharmacists Association, we recognize, value and celebrate diversity, inclusion and equity.  Our Diversity & Inclusion Framework is embedded in all our processes, policies and employee initiatives.