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Editor-in-Chief

METROLAND MEDIA GROUP LTD

North York, ON, CANADA

Arts, Media and Entertainment

ABOUT US

 

Metroland Media is a dynamic Media Company delivering vital business and community information to millions of readers across Ontario each week. With a healthy product offering in-print, online, trade shows and distribution networks, no target is unreachable. We are Ontario's largest and most successful community news and information source, provides local news and multi-media marketing solutions in Canada's heartland.

 

Metroland's diverse array of on-line products are visited by over 4 million unique visitors each month and print products are in the hands of more than 4.5 million customers a week. We continuously bringing new and acquired online products to market in order to provide our customers with a one-stop, comprehensive marketing solution. To connect with us, visit www.metroland.com.

 

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

 

We are seeking an Editor-in-Chief who is eager to embrace grass roots community journalism in the city of Toronto. The successful candidate will have a track record in local news coverage, proven abilities to self-promote on social media and embrace alternate story forms, with an eagerness to embrace technology to maximize outcomes. This person will be a team player.

 

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Develop and execute editorial strategy for a number of print and online products.
  • Propose budget and business planning of the Editorial department and implement strategic plans to increase print readership and online traffic.
  • Plan and assign news coverage and responsible for editing web content, fact checking, writing headlines and layout.
  • Confirm copy is well written and presented in an objective and creative manner as well as appealing to the community audience.
  • Ensuring the news coverage is accurate, timely and thought-provoking content that reflects the reader's need for community news regarding local government, community affairs, sports and special features and events.
  • Oversee and manage the Editorial department to maintain effectiveness of staff members.
  • Ensure compliance of company editorial policies and assist in directing specified editorial operations.
  • Provide leadership by consistently motivating and developing staff members with a focus on coaching and team building.
  • Actively participate in newspaper-sponsored community events.
  • Contribute as a member of the management team to the overall strategic effectiveness of the organization by supporting the initiatives and efforts of all departments.

 

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

 

  • Degree or Diploma in Journalism or in a related field.
  • Proven history as a leader of a high functioning, successful news team, along with comprehensive knowledge of media and emerging industry trends, including online.
  • Experience in copy editing and page layout.
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and especially written skills (Canadian Press Style).
  • Effective organizational skills, ability to manage time and prioritize tasks appropriately.
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, deadline driven and demanding environment, driven for results.
  • Team-oriented individual with proven leadership skills who can build professional relationships with team members.
  • Eagerness to embrace change in an evolving industry with articulate vision. 

 

About Metroland Media Group

A subsidiary of Torstar Corporation, Metroland is one of Canada's premier media companies. Metroland delivers up-to-the-minute vital business and community information to millions of people across Ontario. Working at Metroland provides opportunities for extensive development and career growth, competitive compensation plan and GRSP/DPSP, a comprehensive benefits package, a generous vacation plan and personal days. A leader in the multimedia industry, if you are passionate about making a difference in your community, establishing a great work/life balance and developing your skills, join the Metroland team today.

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What it's like to work at Metroland Media Group

A Strong History and Future

Metroland’s thousands of employees are very proud of our long history of connecting, in countless ways, to communities across Ontario. From our print publications, some of which date back more than a century, to our steady flow of new digital products, we are intensely focused on being leaders in local media for our communities. If you are looking to be a part of your community, this could be the place for you.

Connected to the community

As the media world evolves, Metroland continues to lead the way in developing innovative editorial and marketing solutions. We are currently in touch with each and every community that our newspapers, flyers and websites touch. We believe that in order to drive a successful business, having a meaningful presence within these areas is necessary, and take pride in our local business relationships.

A look inside Metroland Media Group

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Benefits & Perks

Developing People from Within

Our mission is to develop the future leaders of our organization, and provide the opportunity for professional development to each and every employee. Our training centre is focused on pure development, and we invest in our people.

An Exciting Career in Media

We offer the opportunity to work in a:

  • Highly energized and results oriented business environment
  • A space where cutting edge digital advertising is your main focus
  • To develop and lead new advertising projects
  • Innovative/collaborative culture with talented and dedicated people
  • Well-established and respected company that is connected to their community
  • An entrepreneurial culture where employees to contribute their ideas
Benefits that work for you
  • Comprehensive Benefits package and 3 weeks of vacation with 2 additional personal days
  • Tuition Reimbursement program to assist employees in their development
  • Large group discount programs
  • Employee Lunch & Learns, Townhalls and BBQ’s
  • Cake Celebrations – here at Metroland we love to celebrate and eat cake! If a life event is happening we come together!
  • Corporate Social Responsibility – We encourage all employees to come together and support their community in a variety of different ways

Metroland Media Group Testimonials

Samantha Coelho
“We are everywhere! Our portfolio is so diverse that we can help any business advertise, through digital or print, all across Ontario.”

Samantha Coelho, Metroland Digital Account Specialist Manager in operations - Metroland Media Group

Mike Banville
“Each year Metroland contributes millions of dollars to support local charities and events throughout Ontario.”

Mike Banville, Director of Circulation - Metroland Media Group

Molly Hayes
“I get to meet new people every day, from all walks of life, in all corners of the city. I am continually inspired by the people and agencies working to help our most vulnerable neighbours.”

Molly Hayes, Director of Circulation - Metroland Media Group

Tamara Gostlin
“It’s extremely important to stay ahead of the trends and bring new solutions to our customers.”

Tamara Gostlin, Digital Sales Manager - Metroland Media Group

Editor-in-Chief, METROLAND MEDIA GROUP LTD, North York, ON, CANADA