We are looking for a talented, motivated and experienced candidate to fill a full-time Assistant Editor/Senior Reporter position with GuelphToday.com, a local news and information website serving Guelph, Ontario.
GuelphToday.com is part of Village Media’s rapidly-expanding network of local news websites committed to quality, in-depth community journalism.
Our journalists are driven to find stories that matter to our community and are dedicated to fairness, accuracy and ethics.
As Assistant Editor/Senior Reporter you will be responsible for beats primarily related to ongoing municipal and political coverage. Reporting to GuelphToday’s Community Editor, you will also be expected to manage, motivate and mentor a team of freelance feature writers.
The successful candidate for this position knows their way around a council agenda and has an interest in municipal coverage, but also knows how to avoid getting wrapped up in documenting procedure. They aren’t afraid to ask tough questions and are committed to watchdog journalism.
The ideal candidate is someone who has a keen eye for detail, solid time management skills and is a skilled copy editor with thorough knowledge of CP Style. They must also be able to successfully lead a small team of freelance journalists and ensure they are generating story ideas and meeting weekly deadlines.
Qualifications for this position include:
Degree or diploma in journalism, or a related field;
At least 3-5 years of experience as a reporter with experience covering hard news and municipal politics;
The ability to meet deadlines and to manage freelance writers;
Superior language, writing and editing skills;
Strong photography skills;
Some photography and associated editing software experience;
Able to work a variety of schedules, including evenings, nights and weekends;
Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and under pressure;
A valid driver’s licence and a reliable vehicle;
Willingness to relocate to Guelph, Ontario
If this sounds like the perfect position for you, we would love to hear from you!
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, along with relevant samples of your work.
About Village Media:
Village Media operates a number of local news and community websites throughout Ontario. We focus on providing local stories written by local journalists to the communities we serve. In addition to local news, our sites offer weather, events, obituaries, and a wide range of community information. We are proud members of the cities where we operate. We support local events, charitable causes, and recognize our neighbours’ achievements. We’re more than just news: Village Media is all about community.