May  26, 2017
  New Media





Reporter / Photographer

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Reporter / Photographer REF#: JG26543
Woolwich Observer
Location: Elmira, Ontario
Posted: March 27, 2017
Deadline: June 3, 2017


The Observer is an award-winning weekly serving Woolwich and Wellesley townships in the north end of Waterloo Region. We are an independent publication, with a strong emphasis on local editorial content.

We have an opening for a motivated full-time reporter/photographer who will write stories reflecting all facets of the community, from council meetings and school functions to sporting events and in-depth profiles. A healthy curiosity, an enthusiasm for new experiences and attention to detail are a must. Along with word-craft, you possess an eye for photography.


The ideal candidate will have a university degree in a related field, along with some real-world experience. We are looking for an aggressive reporter with a strong commitment to topnotch journalism. You want to make a memorable contribution to the Observer, but also look beyond this opportunity as you build a career.

To be considered, you must bring an ability to identify story opportunities, pitch them and then follow through in a timely manner. Solid writing is required of every story, be it a news brief or a two-page feature.

In your capacity as a reporter, you will be expected to work weekend and evening assignments. A reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license are required. The Observer uses professional quality digital photographic equipment, all of which is supplied. Reporters are not involved in the layout of the paper, but solid proofreading skills are essential.

Applicants should e-mail résumés, along with clippings, to the publisher at by May 27, 2017. We thank all applicants for their submissions, but only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Joe Merlihan
Woolwich Observer
20 B Arthur St. N.
Elmira , ON
N3B 1Z9 , Canada
Tel: (519) 669-5790
Fax: (519) 669-5753

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