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Online Writer, Kidscreen (one-year contract)

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Online Writer, Kidscreen (one-year contract) REF#: JG29100
Brunico Communications
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted: March 26, 2018
Deadline: May 26, 2018
Salary:

Description

Kidscreen produces market-leading publications and events that serve the business needs and interests of kids entertainment executives globally. Click here to see the brand’s range of products.
Kidscreen’s Online Writer will supply our Kidscreen.com, Kidscreen Daily and Kidscreen Talent Pool readers with the news they need to know, and deliver community-building extras that our competitors do not offer.  In addition to finding and writing news stories that identify breaking developments, topical research and analysis, this beat will include keeping readers posted on key issues and trends, opportunities and challenges, and innovative efforts made by our industry’s operatives.
 
  • Responsibilities:
  • Write stories for Kidscreen Daily and Kidscreen Talent Pool
  • Compile and send out Kidscreen Daily (five days a week) and Kidscreen Talent Pool (every other Monday) on time
  • Update editorial features on Kidscreen.com according to schedule
  • Quickly develop familiarity with the world of kids entertainment and the respective components of Kidscreen’s coverage (Screen, Consumer Products, Tech and Kid Insight)
  • Write and contribute stories to Kidscreen magazine’s news-oriented Moves and Tech sections
  • Attend industry events on behalf of the Kidscreen brand and build editorial relationships with both PR execs and kids entertainment professionals
General Performance Expectations:
  • Contribute to achieving the desired copy flow by meeting deadlines and providing progress updates
  • Make sure each story has all the necessary elements that make an authoritative piece, from the basics of fact checking logic, names, titles and facts, to making sure there is a balanced and diverse group of sources
  • Develop and pitch ideas that feature our unique focus and give Kidscreen an edge
  • Communicate and act as part of the team

Qualifications

  • University or college degree in Journalism or Communications
  • Two-plus years in editorial writing roles, with experience managing multiple, overlapping projects and deadlines
  • Outstanding editorial standards and judgment
  • A fun and conversational writing style, especially as applied to denser, complicated subject matter
  • Highly developed organizational and time management skills
  • Proficiency with PC platforms, Microsoft Office, WordPress, InCopy, Photoshop



To apply, please email ALL of the following to jchristie@brunico.com:

• your resumé and cover letter (stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board)
• three professional writing samples with your byline
• three feature story ideas that would be relevant for Kidscreen readers
• your salary expectations

Thank you for your interest. We will contact those candidates who meet the qualifications, have supplied all of the application criteria, and seem like they might be a good fit for our brand. 





 
 

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