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Reporter, The Hill Times

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Reporter, The Hill Times REF#: JG30575
Hill Times Publishing Inc
Location: OTTAWA, Ontario
Posted: March 14, 2019
Salary:

Description

The Hill Times is looking to hire a permanent, full-time policy briefing and news reporter.
 
We're looking for someone who loves the intersection of politics and public policy issues and will lead all our policy briefings. The successful candidate will also help dig up interesting story ideas and will break exclusive news.
 
The Hill Times is a fast-paced, twice-weekly newspaper in Ottawa covering Parliament Hill, the federal government, and federal politics for a readership that includes cabinet ministers, Members of Parliament, Senators, and their staff; federal public servants; political insiders; lobbyists; foreign diplomats posted to Canada; industry associations; authors; journalists; and academics. We go inside federal politics.

Qualifications

Requirements
  • demonstrated knowledge of Parliament Hill/federal government; previous coverage of these areas would be a strong asset
  • journalism degree or diploma, and previous daily/weekly reporting experience (or commensurate experience, with no degree/diploma)
  • knowledge of The Hill Times’ niche and how we cover politics and policy
  • mastery of CP style, detail-oriented
  • good people skills and a team player
  • strong adherence to journalistic ethics
  • ability to write accurate and fair stories while respecting tight deadlines
Assets
  • photography skills
  • knowledge of the WordPress content management system
  • ability to speak, write, and read French
Responsibilities
  • co-ordinate with op-ed contributors and interview subjects for policy briefings. Write stories for policy briefings. A policy briefing is an insert of several pages in up to three or four papers each month that delves deeply into an issue of federal concern (agriculture, defence, innovation, etc.).
  • write approximately three to four 1,200-word news pieces every week, or more shorter pieces
  • write daily news as required
  • take photos as required
  • work Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. generally, with some evenings and weekends required when on deadline or to cover special events


Deadline for applications
 
Send your resumé, cover letter stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Board, and two to three of your best clippings to Kate Malloy, editor (kmalloy@hilltimes.com) and Kristen Shane, managing editor (kshane@hilltimes.com) by March 29.
 
We thank all applicants for their submissions, but only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Kate Malloy
Hill Times Publishing Inc
200-246 QUEEN STREET
OTTAWA , Ontario
Tel: 613-232-5952


E-mail: kmalloy@hilltimes.com
 
 

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