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Reporter

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Reporter REF#: JG30912
The Valley Gazette
Location: Barry's Bay, Ontario
Posted: January 24, 2020
Salary: not stated

Description

The Valley Gazette is an award-winning weekly newspaper based in Barry’s Bay, Ont. Centrally located in a rural setting, the Madawaska Valley is situated two hours west of Ottawa and three hours north of Toronto. We are seeking a highly motivated, community-minded reporter to join our team. The successful individual will love meeting new people and enjoy telling the stories that matter the most to the community. This can lead to a full-time, permanent position for the right person.
 
The new Gazette Reporter will:  
  • Keep their finger on the pulse of the community 
  • Have a natural curiosity about the world around them
  • Work with a small team of reporters and freelancers 
  • Write stories throughout the week 
  • Cover a variety of events, ranging from municipal council meetings to breaking news situations
  • Help edit stories and offer constructive criticism on ways to improve
  • Foster relationships in the community 
  • Have an eye for compelling photographs
  • Collaborate with publisher and production staff to produce a quality product 
  • Have the opportunity to write for local magazines produced by Lavigne Media
  • Manage social media sites, creating and scheduling compelling content

Qualifications

  • University or college-level studies in journalism or related education
  • Previous experience as a reporter/writer in a journalism setting
  • Have a nose for news
  • Experience with Photoshop and InDesign
  • Highly developed organization skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and meet tight deadlines
  • Personable and tactful
  • Have a passion for rural living
  • Valid drivers license and reliable vehicle
  • Must own your own camera


We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
 
Please forward a resume and cover letter - stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board - to:


Michel Lavigne, publisher
The Valley Gazette
PO 375, 19574 Opeongo Line
Barry's Bay , ON
K0J 1B0 ,


E-mail: michel@thevalleygazette.ca
 
 
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