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Freelance Writer, News-Current Affairs-Sports

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Freelance Writer, News-Current Affairs-Sports REF#: JG31005
Torstar Local
Location: Cornwall, Ontario
Posted: April 14, 2020
Salary:

Description

Freelance Writer, News-Current Affairs-Sports
 
Torstar Local is looking for freelance writers who live in the Cornwall area to produce stories on a contract basis for news and community bulletin board app The Cornwall Local.
 
What you will do:
  • Research and write five to 10 news and feature stories per week
  • Topics can include police, municipal, transportation, health, community, family, real estate, business, people, sports, and events
  • Attend some public meetings and events
  • Conduct interviews on the phone or in person
  • Take photos when necessary
  • Produce succinct, clear, and accurate copy on deadline

Qualifications

Ideal requisites include: 
  • a degree or diploma in journalism, applied arts or communications
  • a razor-sharp command of English
  • efficient research, interview, photography and writing skills
  • an aptitude for news judgement
  • knowledge of the region’s background
  • a personable, confident and curious nature
  • a passion for understanding the issues facing the community today
  • a flair for story-telling
Some media experience is preferred.


Kindly apply with a resumé, links to writing samples and a cover note indicating where you live, what region your are applying for and that you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Board to:
Jfuthey@metroland.com


Torstar Local
Cornwall , Ontario


E-mail: Jfuthey@metroland.com
 
 
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