The Huntsville Forester
|Municipal Affairs Reporter
Location: Huntsville, Ontario
Posted: May 8, 2020
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The Huntsville Forester, the Bracebridge Examiner and the Gravenhurst Banner are pleased to be participating in Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative, which aims to produce civic journalism for underserved communities. With the support of the program, we’re excited to be hiring a journalist to cover the municipal beat in Georgian Bay, Muskoka Lakes and Lake of Bays. This journalist will be skilled in storytelling for both digital and print platforms.
As a Municipal Reporter, you will be responsible for covering these areas, attending council meetings and reporting on stories that matter to the residents in areas of municipal governance, socioeconomic issues, housing and the environment.
- Coordinate with the managing editor to generate fresh and interesting news and feature stories.
- Produce high-quality, trustworthy journalism using excellent reporting and researching skills, including data analysis.
- Produce engaging content for all platforms – print, website and social media.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Must be well-versed in Canadian Libel Law and Canadian Press Style.
- Relentlessly high standards; detail-oriented and deadline-driven to enable the production of succinct, clear, and accurate copy, photos and video on deadline.
- Proven news judgment.
- Strong social media skills.
- Effective organizational skills, ability to manage time and prioritize tasks appropriately.
- Ability to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven and demanding environment.
- Must be able to work remotely.
- Team-oriented individual that can build professional relationships with team members.
- Must be prepared to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekend
- Must have access to a reliable vehicle and valid driver's license.
Torstar Group of Companies is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Ontario Human Rights Code we will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview of your requirements.
Interested candidates should apply online, stating they found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board, through this link