Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut
Posted: August 31, 2020
Deadline: October 4, 2020
Join an award-winning journalism team making a difference in Canada’s Arctic. Nunatsiaq News is the newspaper of record for the Eastern Arctic. Serving 45 communities and 70,000 readers a week with its website and print edition, Nunatsiaq News continues to grow its readership, web visits and advertising. We offer credible, in-depth and award-winning journalism, which together with lively website comments, draws readers from the North, southern Canada and around the world.
You are a skilful interviewer with strong writing and reporting skills, who pays close attention to detail and deadlines. You are self-reliant and adaptable and used to working in a fast-paced multi-media environment of print, web and social media. You will be one of three full-time reporters in Iqaluit, at the centre of ground-breaking developments in government, land claims, culture, language and society.
Reporting to the Managing Editor, you would:
- File five to seven news stories per week, news briefs as required and at least one feature every two weeks.
- File at least one story per day for Nunatsiaq.com.
- Provide two standalone photos for publication each week.
- Develop sources, generate new story ideas and participate in story meetings.
- Assist in broadening the editorial content of Nunatsiaq News to encourage a greater readership.
- Travel to Nunavut and Nunavik communities to report on special events as required.
- Attend after-hours meetings and events as required.
- Ensure that stories are filed on deadline and, wherever possible, are accompanied by a photo.
- Assist with proofreading dummy newspaper pages.
- Do other related duties as assigned by the editors.
- You have a journalism degree/diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- You have strong interviewing, writing and reporting skills.
- You are organized and have a proven track record of meeting deadlines and breaking your own stories.
- You can work independently, but also work well with others as part of a team.
- You have a driver's licence.
Experience in in the following areas would definitely be assets:
- Digital photography
- Use of social media
- Web-based content management systems
Preference will be given to candidates with at least two years of professional experience or with demonstrated knowledge of the issues affecting residents of the Canadian Arctic.
Closing date: Sunday, October 4
This position is preferably based in Iqaluit, though consideration would be given to remote working. Please make it clear in your application whether you are willing to relocate, if necessary.
Nunatsiaq News offers competitive compensation, including relocation assistance if required; subsidized housing, if in Iqaluit; a car, if in Iqaluit; health and medical benefits; profit sharing; and an opportunity for career growth.
Please send a cover letter stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Board and resume to:
52 Antares Drive, Unit 9