September  24, 2020
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Journalist REF#: JG31111
Tribune: West Nipissing This Week
Location: Sturgeon Falls, Ontario
Posted: September 12, 2020
Deadline: September 25, 2020


The Tribune : West Nipissing This Week, a community newspaper in beautiful Northern Ontario, has an opening for a journalist. 

We're looking for someone with strong writing and photography skills, a desire to dig beneath the surface for an interesting story and a willingness to learn about this bilingual, culturally diverse community. 

Hours of work will be irregular, occasionally requiring evening or weekend activities, with hours to be taken back on a flexible weekday schedule. 

Subjects to be covered are diverse, including municipal politics, human interest, local sports, police beat and more.

The applicant must have a valid driver's licence and a reliable vehicle. Photography equipment is provided. Pagination skills, with proficiency using Adobe InDesign, are a significant asset. 

West Nipissing is around four hours from both Toronto and Ottawa, and features many lakes and rivers, unspoiled natural landscapes and recreation opportunities in the great outdoors.


  • Diploma or equivalent related experience in journalism or communications;
  • Proven ability to write critically with appropriate flow, clarity, and conciseness, including text headlines, subheads, photo captions and summaries;
  • Good research skills and analytical thinking;
  • Leadership, strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Ability to work under pressure with strict deadlines to meet;
  • Ability to do pagination using Adobe software (Mac platform) such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator;
  • Experience creating, maintaining, updating websites is an asset;
  • Experience in photography;
  • Knowledge of municipal politics is an asset;
  • Ability to accept and learn from constructive criticism and editing;
  • Confidence and strong character in dealing with many types of people, including politicians, community leaders, etc.;
  • French language skills are an asset.

Interested persons must send their curriculum vitae along with a cover letter, stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board, to:

Suzanne Gammon
Tribune: West Nipissing This Week
206 King St.
Sturgeon Falls , ON
P2B 1R7 , Canada
Tel: (705) 753-2930
Fax: (705) 753-5231

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