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News Reporter

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News Reporter REF#: JG31140
Hill Times Publishing Inc.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posted: October 8, 2020
Deadline: October 29, 2020
Salary:

Description

The Hill Times is a fast-paced, twice-weekly newspaper in Ottawa covering Parliament Hill, the federal government, and federal politics for a readership that includes cabinet ministers, Members of Parliament, Senators, and their staff; federal public servants; political insiders; lobbyists; foreign diplomats posted to Canada; industry associations; authors; journalists; and academics. We go inside federal politics in a way no one else does.

Responsibilities:
  • write three to four 1,200-word news pieces every week, or more shorter pieces
  • write daily news as required
  • take photos as required
  • work Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. generally, with some evenings and weekends required when on deadline or to cover special events 

Qualifications

Requirements:
  • demonstrated knowledge of Parliament Hill/federal government; previous coverage of these areas would be a strong asset
  • journalism degree or diploma, and previous daily/weekly reporting experience (or commensurate experience, with no degree/diploma)
  • knowledge of The Hill Times’ niche and how we cover politics and policy
  • mastery of CP style, detail-oriented
  • good people skills and a team player
  • strong adherence to journalistic ethics
  • ability to write accurate and fair stories while respecting tight deadlines
Assets:
  • photography skills
  • knowledge of the WordPress content management system
  • ability to speak, write, and read French
  • knowledge of the Access to Information system
  • enthusiasm for data/visual journalism


We thank all applicants for their submissions, but only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Send your resumé, cover letter (stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board), and two to three of your best clippings by Oct. 29 to:



Charelle Evelyn, managing editor
Hill Times Publishing Inc
200-246 Queen Street
Ottawa , ON
K1P 5E4 , Canada
Tel: (613) 232-5952
Fax: (613) 232-9055


E-mail: cevelyn@hilltimes.com
Web address: http://www.hilltimes.com
 
 
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