March  2, 2021
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Assistant Editor

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Assistant Editor REF#: JG31232
Farmers Forum newspapers
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posted: January 18, 2021
Salary: $45,000 to $65,000


Journalist with at least two years experience required for east-end Ottawa monthly agricultural tabloid (two editions: Eastern Ontario and Western Ontario). Duties: Researching, interviewing, photography, reporting, pagination, editing and proofreading. Vehicle required. Candidate is a self-starter with a keen interest in a good story, well-organized and pays attention to details. Candidate would cover stories of human interest, rural issues, politics and policy, hard news (farm accidents, fatalities, barn fires, theft), farm business and trends.

Your reporting abilities: You like to craft a good story with attention to details. You recognize what is quotable; what is superfluous. You always research and write with the reader in mind. You are charitable to the reader. You don't write too much or too little. You can cut a story to the bare bones and you bristle at the thought of padding a story. You don't write with a political agenda. You enjoy working, immersing yourself in a story. You enjoy a job well done but you also recognize that the best is the enemy of the good. You respect deadlines. You can juggle numerous stories at once. you are organized and thorough and are willing to ask questions and for guidance.


The candidate: This is a position for a cheerful, self-starter, thoughtful and thorough, detail-oriented, curious and determined. The candidate holds honesty in high regard, especially when it comes to himself/herself. The candidate has a healthy skepticism for ideas that appear popular.

Please send a cover letter stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Job Board and resume to:

Patrick Meagher
Farmers Forum newspapers
2450 Lancaster Rd Unit 17, Farmers Forum
Ottawa , Ontario
K1B 5N3 ,

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