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Political Reporter

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Political Reporter REF#: JG31262
Queen's Park Today
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted: February 12, 2021
Salary: not stated

Description

Queen’s Park Today is hiring a full-time reporter for its daily political newsletter.

Queen’s Park Today, AB Today and BC Today are subscription-based political newsletters — think Axios meets Politico Pro — read by thousands of professionals in Canada’s political sphere.

We are seeking an experienced reporter to cover the ins and outs of the Ontario legislature, including question period, legislative debate and palace intrigue, of course.

The position is a great opportunity to work with a fun, dedicated team of reporters across the country who are incredibly knowledgeable about their beats. A politics-lover’s dream.

Qualifications

Ideally, you have newsroom experience covering daily politics in a major municipality, Canadian province or on Parliament Hill. 

In addition to having strong journalistic fundamentals, the desired candidate is self-motivated and very reliable. You must be able to work independently and hold your work to a high standard.

Required Skills:
  • Ability to craft news into excellent newsletter content
  • Commitment to objective and factually accurate reporting
  • Strong and lively writing style
  • Knowledge of parliamentary procedure
  • Deep understanding of hot political issues in Ontario
  • Keen interest in the inner workings of politics and policy-making


In addition to a resume, cover letter (stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board), Twitter and social media handles and two published writing samples, please respond with a one-paragraph answer to each of the following three questions:
  • Explain in your own words how a government bill gets passed into law at Queen’s Park.
  • If you had to hold one cabinet portfolio in the province of Ontario, which would you want to hold and why?
  • Describe one big success the Ontario PC government has had during its battle with the Covid pandemic — and one big failure.
Please reply to Allison Smith at editorial@queensparktoday.ca with the subject line Queen’s Park Today —REPORTER.

Resumes will be considered on a rolling basis.

Pay will commensurate with experience. We also provide generous vacation time.




Web address: http://www.politicstoday.news
 
 
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