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Reporter - General Assignment

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Reporter - General Assignment REF#: JG31321
Village Media
Location: Elora/Fergus, Ontario
Posted: March 29, 2021
Salary:

Description

Village Media is searching for a talented and experienced multi-media reporter to fill a full-time position in Elora & Fergus, Ontario, for our rapidly growing network of local news and information websites. 

Our journalists are driven to find stories that matter to our community and are dedicated to fairness, accuracy and ethics. 

The successful candidate for this position is someone who knows how to cover hard news but also loves to write about people and their passions. They know that a good interview is often a good conversation and know when to ask the tough questions, but also when to listen. The ideal candidate has exceptional writing skills and is willing to put in the extra effort and research to deliver an engaging story. They will also be passionate about their own photography. 
 
About Village Media:
Village Media is an ever-expanding network of local news and community websites. We focus on providing local stories written by local journalists in the communities we serve. In addition to local news, our sites offer weather, events, obituaries and a wide range of community information. We are proud members of the cities where we operate. We support local events and charitable causes and recognize our neighbours’ achievements. We are more than just news: Village Media is all about community.

Qualifications

  • Degree or diploma in journalism, or a related field;
  • At least 3-5 years experience as a reporter with experience covering hard news and feature stories;
  • The ability to meet tight deadlines and report the news as it happens;
  • Superior language, writing and editing skills;
  • Strong photography skills;
  • Some photography and associated editing software experience;
  • Able to work a variety of schedules, including evenings, nights and weekends;
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and under pressure;
  • A valid driver’s licence and a reliable vehicle;
  • Willingness to relocate to Elora/Fergus, Ontario


Village Media is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. If you require accommodations during the selection process, please contact hr@villagemedia.ca.

If this sounds like the perfect position for you, we would love to hear from you!

To apply, please submit a cover letter (stating you found this job on Gaulin Media) and resume, along with relevant samples of your work.  Applications for all current openings must be submitted through the Village Media portal.




 
 

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