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Reporter - Municipal

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Reporter - Municipal REF#: JG31323
Village Media
Location: Newmarket, Ontario
Posted: March 29, 2021
Salary:

Description

NewmarketToday is searching for a talented and experienced multi-media reporter to fill a full-time position covering municipal politics for our rapidly growing local news and information website serving Newmarket and surrounding York Region communities.

The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in local politics and knows that mastering the beat goes beyond documenting procedure at council meetings. As our political reporter, you will use your refined news judgment to assess a council agenda for the stories that will resonate with our readers, and you will dig deep when needed for the full story and impact. You will foster a network of sources and solid relationships in the community to expand our coverage of town and regional issues beyond the council agenda. 

The successful candidate for this position:
  • Has demonstrated experience of at least three years covering council and writing stories on a wide range of municipal political issues; 
  • Reports quickly, clearly and accurately and is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and deadlines; 
  • Has a track record of success in cultivating sources, and fostering community contacts and relationships; 
  • Isn’t afraid to ask tough questions when required and is passionate about watchdog journalism. 
Our journalists:
  1. Are compelled to find stories that matter and to engage with our communities;
  2. Are committed to fairness, accuracy and transparency, and have impeccable ethics;
  3. Have exceptional writing and editing skills.
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 related experience;
  • A minimum of three years of experience as a reporter with a news organization; 
  • Superior language, writing and editing skills, with a thorough knowledge of CP Style;
  • Strong photography and video skills;
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends;
  • A valid driver’s licence and reliable vehicle;
  • Familiarity with Newmarket and area will be considered a strong asset.
  • Willingness to relocate to Newmarket, if required.


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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