October  21, 2021
  New Media





Politics Reporter

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Politics Reporter REF#: JG31579
National Post (Postmedia)
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posted: October 12, 2021
Deadline: October 27, 2021


The Company:
Postmedia is a Canadian news media company representing more than 125 brands across multiple print, online and mobile platforms. Award-winning journalists and innovative product development teams bring engaging content to millions of people every week whenever and wherever they want it.

This exceptional content, reach and scope offers advertisers and marketers compelling solutions to effectively reach target audiences. We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our team. 

The Opportunity:
The National Post is hiring a reporter for its Ottawa parliamentary bureau. The bureau covers federal politics for the Post and Postmedia, Canada's largest news chain, including the Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Ottawa Citizen and Montreal Gazette.

What you’ll do:
The ideal candidate is an enterprising self-starter and team player with a sense for stories that resonate both on Parliament Hill and across the country. They should be able to cultivate sources, find stories buried in documents and break news on tight deadlines, while writing in a way that is clear, concise and colourful. Responsibilities include both contributions to the daily news file and writing in-depth features and analysis. 

Seeing beyond the Ottawa bubble is key. 


Who you are:
  • 3+ years of newsroom experience, preferably with some background in federal, provincial or municipal politics.
  • Familiarity with the workings of the federal government.
  • An understanding of how to break stories using access to information, data-mining and social media.
  • An understanding of the editorial values of the National Post.
  • Bilingualism is preferred.
  • On-camera skills are an asset.

We thank in advance all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. Only candidates legally eligible to work in Canada will be considered. No phone calls or agencies please.

Postmedia Network Inc. is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all areas of the hiring process. If you require accommodation during the hiring process, please make your needs known in advance. Accommodation requests will be provided on an individual basis.

Postmedia Network Inc. is committed to employment equity and an inclusive barrier-free selection process and work environment. Postmedia Network Inc. encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

Should you be interested in this opportunity please apply with a cover letter - stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board - and resume in one document and send to:


Ottawa , Ontario

E-mail: rroberts@postmedia.com

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