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Editor In Chief

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Editor In Chief REF#: JG31586
Village Media
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Posted: October 18, 2021
Salary:

Description

We’re looking for an exceptional leader and editor to accelerate Village Media’s impact on our communities.


Who We Are


We are Village Media.  We are located in the hub of the Great Lakes in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and have offices throughout Ontario.  We are a born digital local publisher that started 8 years ago with one community website and now operate 20 sites of our own.  We also license our technology and services to other publishers including Rogers Sports & Media, Glacier Media, Great West Newspapers and others that make up 44 additional sites across Canada and the United States.


As a world leader in community news, we are now looking to drive the evolution of community news coverage. The key to our success is our unrelenting focus on local content, having the best platform in the business, and the entrepreneurial flair to take risks. These continue to be unprecedented times and our work is now even more important to the communities we serve.


The Role

You will report to our CEO and will be Village Media’s editorial champion.   


You will continue to grow our audience while overseeing editorial content and the editorial teams in Canada and the U.S.  You care deeply about community - and believe fully in our mission to strengthen the communities that we serve.  You will support a growing team of more than 70 editors and journalists in fulfilling this mission by helping them inform, connect and inspire our readers.


We do not believe in a paywall, and instead seek to develop large, loyal and localized audiences.  We measure our success and are rewarded by the loyalty of our readers.  Now, we want you to elevate the depth and impact of our work.

Qualifications

This is You

You are a demonstrated leader, commanding respect from your team because you have given them respect first.  You aren’t afraid to get in the weeds, as this is where our deepest connections and understandings come from.


Obsession is your curse.  You lie awake at night thinking about data, feedback from readers, the work from today, and the work for tomorrow.  You seek constant improvement while also driving dramatic change.  You challenge the status quo, and inspire others to follow your path.


You surround yourself with data.  Web analytics, surveys, reader feedback and our community polls help inform your decision making.  The success of Village Media is driven by our readership - and so you are intimately involved in our financial performance as well.


You will immerse yourself in the business.  You will challenge where we are today.  You will drive our editorial team to be exceptional.  You will drive Village Media to greatness.


We can’t wait to meet you.



About Village Media 

  
Village Media is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion among our staff, volunteers, programs, and partners. We encourage applicants of diverse abilities, backgrounds, and life experiences to apply. If you require accommodations during the selection process, please contact hr@villagemedia.ca

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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