May  21, 2022
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Reporter REF#: JG31900
The Almaguin News
Location: Parry Sound, Ontario
Posted: April 21, 2022
Salary: not stated


The Almaguin News is the source of news and information in the community, delivering 1,600 newspapers weekly to paid subscribers and reaching 40,000 readers every month on

Our roots run deep. Since 1885, we have been keeping residents of Almaguin informed on issues that impact their lives, including local government, education, health care, crime and community events. 

We continue to evolve, grow and change with our readers and our communities. We invest in trained journalists and offer ongoing educational opportunities to remain current with media trends and readers’ needs. We fuse their expertise with first-party data and insight from our local community advisory council to inform our coverage.

Looking for small town living with fresh air and wide open spaces? Almaguin is a unique community, with a massive geography that borders Muskoka, Algonquin Park and the North Bay area, made up of small townships and rural expanses. It is the most northern area in Metroland’s reach.

The Almaguin News is part of Metroland Media, which is owned by Torstar (  Metroland’s team of award-winning journalists produce 70 weekly and six daily newspapers as well as 25-plus websites.

The Almaguin News is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced full time reporter who is skilled in storytelling for both digital and print platforms. The successful journalist will be a talented self-starter who can provide a wide-range of stories on compelling and important topics of relevance to the region.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Write tight news stories, sports, and features to a weekly deadline and provide accompanying artwork
  • Post content to website and social media site on daily basis
  • Take quality photographs and adjust for publication
  • Generate fresh and interesting story ideas
  • Some layout duties and copy editing
  • Must be well-versed in Canadian Libel Law and Canadian Press Style
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Degree or diploma in journalism with of related experience in Journalism
  • A motivated self-starter who is an innovative, aggressive journalist with the ability to write clean copy and take photos
  • Have experience working in a newsroom environment and be able to adhere to tight deadlines
  • Proven news judgment and a strong work ethic
  • Possess strong skills in online journalism including social media
  • Ability to shoot and edit photographs
  • Have strong interview skills
  • Must be prepared to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Preference for candidate living in the region
  • Must have access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s licence

Diversity & Inclusion
Torstar Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Torstar is committed to ensuring employment opportunity to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, family status or disability or any other factor protected by law.

Torstar Group of Companies is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Ontario Human Rights Code we will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling the interview of your requirements.

Torstar Corporation remains committed to its employees and to providing a safe workplace.  As of November 30, 2021,  candidates for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and successful candidates must agree to obtain any additional vaccinations or booster dose(s) that may be required. Proof of such vaccination will be required.   We will make accommodation for qualifying medical or religious exemptions.

Interested candidates should apply online here, stating they found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board.

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