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Reporter

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Reporter REF#: JG33027
Nunatsiaq News
Location: Nunavik/remote, Quebec
Posted: August 5, 2022
Deadline: August 26, 2022
Salary:

Description

Join an award-winning journalism team making a difference in Canada’s North. Nunatsiaq News is the newspaper of record for the Eastern Arctic. Serving 39 communities with its website and print edition, Nunatsiaq News continues to grow its readership, web visits and advertising. We provide credible, in-depth and award-winning journalism, which together with lively website comments, draws readers from the North, southern Canada and around the world. 

We have an immediate opening for a determined journalist who is hungry to break the news that affects our readers by cutting through official silence.

You are a skilled interviewer with strong writing and reporting skills, who pays close attention to detail and deadlines. The job requires a combination of hard-news writing (local government, crime, and court) as well as feature writing and profile writing.

You are self-reliant and adaptable and used to working in a fast-paced multimedia environment of print, web and social media. Strong photography skills and social-media savvy are assets.

We are currently looking for a candidate who will be based in the Nunavik region of Quebec. Ideally, the position will be in Kuujjuaq, Que., or one of the other communities in the region. For the right candidate, we would consider someone who could work remotely elsewhere but who has a desire to travel in the North.

We cover ground-breaking developments in government, culture, language and society.

We also have some flexibility for the right candidate in terms of start date, working remotely and working from home.

Salary commensurate with experience.

This position should appeal to either a newsroom veteran looking for a new challenge by putting her or his skills to work in a demanding environment, or to a young reporter eager to gain experience quickly.

Responsibilities
Reporting to the Managing Editor, you would:
  • File at least five news stories per week, as well as news briefs as required and at least one feature every two weeks.
  • File at least one story per day for Nunatsiaq.com.
  • Provide or source two standalone photos for publication each week.
  • Develop sources, generate new story ideas and participate in story meetings.
  • Assist in broadening the editorial content of Nunatsiaq News to encourage a greater readership.
  • Travel to Nunavut and Nunavik communities to report on special events as required.
  • Attend after-hours meetings and events as required.
  • Ensure that stories are filed on deadline and accompanied by a photo.
  • Assist with proofreading dummy newspaper pages.
  • Do other related duties as assigned by the editors.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate would understand the North, the northern way of life, traditions and institutions. Because our coverage area is multilingual, the ability to speak an Inuit language would be considered an asset. Experience covering courts, police and breaking news is also an asset.

Skills/Competencies
  • A journalism degree/diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Equivalent storytelling or writing experience gained in other work or life experience would be considered.
  • Strong interviewing, writing, reporting, photography and social media skills.
  • Organizational skills and a proven track record of meeting deadlines and breaking your own stories.
  • Ability to work independently, but also work well with others as part of a team.
  • A driver's licence.

Experience in the following areas would definitely be assets:
  • Photography
  • Good knowledge of Canadian Press style
  • Use of social media
  • Web-based content management systems
  • Living or working in Canada’s North
  • An understanding of northern life, culture, history, traditions and institutions
  • The ability to speak and write an Inuit language


Preference will be given to candidates with at least two years of professional experience or with demonstrated knowledge of the issues affecting residents of the Canadian Arctic.

Nunatsiaq News offers competitive compensation, including relocation assistance if required, subsidized housing, a car, health and medical benefits, profit sharing and an opportunity for career growth.

Email resumé and samples of your work, along with a cover letter stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board, to:


Corey Larocque, managing editor
Nunatsiaq News
9-52 Antares Dr.
Ottawa , ON
K2E 7Z1 , Canada
Tel: (613) 727-5466


E-mail: coreyl@nunatsiaq.com
 
 

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