The Aurora Banner
Location: Newmarket, Ontario
Posted: August 19, 2022
Salary: not stated
Metroland Media, an employer that celebrates diversity, is looking for a passionate journalist to report on everyday life, municipal politics and businesses in the multicultural community of Aurora and Bolton.
The Aurora Banner and the Caledon Enterprise are the source of news and information in the communities that they serve; each delivering tens of thousands of newspapers weekly and reaching readers every month on yorkregion.com and caledonenterprise.com.
Our roots run deep for both papers. The Aurora Banner was started in 1864 and the Caledon Enterprise was started in 1888. Each paper informs readers 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.
Both newspapers are 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.
Our Commitment To Diversity
We strive to be a leader in building and cultivating an employee community framed around fairness, support and opportunity. We believe that what makes us different, makes a difference. And as a team, the diversity of our backgrounds, interests and experiences is what enriches our work, and our workplaces. We welcome all, and we strive for an inclusive culture that allows individual growth and shared success.
Metroland is looking for someone who would be able to split their work week between the Caledon Enterprise and the Aurora Banner. We are looking for an enthusiastic and curious editorial assistant with a strong work ethic, positive attitude, passion for storytelling and interest in community journalism.
The successful candidate in this entry-level position will support editors and reporters in producing unique and engaging content for print, online and social media.
They’ll enter submitted content into online content management system with an eye for good SEO, write engaging posts for social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook, and play a key role in managing the Toronto.com events calendar, offering promotion and coverage of community events and festivals — big and small. Helpful content on road closures, infrastructure updates, things to do and more will serve to inform and assist readers in their everyday lives.
You are a motivated self-starter with insatiable curiosity and an appetite for information. You bring together information and ideas to produce straightforward yet compelling text and source eye-catching photos in a fast-paced, deadline-driven and demanding environment.
You are organized, can prioritize tasks appropriately and manage your time effectively. You’re a team-oriented individual who can build professional relationships with team members and the community.
You understand and appreciate the power of social media and good SEO and know how to use them to connect to a wide audience and enhance a story’s reach.
You can work remotely.
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.
Interested candidates should apply online here, stating they found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board.