January  29, 2023
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Reporter REF#: JG33187
The Low Down
Location: Wakefield, Quebec
Posted: January 17, 2023
Deadline: February 20, 2023


The Low Down to Hull and Back News is seeking a full-time reporter/photographer to cover general news, feature articles, and take pictures for our feisty, award-winning newspaper in beautiful Wakefield, Quebec.

This position is an excellent opportunity for recent graduates of a journalism program, as assignments will cover a variety of beats – from hard news, crime, and municipal affairs to arts and entertainment and longer feature stories.

The Low Down is located in beautiful Wakefield, Quebec, just a 30-minute drive from the Nation’s Capital and one of the most dynamic and eclectic communities in Canada. There is no shortage of interesting stories to cover in our community – from a thriving arts scene to the world-class sports and recreation hub of Gatineau Park and the many quirky characters that call the Gatineau Hills home. The Low Down boasts a dynamic readership that is highly engaged in municipal politics and local news.

Your main responsibilities will be:
  • reporting and writing stories; 
  • posting stories to our website and social media accounts; and
  • evening and weekend work on occasion.
The ideal candidate will be comfortable with a DSLR camera and editing software and will assist in designing and proofreading pages for print; The Low Down will provide training.


  • The ideal candidate will have a degree or diploma in journalism or a related field and must possess strong interviewing, writing, and reporting skills; 
  • Must have the ability to meet deadlines and be organized; 
  • Must be comfortable with a camera; 
  • Experience with Photoshop and InDesign is considered an asset; 
  • Successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle; and
  • Candidates with a working knowledge of French will be given preference.

Join the Low Down to Hull and Back News - an award-winning, independently-owned, small-circulation English weekly. Immediate start for the winning candidate. 

Applicants should send a cover letter (stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board), resume, and relevant writing samples to:

Trevor Greenway, editor in chief
The Low Down
815 Chemin Riverside
Wakefield , QC
J0X 3G0 , Canada
Tel: (819) 459-2222

E-mail: editor@lowdownonline.com
Web address: http://www.lowdownonline.com

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