June  1, 2023
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National politics staff reporter

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National politics staff reporter REF#: JG33295
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posted: May 12, 2023
Deadline: June 9, 2023
Salary: $23-$26


rabble.ca is Canada’s original online independent progressive media source. Publishing online-only since 2001, rabble is a daily national publication that focuses on news and opinion from Canada’s grassroots social and labour movements.

rabble.ca is seeking a motivated and energetic writer to join our national reporting team for nine weeks beginning in mid-July. As a staff writer, you will be responsible for writing news pieces on national politics from angles that are not usually covered in mainstream media, with a focus on labour, Indigenous issues and feminism. 

The national politics reporter is a motivated and energetic writer joining our federal politics reporting team. As a staff writer, the national politics reporter is responsible for filing three to four stories or short reports, weekly on federal politics from angles that are not usually covered in mainstream media and are suitable for rabble's audience. These may include profiles, fact checks, and other national politics stories. They will also contribute one long-form interview to rabble radio monthly. The national politics reporter may also be expected to participate in live events. 

As assistant editor, the candidate will engage in editing occasional contributions on national politics, Indigenous issues and feminism.


Required skills and experience:
  • A proven track record of national politics news reporting;
  • You have a strong sense of newsworthiness, a passion for politics, and a critical eye;
  • You have an understanding  of the intersections of federal politics with social movements, Indigenous issues and labour politics;
  • Must be detail-oriented and organized and demonstrate excellent writing, copyediting and editing skills;
  • Experience or understanding of trauma-informed storytelling; 
  • Ability to meet deadlines; 
  • Ability to work independently. 
  • Desired skills and experience: 
  • Experience reporting on Indigenous issues and movements is an asset; 
  • Experience reporting from Parliament Hill is an asset; 
  • Photography, video and audio journalism experience is an asset; 
  • Experience editing following Canadian Press style guidelines; and
  • Oral and written communication in both French and English is an asset.
  • 9 week term.
  • Full time (30 hours/ week). 
  • Hourly rate based on $23-26/hour. 
  • Applicants must be 30 years of age at hiring or under to apply.

Please send a cover letter indicating why you are interested in covering national politics for rabble.ca, together with your resume, writing samples and references, stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board, to: jobs@rabble.ca noting "National politics reporter" in the subject line. 

Deadline for applications: June 9, 2023 at midnight. 

In the spirit of the virtual office, only electronic applications will be accepted.

Please note: we thank all who apply, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No calls please. Interviews for this position will take place on a rolling basis, so don’t delay sending in your application.

This role is partially funded by Canada Summer Jobs.

rabble.ca is committed to equity in its policies and practices, supports diversity in its journalistic and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under employment equity. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of the rabble.ca community are encouraged to apply. rabble.ca is committed to the principles of social advocacy journalism outlined in our editorial policy. 

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