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Reporter REF#: JG33493
Canadian Affairs
Location: remote - Western Canada, Alberta
Posted: February 5, 2024
Deadline: February 29, 2024
Salary: TBD

Description

Canadian Affairs is seeking a full-time, early-career journalist to join our small and dynamic team. The ideal candidate will have strong news judgment, superior reporting and writing skills and an enterprising spirit. The successful candidate will be passionate about helping Canadian Affairs build a reputation as a go-to source of high-quality journalism.

About Canadian Affairs
Canadian Affairs is a subscription-based, nationally focused digital newspaper that launched July 1, 2023. Canadian Affairs’ mission is to deliver high-quality journalism on undercovered topics that matter to the lives and livelihoods of Canadian families and professionals. Its website is www.canadianaffairs.news.

Canadian Affairs primarily publishes reported journalism on family and child wellness, community, consumer matters and professional trends. 

Canadian Affairs is headquartered in Toronto but operates virtually. Its team includes Publisher and Editor Lauren Heuser, Managing Editor Julie Carl and several early-career journalists. Canadian Affairs cultivates close-knit work relationships and a positive team dynamic through daily virtual meetings and periodic in-person meetings. 

The Role
The successful candidate will be instrumental in helping establish Canadian Affairs’ reputation as a source of high quality, original and impactful journalism. The journalist will:
  • Pitch, report and write multiple news stories each week;
  • Develop sources that facilitate the production of original, groundbreaking and compelling stories; 
  • Develop expertise in one or two beats;
  • Prepare newswire stories for publication;
  • Use social media and newsletters to disseminate news stories and build awareness of Canadian Affairs’ brand and content.
While this is a remote position, we are seeking candidates who are based in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan or Manitoba.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have the following experience, education and competencies: 

Experience and Education:
  • Up to five yearsʼ experience working as a journalist;
  • Proven ability to generate compelling, original stories for a news platform;
  • Experience in developing, maintaining and leveraging sources;
  • Experience working independently and as part of a team and incorporating feedback;
  • Post-secondary education in journalism, political science, economics or a related field (preferred but not required);
  • An engaged presence on social media (preferred but not required).
Key Competencies: 
  • Solid news judgment and superior research and reporting skills;
  • Clear and concise communicator who is attentive to audience needs;
  • Photography skills a strong plus;
  • Big-picture thinker capable of identifying trends, patterns or story lines, while also taking care of details and accuracy;
  • Adept at building and maintaining relationships;
  • Resourceful, entrepreneurial and reliable.


  • Start Date: A March start date is preferred
  • Hours: Full-time 
  • Compensation: Based on qualifications and years of experience 
  • Employment Status: Full-time employee
  • Location: Remote
  • Industry: Journalism
Please send a cover letter (stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board), resumé and clippings of three of your published pieces to lauren.heuser@canadianaffairs.news by February 23, 2024. We will be in touch if we are interested in scheduling an interview.


Lauren Heuser
Canadian Affairs News Inc.
45 Robinwood Trail
Thornhill , ON
L4J 6K9 , Canada
Tel: (416) 518-2296


E-mail: lauren.heuser@canadianaffairs.news
Web address: http://www.canadianaffairs.news
 
 

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