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Canada Economics and Data Reporter

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Canada Economics and Data Reporter REF#: JG33551
Market News International
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posted: April 30, 2024
Salary:

Description

About the job
Are you looking to excel in a company focused on growing and developing talent? This is the perfect opportunity for you.

We are looking for an Ottawa-based reporter who is good with economic numbers and can spot trends to turn into exclusive stories. The position is part-time for the balance of this year and a successful candidate will convince the company to turn it into potential full-time.

As we expand our global coverage and promote internally, we are looking for people who have demonstrated talent and success in all aspects of their lives. You will take responsibility for helping cover monetary and fiscal policy in a country with a big story to tell.

Canada has one of the world’s most stretched housing markets, faces a long-term decline in worker productivity and voters upset about high inflation heading into an election due next year. Our readers demand stories that put them ahead of the competition in deciding how to invest their money.

Principal responsibilities:
  • First and foremost, attending lockups for major Statistics Canada releases including GDP, inflation, and unemployment, as well as Bank of Canada interest-rate decisions and policymaker speeches. These often occur in the early morning. There can also be lockups for government reports like budgets and other major policy announcements.
  • Helping maintain Canadian and global calendars of economic data releases.
  • Writing short bullet-point summary stories of other economic indicators, and longer analytical pieces each month about wider trends such as in housing.
  • Candidates may also be asked to write stories about economic reports, to seek out interviews with officials and experts, and to assist with U.S. economic coverage.
What We Offer:
  • You will be trained by and work directly with some of the most experienced financial reporters in the business.
  • A fulfilling and challenging work environment.
  • MNI provides hybrid and remote work and provides flexible hours outside of our scheduled statistics lockups.

Qualifications

What we're looking for:
  • We want a team player who lives for details and who can operate in a fast-paced environment to accurately digest and present economic data.
  • This job needs someone who will keep our growth momentum by finding new ways to bring valuable news to our clients.
  • Understanding of Canadian economic data, including how that information moves markets.
  • Solid writing, and communications skills to help produce exclusive stories.
  • Degree in economics, journalism, statistics or related field of study is required. Previous business reporting experience will be an advantage.
  • We value diversity and knowledge of both of Ottawa’s official languages is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Excel and ability to quickly learn new applications to report data.


MNI recognises the importance of work life balance. If this challenge appeals to you, please come talk to us. Send your CV and cover note - stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board - to: recruiting@marketnews.com





 
 

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