July  21, 2024
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Reporter REF#: JG1000
The Low Down to Hull and Back News
Location: Wakefield, Quebec
Posted: July 10, 2024
Deadline: August 20, 2024


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

Whether you are a recent journalism program graduate or an experienced writer, this position is an excellent opportunity. Assignments cover a variety of beats, from hard news, crime, and municipal affairs to arts and entertainment sports and human interest profiles.
The Low Down is located in iconic Wakefield, Qc, just a 30-minute drive from the Nation’s Capital and one of Canada's most dynamic and eclectic communities. Our community has no shortage of interesting stories: including a thriving arts scene, a world-class sports and recreation hub in Gatineau Park and the many fascinating characters who call the Gatineau Hills home. The Low Down boasts a highly engaged paid readership hungry for municipal politics and local news. We have won many awards over our 50-year history, including Best Overall Newspaper (Quebec Community Newspaper Awards 2023). 

Your main responsibilities will be covering local events in person; writing compelling and accurate news stories for print and web; posting stories to our website and social media accounts; and some occasional evening and weekend work. We will provide training for news photography and pagination layout on InDesign. 


A nose for news, solid writing skills and the ability to meet deadlines are required. A valid driver’s license is also required.

The ideal candidate will have:
  • a degree or diploma in journalism or a related field 
  • strong interviewing, writing, and reporting skills
  • good time management skills 
  • photography skills
  • the desire to become part of a committed team working towards common goals
  • access to a reliable vehicle
  • the Low Down is an English-language publication, but a working knowledge of French is a definite asset

Join the Low Down to Hull and Back News - an award-winning, independently-owned, paid-circulation English weekly. 

The Low Down is an equal-opportunity employer that celebrates a strong future for independent, professional journalism.

Immediate start for the winning candidate. (A one-time moving expense bursary may be available.)

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 to Hull and Back News
815 Chemin Riverside
Wakefield , QC
J0X 3G0 , Canada
Tel: (819) 302-5611

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

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