Reporter / Photographer

Metroland Media - New Hamburg, ON (30+ days ago)

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OUR DESCRIPTION
ABOUT US

Star-Metroland is a dynamic media company delivering vital business and community information to millions of readers across Ontario each week. With a healthy product offering in print, online, trade shows and distribution networks, no target is unreachable. We are Ontario's largest and most successful community news and information source, providing local news and multi-media marketing solutions in Canada's heartland.

Metroland's diverse array of on-line products are visited by over 4 million unique visitors each month and print products are in the hands of more than 4.5 million customers a week.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The award-winning New Hamburg Independent is seeking a full-time digital-savvy Reporter/Photographer.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Write tight news stories, sports, and features to a weekly deadline and provide accompanying artwork
Post content to website and social media site on daily basis
Take quality photographs and adjust for publication
Generate fresh and interesting story ideas
Some layout duties and copy editing
Must be well-versed in Canadian Libel Law and Canadian Press Style
Other duties as assigned
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Degree or Diploma in Journalism with of related experience in Journalism
A motivated self-starter who is an innovative, aggressive journalist with the ability to write clean copy and take photos
Have experience working in a newsroom environment and be able to adhere to tight deadlines
Proven news judgment and a strong work ethic
Possess strong skills in online journalism including social media
Ability to shoot and edit photographs
Have strong interview skills
Must be prepared to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekend
Must have access to a vehicle and a valid Driver’s Licence
OUR AODA COMMITMENT

Metroland is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, Metroland will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview.