iPolitics is looking for a few top-notch journalists to help us cover politics across Canada.We are seeking:
- Legislative reporter(s) – British Columbia (Vancouver and Victoria)
- Legislative reporter(s) – Alberta (Edmonton and Calgary)
- Legislative reporter(s) – Ontario (Queens Park and Toronto City Hall)
- Legislative reporter(s) – Quebec (Quebec City and Montreal City Hall) (*)
- (*) Bilingualism is essential for this position
Successful candidates must possess excellent writing and research skills, have a proven ability to cover complex political and public policy issues. Energy, enthusiasm and the ability to deliver excellent writing on tight deadlines are the attributes that will distinguish successful applicants from the pack. Because of the lone-wolf nature of these positions, successful candidates will have to be self-starters and able to work remotely with colleagues.
- Social Media and Wire Editor(s)
Our new social media and wire editor(s) must possess strong writing skills and a superior understanding of all things social media. He/she can be located anywhere in the world, but must be well versed in the features and advantages of all mainstream social media platforms and have a substantial familiarity with most new, emerging and fringe platforms. To be successful, an editor must possess sharp news judgment, be able to make good news decisions quickly, and deliver thoughtful content on tight deadlines.
- Digital producer
Our new digital producer will have a passion for journalism and bringing the news to life with engaging story presentation and interactive graphics. Ideally, the successful candi-date will have an understanding of the politics and personalities that keep Ottawa hum-ming. We’re looking for someone who is more than a technician — someone with a jour-nalist’s curiosity and a designer’s creativity, a keen eye for detail and an ability to deliver on demanding deadlines. Candidates’ technical skills must include a strong knowledge of Photoshop, HTML5 and CSS3 programming languages, and UX principles.
A news organization runs on its ad sales and subscriptions; iPolitics is no different. We are seeking individuals with a strong drive to succeed, experience in media sales (print, digital and magazine) and strong leadership and communication skills, plus a solid knowledge of Canadian politics and the industries that serve Canada’s governments.Please send letters, C.V.s and representative samples of your work to:
All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.We thank you in advance for your interest. We will endeavour to respond to all applicants, but please understand that it might take a while.James Baxter
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