Indigenous Issues Reporter

  • 61 Bowes Street, Parry Sound, Canada
  • Contract

Company Description

The Parry Sound North Star and muskokaregion.com are pleased to be participating in Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative, which aims to produce civic journalism for underserved communities. With the support of the program, we’re excited to be hiring a journalist to cover First Nations in the Georgian Bay and Trent-Severn areas. This journalist will be skilled in storytelling for both digital and print platforms.

As an Indigenous issues reporter, you will be responsible for covering the topics of importance impacting First Nations. The successful journalist will make connections with and provide coverage on a wide range of topics of relevance – such as the legal system, band councils, education and upper tier government – to the diverse First Nations within this geographic area (such as Shewanaga, Wasauksing, Henvey, Magnetewan, Wahta, Moose Deer Point, Chippewas of Rama in Ramara, Curve Lake, Hiawatha, and Beausoleil First Nation on Christian Island). This is a full-time, contract position funded through Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.

Job Description

  • Coordinate with the Managing Editor to generate fresh and interesting Indigenous news and feature stories.
  • Produce high-quality, trustworthy journalism using excellent reporting and researching skills, including data analysis.
  • Produce engaging content for all platforms – print, website and social media.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Coordinate with the Managing Editor to generate fresh and interesting Indigenous news and feature stories.
  • Produce high-quality, trustworthy journalism using excellent reporting and researching skills, including data analysis.
  • Produce engaging content for all platforms – print, website and social media.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Advanced journalism skills with a deep knowledge of indigenous issues.
  • Must be well-versed in Canadian Libel Law and Canadian Press Style.
  • Relentlessly high standards; detail-oriented and deadline-driven to enable the production of succinct, clear, and accurate copy, photos and video on deadline.
  • Proven news judgment.
  • Strong social media skills.
  • Effective organizational skills, ability to manage time and prioritize tasks appropriately.
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, deadline driven and demanding environment.
  • Must be able to work remotely.
  • Team-oriented individual that can build professional relationships with team members.
  • Must be prepared to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekend
  • Must have access to a reliable vehicle and valid driver's licence.
  • Advanced journalism skills with a deep knowledge of indigenous issues.
  • Must be well-versed in Canadian Libel Law and Canadian Press Style.
  • Relentlessly high standards; detail-oriented and deadline-driven to enable the production of succinct, clear, and accurate copy, photos and video on deadline.
  • Proven news judgment.
  • Strong social media skills.
  • Effective organizational skills, ability to manage time and prioritize tasks appropriately.
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, deadline driven and demanding environment.
  • Must be able to work remotely.
  • Team-oriented individual that can build professional relationships with team members.
  • Must be prepared to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekend
  • Must have access to a reliable vehicle and valid driver's licence.

Additional Information

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