Reporter

  • 175 Gordon Baker Road, Toronto, Canada
  • Contract

Company Description

Metroland Media 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, provides 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. We continuously bringing new and acquired online products to market in order to provide our customers with a one-stop, comprehensive marketing solution. To connect with us, visit www.metroland.com.

Diversity & Inclusion
Torstar Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Torstar is committed to ensuring employment opportunity to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, family status or disability or any other factor protected by law.

Job Description

The Markham Economist & Sun and Richmond Hill Liberal are looking for an energetic and keen reporter who is skilled in storytelling for both digital and print platforms and can communicate fluently in Cantonese, Mandarin and English. 

The successful journalist will make connections with and provide coverage on a wide range of topics of relevance to the growing Chinese communities in Markham and Richmond Hill. 

This is a four-month contact position funded through Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.

  • Coordinate with the Managing Editor to generate fresh and interesting local news and feature stories.
  • Be able to adapt to an environment where news and information is updated frequently, and the work atmosphere demands urgency.
  • Produce high-quality, trustworthy journalism using excellent reporting and researching skills, including data analysis.
  • Understand the value of information, large and small, and the connection between what is being reported on and our readers.
  • Produce engaging content for all platforms – print, website and social media.
  • Assist with translation of content to traditional Chinese.

Qualifications

  • Diploma or degree in journalism or in a related field.
  • A motivated self-starter who is an innovative, driven journalist with the ability to write clean copy, take photos and shoot video.
  • Proven news judgment and a strong work ethic.
  • Competent in social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and possess online posting skills. 
  • Effective organizational skills, ability to manage time and prioritize tasks appropriately.
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven and demanding environment.
  • Team-oriented individual that can build professional relationships with team members.
  • Must be prepared to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Must be able to travel within the community for assignments. 
  • Must be fluent in spoken and written Cantonese, Mandarin and English.

Additional Information

Torstar Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Torstar is committed to ensuring employment opportunity to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, family status or disability or any other factor protected by law.

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