News Editor

  • 580 Steven Ct, Newmarket, ON L3Y 6Z3, Canada
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Job Description

NEWS EDITOR

Metroland is seeking an energetic and experienced News Editor to join its fast-paced newsroom in York Region.

With your thumb on the pulse of the community, you have the ability to quickly identify and assign stories to a team of talented journalists, providing them with support and guidance along the way. You are also responsible for proofreading as well as slotting content for our print products. 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Collaborate with the managing editor on mapping of all print products – ensuring variety of quality of content, and adherence to production deadlines.
  • Understand the value of information, great and small, and the connection between what is being reported on and the newspaper's readers.
  • Proof newspaper pages.
  • Copyedit content with an eye for clear, concise and engaging writing, as well as adherence to Canadian Press and Metroland style.
  • Monitor newsroom email accounts, responding to reader inquiries as appropriate and forwarding story ideas to reporters.
  • Coach reporters on creating compelling content, including story structure, storytelling style and headline writing.
  • Other duties and responsibilities, as assigned.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree or diploma in journalism or related field and experience in a similar role.
  • A motivated self-starter with proven news judgment and a strong work ethic.
  • 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 who can build professional relationships with team members.
  • Well-versed in Canadian libel law and Canadian Press style.
  • Experience in copyediting and coaching reporters.
  • Familiarity with newspaper production process.
  • Must be prepared to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekend.
  • Must be able to work remotely.
  • Must be able to travel within the community for work as necessary.

Additional Information

Torstar Group of Companies is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Ontario Human Rights Code we 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 of your requirements.

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