• 77 Peel Street, New Hamburg, Canada
  • Full-time

Job Description

The New Hamburg Independent is looking for an energetic and keen general assignment reporter who is skilled in storytelling for both digital and print platforms. 


  • 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. 
  • Provide comprehensive and engaging coverage of municipal government and other duties as assigned. 



  • 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 and take photos. 
  • 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 who can build professional relationships with team members and the community. 
  • Well-versed in Canadian libel law and Canadian Press style. 
  • Must be prepared to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends. 
  • Must be able to work remotely. 
  • Must be able to travel within the community for assignments. 

Application Deadline
The deadline to submit applications is Nov 3rd, 2021.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. All submissions will be treated as confidential.

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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