May 21, 2024

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Digital General Assignment Reporter – North Bay News

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Do you believe in the importance of digital-first, hyperlocal news coverage?

StratfordToday, part of the proudly independent, digital-only Village Media network is searching for a talented and motivated General Assignment Reporter to fill a full-time position in Stratford, Ontario for our rapidly growing local news and information websites. 

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, curious and a self-starter who knows that breaking news goes beyond fires and collisions. We want someone with excellent news judgment who can find the stories most important to our community on a daily basis, while also digging deep to uncover the news that no one else is reporting.

The successful candidate for this position:

  • Has demonstrated experience writing breaking news and feature stories on a wide range of community issues, including crime and justice, politics, education, business, sports and health 
  • Reports quickly, clearly and accurately and is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and deadlines 
  • Has a track record of success in cultivating sources, including with first responders, and fostering community contacts and relationships 
  • Isn’t afraid to ask tough questions when required

Our journalists:

  • Are compelled to find stories that matter and to engage with our communities
  • Are committed to fairness, accuracy and transparency, and have impeccable ethics
  • Have exceptional writing and editing skills

Qualifications:

  • Degree or diploma in journalism, or related experience
  • Superior language, writing and editing skills, with a thorough knowledge of CP (Canadian Press) Style
  • Strong photography and video skills
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends
  • A valid driver’s licence and a reliable vehicle
  • Familiarity with the Stratford, Ontario community will be considered a strong asset
  • The successful candidate must live in or near Stratford, Ontario

If this sounds like the perfect position for you, we would love to hear from you! To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, along with relevant samples of your work. 

Village Media only posts job listings on our careers portal at villagemedia.easyapply.co, on Indeed and on LinkedIn.  If you have found this listing anywhere else, it was scraped without our authorization or knowledge, and thus may be expired or inaccurate.  Applications are only accepted through the three sites listed above.

About Village Media

Village Media is where local news lives — and thrives. An ever-expanding network of community journalism websites, we cover the stories that matter most: the ones right in our backyards. A champion of hyperlocal news and information, Village Media publishes its articles on an innovative content management system (CMS) developed in-house. Born digital, our leading-edge company is a pioneer in its industry, continuously expanding its reach and changing the landscape of online news.

Village Media is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion among our staff, volunteers, programs, and partners. We encourage applicants of diverse abilities, backgrounds, and life experiences to apply. If you require accommodations during the selection process, please contact [email protected].


Please visit our careers page to see more job opportunities.


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