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Seeking Indigenous reporters to cover community news across Ontario

Seeking Indigenous reporters to cover community news across Ontario

Metroland Media

Join Metroland’s team of award-winning journalists that produce 70 weekly and six daily newspapers as well as 25-plus websites.

Job Description

Are you passionate about telling your community’s stories? Metroland is looking for enthusiastic and curious freelance Indigenous reporters with a passion for storytelling and interest in community journalism.

They will use their reporting and researching skills to produce engaging content for print, web and social media, with a focus on Indigenous Peoples and communities. Coverage could include profiles of individuals and their accomplishments; stories on health, social, economic and infrastructure issues facing local communities; and information pieces that will serve to educate our readers.

Qualifications

You are a motivated self-starter with insatiable curiosity and an appetite for information. You are eager to learn and share your knowledge with others. You can bring together information and ideas to produce straightforward yet compelling text and create eye-catching photos.

You have a talent for telling stories in written form, and an eye for the stories that need to be told. You will bring your knowledge of your community, its accomplishments and needs to engaging copy that will inform Indigenous and non-Indigenous readers alike.

Candidates are asked to self-identify as First Nations, Inuit, or Métis in their cover letter.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We strive to be a leader in building and cultivating an employee community framed around fairness, support and opportunity. We believe that what makes us different, makes a difference. And as a team, the diversity of our backgrounds, interests and experiences is what enriches our work, and our workplaces. We welcome all, and we strive for an inclusive culture that allows individual growth and shared success.

AODA

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 the interview of your requirements.

To take the next step, click “Apply for job” below and email your resume and cover letter!

To apply for this job email your details to cohara@metroland.com

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