Reporter-Editor, Full-time

Toronto, Ontario, Canada · Newsroom

Description

The Ontario bureau of The Canadian Press is looking for an experienced, dedicated and passionate journalist who is able to cover a variety of assignments with speed, accuracy and flair. The successful candidate will also be expected to regularly contribute original ideas that will help drive the news agenda.


General Responsibilities

  • Write, edit and gather multimedia content for CP’s various services (print, online, broadcast and video).
  • Deliver exclusive and enterprise material on a regular basis.
  • Report breaking news using all platforms, including social media.
  • Use a variety of sources, including access to information and social media, to find and report stories of provincial and national interest.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to share tips, confirm rumours and develop context for news.
  • Build a strong network of reliable news contacts.
  • Occasional shift work required, including evenings and weekends.
  • Occasional travel.
  • Requirements

  • At least five years of solid experience in a real-time, digital newsroom.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Solid news judgment.
  • Experience using different news platforms, including broadcast, video and multimedia.
  • Ability to work under extreme deadline pressures.
  • Proven ability to break news.
  • Proven experience in developing and executing original ideas
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team.
  • Ability to edit and improve colleagues’ work on short notice.
  • Bilingual preferred.

  • Please include links to clipping and samples of work in your cover letter.

    Benefits

    The Canadian Press is an equal-opportunity employer, supports the goals of employment equity and believes that everyone should be able to contribute to the company's success in accordance with his or her abilities. We especially welcome applications from women, Indigenous persons, members of visible minorities and persons with a disability.

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