Iqaluit, NU CANADA
Nunatsiaq News is the newspaper of record for the Eastern Arctic. Serving 45 communities and 70,000 readers a week with its website (www.nunatsiaq.com) and print edition, Nunatsiaq News continues to grow its overall readership, web visits and advertising revenue. Its editorial team offers credible, in-depth and award-winning journalism, which together with a lively website comment section, draws readers from the North, southern Canada and around the world.
Nunatsiaq News is looking for a full-time reporter who will be based in Iqaluit as one of two permanent reporters in the Iqaluit office. The essence of the job involves being a skillful interviewer with strong writing and reporting skills, who pays close attention to detail and deadlines. The position involves being capable of working in a fast-paced multi-media environment of print, web and social media, and being self-reliant and adaptable.
Reporting to the Managing Editor, you would:
Write between five and seven news stories per week, news briefs as required and at least one feature every two weeks.
File at least one story per day for Nunatsiaq.com.
Provide two standalone photos for publication each week.
Develop sources, generate new story ideas and participate in story meetings.
Assist in broadening the editorial content of Nunatsiaq News to encourage a greater readership.
Travel to Nunavut and Nunavik communities to report on special events as required.
Attend after-hours meetings and events as required.
Ensure that stories are filed on deadline and, wherever possible, are accompanied by a photo.
Assist with proofreading dummy newspaper pages.
Do other related duties as assigned by the editors.
You have a journalism degree/diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
You have strong interviewing, writing and reporting skills.
You are organized and have a proven track record of meeting deadlines and breaking your own stories.
You can work independently, but also work well with others as part of a team.
You have a driver’s licence.
Experience in the following areas would definitely be assets:
Web-based content management systems
Closing date: Friday, June 21
Nunatsiaq News offers competitive compensation, including relocation assistance if required, subsidized accommodation, a car, health and medical benefits, profit sharing and an opportunity for career growth.
Email resumés and samples of your work to:
Patricia Lightfoot, Managing Editor