Senior reporter/assistant editor at Nunatsiaq News

Join an award-winning journalism team making a difference in Canada’s Arctic. Nunatsiaq News is the newspaper of record for the Eastern Arctic. Serving 39 communities and 70,000 readers a week with its website and its weekly print edition, Nunatsiaq News continues to grow its readership, web visits and advertising. We offer credible, in-depth and award-winning journalism, which draws readers from the North, southern Canada and around the world.
Job description
We’re looking for a seasoned reporter to help drive our coverage of Nunavut. The position, which is based in our Iqaluit office, offers a great opportunity to report on a wide range of issues, including major crimes, government controversies, the impacts of climate change on the Arctic, and Indigenous arts and culture.
You’ll be expected to identify news stories and either write them or assign them to our two full-time reporters based in the Iqaluit office and to visiting southern-based reporters, as well as providing guidance on the writing of these stories and doing first edits. The job also involves working closely with the paper’s editors on the content and direction of the paper.
The ideal candidate will have:
• At least three years’ experience working as a journalist

• A track record of meeting deadlines and breaking stories

• Proven news judgment

• Strong interviewing, writing, reporting and editing skills

• The ability to work well with others and willingness to invest time in improving their work
• A driver’s licence.
Closing date: Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020
Nunatsiaq News offers competitive compensation, including relocation assistance if required, subsidized housing, 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 Nunatsiaq News