Reporter, Queen's Park Briefing (6-month contract)
Toronto Star
Toronto, Canada
2d ago

Job Description

We are looking for a temporary full-time political reporter with an interest in political journalism and who possesses excellent journalistic judgment and strong storytelling skills.

The ideal candidate is creative, collaborative, and driven by curiosity. They can work efficiently, independently and as part of a team.

They bring original and newsy ideas to the table. They are able to report on breaking news quickly and accurately.

Strong writing skills, a solid grasp of Canadian Press style, and an ability to meet tight deadlines are a must. Bilingualism, audio editing, and data analysis skills are assets for this role.

Key Tasks :

  • Daily pitches related to Queen's Park policy and politics, with a focus on explaining policies and decision-making, as well as breaking news
  • Write stories on a daily basis, as well as editing and performing other duties as needed
  • Pitch stories that look ahead to key issues and politics in the 2022 Ontario election, especially Pones that use polling and voting data
  • Report to and work with the Sr. Editor to file accurate, timely and clean copy that is consistent with CP style
  • Qualifications

    We are looking for a candidate with the following :

  • Post-secondary education in journalism, political science, economics or a related field
  • Experience as a working journalist, preferably with a demonstrated interest in political coverage
  • Must be familiar with Queen’s Park stakeholders and work towards building and maintaining those relationships
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and collaborate with colleagues in a positive and upbeat manner
  • Familiarity with libel law and a track record for upholding high journalistic standards
  • Limited evening or weekend work may be required
  • Nice-to-have but not must-have skills : Data analysis, mapping, audio editing, ability to speak French. An Ontario driver’s license is helpful but not require
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