Online News Reporter

Online News Reporter

The Hill Times is looking to hire a permanent, full-time news reporter.  We’re looking for someone who sees journalism as a noble profession, loves politics, and can illuminate interesting story ideas and break exclusive news.  The Hill Times is a fast-paced, twice-weekly newspaper in Ottawa covering Parliament Hill, the federal government, and federal politics for a readership that includes cabinet ministers, Members of Parliament, Senators, and their staff; federal public servants; political insiders; lobbyists; foreign diplomats posted to Canada; industry associations; authors; journalists; and academics. We go inside federal politics in a way no one else does.


  • demonstrated knowledge of Parliament Hill/federal government; previous coverage of these areas would be a strong asset
  • journalism degree or diploma, and previous daily/weekly reporting experience (or commensurate experience, with no degree/diploma)
  • knowledge of The Hill Times’ niche and how we cover politics and policy
  • mastery of CP style, detail-oriented
  • good people skills and a team player
  • strong adherence to journalistic ethics
  • ability to write accurate and fair stories while respecting tight deadlines


  • photography skills
  • knowledge of the WordPress content management system
  • ability to speak, write, and read French
  • knowledge of the Access to Information system
  • enthusiasm for data/visual journalism


  • file two to three exclusive, in-depth stories per week, primarily for publication online
  • write daily news as required
  • take photos as required
  • work Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., generally, with some earlier mornings, evenings, and weekends when required
  • write the daily Politics This Morningnewsletter, in a set weekly rotation with other members of the online team
  • other responsibilities, as required by the online editor, may include posting content to The Hill Times’social media accounts

Deadline for applications: 

Send your resumé, cover letter, and two to three of your best clippings to Kate Malloy, editor (, and Charelle Evelyn, managing editor (, by Nov. 5, 2021.

We thank all applicants for their submissions, but only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.