The Hill Times is looking to hire a permanent, full-time online reporter. We’re looking for someone who loves politics and can illuminate interesting story ideas and break exclusive news.
The successful candidate will also work closely with the digital editor to develop and write features for the web and expand our newsletter offering. 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.
-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
-demonstrated visual-storytelling skills
-interest in mining data for stories
-knowledge of the WordPress content management system
-ability to speak, write, and read French
– work with the digital editor to expand our newsletters
– write three to four news pieces every week (both long and quick hits)
– collaborate with other reporters on ways of telling stories with visuals
– generate story ideas for the web (and sometimes print, as needed)
– developing sources
– take photos as required
– work Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. generally, with some evenings and weekends required when on deadline or to cover special events
Deadline for applications:
Send your resumé, cover letter, and two to three of your best clippings to Beatrice Paez, digital editor (email@example.com) by May 16. We thank all applicants for their submissions, but only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.