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Associate Editor, Canadian Journalism Project (J-Source.ca)

Full-time contract position based in Toronto

Start Date: March
21, 2011

Term of Contract: 1 year contract (with possibility of renewal)

Salary: $35,000
– $40,000 / year, commensurate with experience and qualifications

Application Deadline
: March 1, 2011


J-Source.ca is the number one Canadian journalism news website in
the country.

To ensure we keep
providing news, opinion and resources about our profession and industry, we
want to hire an
energetic, thoughtful, self-motivated, collaborative and enthusiastic
journalist to join our team as Associate Editor.

The Associate Editor is directly responsible for managing all content
on
J-Source, acting as
both a reporter and editor as necessary.

You will be linking to,
writing and posting news, features and commentary about what is happening in
Canadian journalism: resources to help
reporters, writers and editors; professional practices, ethics and media law;
how journalism is taught and studied; and, academic research on the profession
and the industry. While the site is targeted primarily to
journalists,
our audience also includes researchers, professors, students and the general public. J-Source.ca and its French counterpart ProjetJ.ca are projects of
the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) in collaboration with journalism
schools and organizations across Canada.

As a qualified applicant, you:

  • Have a minimum of 2 years experience
    working as a journalist in a news gathering environment (multimedia
    experience an asset);
  • Visit J-Source regularly and can
    demonstrate a strong knowledge of and interest in Canadian journalism
    issues;
  • Have story ideas to suggest and
    potential sources of content;
  • Possess excellent research, reporting,
    writing, proofreading and editing skills in English and can ensure timely
    delivery of accurate content both as a reporter and editor;
  • Know how to produce original stories
    whether that’s working as a reporter or collaborating with volunteer
    editors and writers;
  • Know your way around the Web having tweeted,
    friended, blogged, managed content and otherwise communicated with various
    online networks;

Responsibilities:

Under
the supervision of the Editor-in-Chief and the Executive Director, in support
of the masthead team members, and in collaboration with the CJF Program
Manager, the Associate Editor will perform the following tasks:

  • Seek out relevant news,
    opinion, analysis, resources and write daily blog posts about journalism;
  • Report and write original
    features, live blogging of events;
  • Copyedit all content
    ensuring consistency, accuracy, and fairness;
  • Seek opportunities for
    original content, assign it (where required) on section editors’ behalf,
    and work with creators and editors to shape and post the content
  • Manage the weekly
    e-newsletter;
  • Update J-Source Twitter
    and Facebook pages and moderate
    comments from readers throughout the day;
  • Ensure J-Source.ca
    demonstrates journalistic excellence through all the content and its
    relationship with the audience;

Please forward
your curriculum vitae and cover letter by March 1, 2011. We thank all applicants but only those
short-listed will be contacted. No phone calls or faxes please.

Please submit your
resume and cover letter attention:

Heather McCall

Program Manager

The Canadian
Journalism Foundation

59 Adelaide St. E, 5th floor

Toronto, ON M5C 1K6

Email: hmccall@cjf-fjc.ca