By H.G. Watson, Associate Editor

The Chronicle Herald is hiring while its newsroom staff pickets outside.

A job ad for multiple team editors and a content writer based in Sydney, N.S., was posted on the Chronicle Herald website. The team editor positions were also posted on the job board on Feb. 16—the deadline for applications is Feb. 23.

“The Chronicle Herald is currently seeking detail-oriented Team Editors to ensure top quality content and presentation every day in all of our products,” said the ad.

Chronicle Herald journalists have been on strike since Jan. 23. The Halifax Typographical Union, which represents newsroom staff, told J-Source that management at the Chronicle Herald wants to change the language in the collective agreement, lower wages and increase hours.

Mark Lever, Halifax Herald Ltd. CEO and president, has been mostly silent on the matter, save some editorials published in his own newspaper.

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H.G. Watson was J-Source's managing editor from 2015 to 2018. She is a journalist based in Toronto. You can learn more about her at