Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa , ON

News Editor #19-011

Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, ON Full-time
Posted on July 4, 2019

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News Editor

Full-time, permanent


Are you looking to join a dynamic and innovative team of journalists setting the news agenda in the nation’s capital?

The Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa Sun newsroom is looking to hire a night news editor to help lead the newsroom and drive robust, high-quality coverage across our digital and print products.

The successful candidate will lead by example, setting a high standard for our coverage across platforms, ensuring timeliness, relevance and creative storytelling.

The candidate we are looking for is a strategic thinker who is active across social media platforms. This candidate is a team player and a self-starter, at ease in a deadline-oriented setting, and is accustomed to fast-paced content creation in a 24-hour, seven-day operation.

Applicants must have excellent news judgment and demonstrable strengths in managing people and projects.

Candidates must be familiar with emerging digital trends and know how to leverage social media and digital platforms to break news andreach audiences.

What the Job Is

•Oversee the evening news operation; ensuring the team is on track to lead the market in breaking news.
•Work with the managing editor and executive producer news, to run the daily operations of the newsroom — especially in regard to breaking news — for both digital and print platforms.
•Make judgment calls and work with staff and other newsroom leaders to effectively handle issues that arise.

Additionally, he or she should be able to check off these skill boxes:
- Two+ years of newsroom experience
- Experience in a leadership role; experience mentoring and coaching an asset
- Fluency in digital platforms, multimedia journalism and social media

No phone calls or agencies please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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disabilities in all areas of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation during
the hiring process, please make your needs known in advance. Accommodation
requests will be provided on an individual basis.
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