Are you always on top of the Canadian news cycle? Are you well-versed on a wide variety of news topics? Are you always looking for progressive topics and angles? Are you enthusiastic about independent publishing? If so, we want you! This Magazine is looking for a News Editor!
Our News Editor is responsible for overseeing the magazine’s front-of-book This & That section. This Magazine publishes six print issues a year, with each issue featuring 6 news stories, including 1 profile (600 words) and 5 stories that fall under our various news slugs (300-400 words each). The News Editor edits four of these stories per issue (the Editor edits the remaining 2.) We cover topics including, but not limited to: health, education, labour, harm reduction, housing, poverty, urban issues, rural issues, elections, new bills/laws/studies/reports, race and racism, feminism, Indigenous rights, and LGBTQ2S+ issues. We work with a mix of experienced and emerging writers, with an emphasis on bringing in new and diverse voices. We strive for regional diversity within the section, i.e. covering stories from various urban and rural locations across the country, as well as national stories. The section takes a progressive lens to Canadian news topics and highlights social justice issues and stories left out of the mainstream national media (we’ll sometimes cover stories that have received press in local, community, or campus media).
Ideal candidates have some combination of editing experience, news writing experience, connections to emerging Canadian journalists, interest in various topics on the news spectrum, and a love of independent publishing.
This position pays a small per-issue stipend. This is a remote position that can be done from anywhere in Canada. Candidates must be Canadian residents.
This Magazine encourages applications by individuals from marginalized groups currently underrepresented in Canadian media. We’re looking for early career editors with a good understanding of This’s mandate and what makes a This story and angle.
Please email your resume and cover letter by Friday, June 17, 2022 with the subject line “News Editor application” to: [email protected]