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Staff Writer, Advisor's Edge

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Staff Writer, Advisor's Edge REF#: JG28994
TC Media
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted: January 12, 2018
Salary:

Description

Reports to: Managing Editor, Advisor’s Edge

Direct reports: none

Come join a team of passionate, award-winning financial journalists who come to work every day excited to inform and investigate. Our established, industry-leading brand is well-loved by readers. Through our print and online properties, we reach tens of thousands of financial advisors across Canada and beyond.

We are seeking a staff writer to report on the financial services industry for Advisor’s Edge. The incumbent will produce compelling daily articles while also working on longer-term features and projects. There may also be opportunities to pitch and write for sister publications.

The ideal candidate has a passion for financial reporting and is keen to deepen his or her knowledge of investment, economics and regulation as they relate to Canadian financial advisors. 

Responsibilities 

  • Pitch, research, report and post stories for all platforms. Story types include news articles, features, listicles, infographics and other items.
  • Write multiple daily web articles at least twice per week.
  • Fact check and occasionally copy edit articles created by other team members and external contributors.
  • Attend and report on industry conferences, and develop relationships with industry experts and sources.
  • Populate and target e-newsletters sent to a loyal and growing audience.
  • Work with editorial teams to come up with traffic-driving initiatives and assist in reaching traffic and engagement goals.
  • Provide administrative support for special projects and events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • A self-starter with a demonstrated ability to write and edit news and analysis pieces from disparate sources with speed and clarity.
  • Experience developing financial and/or business story ideas for all platforms, ideally for a sophisticated audience.
  • An eagerness to learn about and be immersed in the worlds of finance, investment, tax, insurance and regulation.
  • An ability to make mainstream news stories relevant for a niche audience.
  • Superior research and communication skills.
  • An ability to meet tight timelines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in digital journalism, including blogging, social media, and online content management. Knowledge of data journalism, video and audio editing are assets.
  • Minimum two years of related experience, ideally with a focus on the financial services industry.
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in business, journalism or related field.
  • Comfortable in both Windows- and Mac-based environments.


Please submit a cover letter (stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board), resume, and three writing samples with your application to:

Amy Geer, Senior Human Resources Consultant
TC Media


E-mail: amy.geer@tc.tc
Web address: http://tctranscontinental.com/careers
 
 

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