|Municipal Affairs Reporter
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted: February 22, 2018
Deadline: March 22, 2018
NRU is seeking a municipal affairs reporter to cover a variety of municipal news topics every week for both its Toronto and GTHA editions. This involves networking and attending relevant conferences, meetings and events to uncover stories and network in Toronto and the broader Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
The reporter also monitors municipal committee and council agendas, provincial legislation, newswire, media releases and reports and attends events to uncover potential stories.
This is a full time position (35 hours/week).
The municipal affairs reporter contributes the following to each edition (two per week):
- Writes a minimum of two 500-600 word articles (one suitable for the front page)
- Writes Toronto council and executive committee round-ups
- Finds and writes people section
- Prepares special features from time to time such as tax rates, year in review and others as assigned.
NRU is a boutique firm. The subscriber-based, independently-owned weekly publication focuses on timely, accurate stories of particular relevance to our subscribers’ businesses. NRU’s mandate is to cover planning, development and city hall news both in Toronto and the GTA, and beyond when the story is relevant to our mandate and subscribers (www.nrupublishing.com).
NRU is seeking a professional journalist with the following attributes:
- General understanding of municipal issues and key players
- General appreciation of municipal role and responsibilities
- Interest in planning and development issues
- Competent writer and reporter—writes in plain English without jargon, checks facts, proofs stories
- Good communicator—writing, networking, interviewing—and meets deadlines
- Self-starter who works well in small team environment „X Interested in a longer term commitment (i.e., 2 years or more)
- Driver’s license is an asset.
Send email indicating interest with CV, stating in your e-mail that you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board, to:
Lynn Morrow, editor