May  20, 2018
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Assistant Editor

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Assistant Editor REF#: JG29187
Daily Oil Bulletin
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posted: May 11, 2018
Deadline: June 1, 2018


JWN Energy is looking for an Assistant Editor for the digital Daily Oil Bulletin (DOB), our flagship publication. The DOB’s mission is to provide in-depth news and analysis of data, trends and issues facing the Canadian energy industry. You will be part of a tight-knit, supportive team that is passionate about reporting on the dynamic oil and gas sector. This is a regular, full-time position, reporting to the Editor.

This is an opportunity to:
  • Edit copy from in-house reporters and external contributors
  • Edit/proof newswire content
  • Create daily content items using internal energy data as the source
  • Assist with the creation and distribution of email newsletters
  • Post edited content via our content management system (CMS), with a particular focus on the afternoon timeslot
  • Source photos for the website
  • Provide back-up to the Editor and Associate Editor during vacation periods
  • Generate story ideas with the team
  • As required, attend conferences, presentations, annual meetings and other events and write articles on them in a timely fashion
  • Write the occasional longer feature

  • Knowledge of the oil and gas industry and terminology is a distinct asset, as well as an understanding of other forms of energy and natural resources
  • Familiarity with financial reporting an asset
  • Sound working knowledge of CP style for punctuation and grammar


  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Exceptional editing, proofreading and writing skills
  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Great news sense
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Ability to think critically
  • Strong personal organization and time management skills
  • At ease working in an online CMS
  • Familiarity with Infogram is an asset
  • Familiarity with Pardot is an asset
  • Great communication skills
  • A good-natured personality – strong interpersonal skills are a must 
  • Post secondary degree or diploma in journalism, electronic publishing or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum three to five years of editing/reporting experience
  • Economics, business or geology courses would be an asset

Interested candidates should send resume, samples and a cover letter - stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board - to:

Stephen Marsters
JWN Energy

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