Queen's Park Today
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted: August 7, 2018
Deadline: August 19, 2018
Queen’s Park Today is seeking a Toronto-based political reporter for a full-time four-month contract. Queen’s Park Today is subscription-based political newsletter — think Axios meets Politico Pro — read by thousands of professionals working in and around Ontario’s public sector.
The reporter will be based out of the Ontario Legislature, covering everything from daily legislative proceedings, question period and committee meetings to news conferences and cabinet minister scrums.
In addition to having strong journalistic fundamentals, the desired candidate is self-motivated and very reliable. You must be able to work independently and hold your work to a high standard.
Three years of journalism experience is required. Ideally, you have experience covering politics in Ontario or daily politics in another Canadian province or on Parliament Hill.
The position is 35 hours per week and will begin mid-September. The contract is four months with potential to renew. Pay will commensurate with experience.
- Objective and factually accurate reporting
- Strong and lively writing style
- Copy-editing and fact checking experience
- Knowledge of CP style
- Relationship building
- Represent Queen’s Park Today brand
- Strong writing voice
- Responsible and engaging Twitter use
- Knowledge of parliamentary procedure
- Knowledge of hot political issues in Ontario
- Keen interest in the inner workings of politics
In addition to a resume, cover letter stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board, twitter and social media handles and two published writing samples, please respond with a one-paragraph answer to each of the following three questions:
- Of the policy moves made during his first month in office, which will have the biggest long-term political impact for Doug Ford and why.
- If you had to hold one cabinet portfolio in the Province of Ontario, which would you want to hold and why?
- Explain in your own words how a government bill gets passed into law under the current Ontario government.
Applications will be accepted and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. The final deadline is August 19 at 9:00 p.m.
Please reply via e-mail with the subject line Queen’s Park Today —Reporter to:
Queen's Park Today