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Web Editor (Temporary)

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Web Editor (Temporary) REF#: JG30647
The Vancouver Sun & The Province (Postmedia)
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Posted: May 8, 2019
Deadline: May 22, 2019
Salary:

Description

The Vancouver Sun and The Province are seeking a full-time evening web editor for a temporary one-year term (maternity leave replacement) on our dynamic digital team.
 
Our newsroom is part of Postmedia Network Inc. and this unionized position offers a competitive pay rate over a nine-day fortnight, with superior benefits.
 
The successful applicant must have excellent news and sports judgment, be a self-starter who is able to work independently or as part of a team, and be available for evening and weekend shifts.
 
Responsibilities of this multimedia position include:
  • Effectively organize and distribute content on the Vancouver Sun and Province desktop and mobile websites, apps and social-media accounts.
  • Copy edit and write stories as required.
  • Work with our print production team to ensure that late-night news and sports content is in our print editions.
  • Increase audience engagement and reach by supplementing stories with additional content, and optimizing posts for search and social.
  • React quickly to breaking news and trends, ensure our coverage is first and best, and distribute content across all platforms in a timely fashion.
  • Enhance differentiation between products, with a particular focus on mobile.

Qualifications

  • Graduation from a recognized Journalism or related program.
  • Daily journalism experience working on digital platforms.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure.
  • Demonstrated, keen interest in news and sports coverage.
  • Practical knowledge of law and the media.
  • Knowledge of Wordpress, Photoshop, video editing and SEO.
  • Additional language skills are an asset.


Qualified candidates should send a cover letter (stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board), resume, daytime contacts for references, and links to past work by 5 p.m. Wednesday May 22 to:

Valerie Casselton, Managing Editor
The Vancouver Sun & The Province (Postmedia)
Vancouver , B.C.


E-mail: vcasselton@postmedia.com
Web address: http://www.vancouversun.com
 
 

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