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Reporter (8 months)

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Reporter (8 months) REF#: JG30650
Fanshawe Student Union
Location: London, Ontario
Posted: May 10, 2019
Deadline: June 21, 2019
Salary: $18.16

Description

The Interrobang, an established and respected weekly campus newspaper in London, Ontario, located at Fanshawe College.
 
The Interrobang is currently looking fill a temporary full-time (8 month contract) reporter position with the possibility of a one-year extension.  This is a Monday-Friday position with some evening and weekend duties as required.  Position is to start August 6, 2019.
 
The reporter responsibilities shall include the writing of several stories in and around the FSU, College affairs, College Sports, and general stories that would be of interest to our readership. The Reporter is required to write in an informative, concise and easy to understand style. Reporters work as a part of the creative team by contributing to the overall creation of each Interrobang issue. The Reporter reports to the Editor while providing support to the Manager of Publications & Communications creating content using various multimedia formats.
 
Job Duties:
  • Develop and write articles on various College affairs, for print and web content
    Responsible for photography, video shooting, and editing as required
    Conduct research on various topics
    Appropriately source and cite resources
    Edit content for correct spelling and grammar
    Work with Editor to revise and rewrite sections
    Perform extensive fact-checking
    Use desktop or electronic publishing software
    Maintain blog to keep in touch with readers
    Collaborate with Interrobang team members to ensure deadlines are met
    Organize and prioritize work to meet multiple deadlines
    Stay current and maintain a library of industry news and reference materials
    Stay current on copyright and plagiarism legislation and regulations
    Make recommendations for process improvements and more effective methods and mediums
    Perform administrative duties as assigned

Qualifications

Core Competencies
  • Time Management
  • Creative and Innovative Thinking
  • Development and Continual Learning
  • Problem Solving
  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Research and Analysis
  • Decision making and Judgement
  • Operating Equipment
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Communication (both verbal and written)
  • Energy
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Team Work
Requirements
  • College diploma or Bachelor's degree, journalism, broadcasting or closely related field of study
  • Excellent understanding of print and online journalism, photography and social media
  • Outstanding verbal communication and writing skills for print and web content
  • Knowledge of photography, video reporting, and editing is an asset
  • Efficient in covering and producing breaking news stories for web content in a short amount of time
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism
  • Ability to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times
  • Highly effective teamwork skills
  • Computer literate, including effective working skills of Mac OS, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail and Adobe Products
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new software
  • Attention to detail in all areas of work
  • Ability to follow through and complete overlapping projects, while meeting tight deadlines


All applicants are required to provide clippings or links within their application to video reels for review.
 
Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board, and samples to:


Penny Mounfield
Fanshawe Student Union
1001 Fanshawe College Blvd Room SC 1001
London , ON
N5Y 5R6 , Canada
Tel: (519) 452-4109
Fax: (519) 453-5944


E-mail: pmounfield@fanshawec.ca
Web address: http://www.fsu.ca/jobs
 
 

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