Freelance journalists (Ontario)

This is a remote role

Village Media is a growing network of local news and information websites serving communities across the country. We are currently seeking talented and motivated freelance journalists to write for several of our Ontario news sites.

We are born digital, but at the heart of what we do is community storytelling and we are looking for writers who can help us cover a number of diverse subject areas.

Village Media journalists:

  • Are driven to find the people behind the stories that matter in their communities

  • Know how to capture passions, struggles and triumphs and communicate them in a compelling way

  • Love digging for a story and explaining the big picture to our readers

  • Are committed to fairness, accuracy and journalism ethics

  • Have exceptional writing skills

You should have:

  • A degree or diploma in journalism, or a related field

  • Superior language, writing and editing skills 

  • Strong photography skills

  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, along with relevant samples of your work and the website you are interested in working with.


About Village Media:

Village Media is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion among our staff, volunteers, programs, and partners. We encourage applicants of diverse abilities, backgrounds, and life experiences to apply. If you require accommodations during the selection process, please contact


Village Media is an ever-expanding network of local news and community websites. We focus on providing local stories written by local journalists in the communities we serve. In addition to local news, our sites offer weather, events, obituaries and a wide range of community information. We are proud members of the cities where we operate. We support local events and charitable causes and recognize our neighbours’ achievements. We are more than just news: Village Media is all about community.

Please visit our careers page to see more job opportunities.

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