Freelance journalist - Barrie, ON

This is a remote role Contract

We are currently seeking a talented and motivated freelance journalist to write for our BarrieToday.com news site.

 

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.

 

Our 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 

  • The ability to come up with and pitch your own story ideas

  • Strong photography skills

  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • The flexibility to work some evenings and weekends

  • Familiarity with the Barrie, Ontario community is an asset

About Village Media

 

Village Media is an ever-expanding network of local news websites providing the news that matters most to the communities it serves. A champion of local news, Village Media publishes the latest local news alongside an extensive hub of community information on an innovative and scalable content management system (CMS) developed in-house. Born digital, this leading-edge company is a pioneer in its industry, continuously growing its reach and changing the landscape of online news.

 

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 hr@villagemedia.ca.


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