Digital Editor

Stratford, ON Full-time

Do you believe in the importance of digital-first, hyperlocal news coverage?


The proudly independent, digital-only Village Media network is searching for a talented and motivated Digital Editor to fill a full-time position in Stratford, Ontario for our rapidly growing local news and information websites. 


Who You Are


You understand the importance of vibrant local journalism and the impact it has on our day-to-day lives. You are a thinker, an innovator and a collaborative leader. You have excellent news judgment and thrive in a fast-paced environment. You want to try new things. You are passionate about technology. You are driven to keep your readers informed and connected to one another by practising service journalism. You are committed to understanding the community you serve and the issues it faces, and to guiding your newsroom to confront those issues through a solutions journalism approach.


Your Skills are Learned and Earned


Your commitment to fairness, accuracy, transparency and impeccable journalism ethics comes from education and real world experience. To start, you have a bachelor’s degree or diploma in Journalism, or a related field. You have experience in a newsroom setting. You have exceptional writing and editing skills and a thorough knowledge of CP style. You will have the ability to build strong relationships with those inside our Village and within the communities we serve. Familiarity with Perth County, Ontario and the community of Stratford will be considered a strong asset. 


Your Responsibilities


  • Lead an editorial team in Stratford, Ontario

  • Guide and develop a skilled team of writers and editors

  • Ensure all content is impeccable and exercise excellent editorial judgment

  • Demonstrate comprehensive community coverage

You will need to have a valid driver’s licence and a reliable vehicle. The successful candidate must live in or near Stratford, Ontario.


If this sounds like the perfect position for you, we would love to hear from you! To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, along with relevant samples of your work. 


Village Media only posts job listings on our careers portal at villagemedia.easyapply.co, on Indeed and on LinkedIn.  If you have found this listing anywhere else, it was scraped without our authorization or knowledge, and thus may be expired or inaccurate.  Applications are only accepted through the three sites listed above.


About Village Media 

Village Media is where local news lives—and thrives. An ever-expanding network of community journalism websites, we cover the stories that matter most: the ones right in our backyards. A champion of hyperlocal news and information, Village Media publishes its articles on an innovative and scalable content management system (CMS) developed in-house. Born digital, our leading-edge company is a pioneer in its industry, continuously expanding 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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