Managing Editor, NEWS
Canadaland is an independent news and podcast company producing the best audio journalism in the country. Through a mix of listener support and advertising, we provide 100,000 listeners a week with free, high-quality content focused on media, news, current affairs, politics, and more. We are looking for an experienced Editor with journalism and management experience to join our team as Managing Editor, News. The Managing Editor will be instrumental in growing our website audience by commissioning original stories: Stories that have gone unreported, underreported or have been misreported, and stories that hold the powerful to account.

What you’ll do:
You will oversee our news team, manage the day-to-day operations of our website, and spearhead our initiative to integrate written reporting with our podcast output. You’ll play a central role in our enterprise investigations. You’ll also build our weekly newsletter into an indispensable digest of information. Guiding the website’s editorial strategy, you’ll help develop and establish Canadaland’s voice and in-house style, and be responsible for ensuring that a diversity of voices are published on the website. You’ll manage our freelance budget, assume ultimate responsibility for developing our relationships with a growing network of freelance contributors, commissioning them, setting deadlines, and supporting their work. You’ll assign pieces to staff and freelancers, edit them, and fact-check them. You’ll be ready to jump in and write news briefs as necessary, and will have the freedom to report your own enterprise and investigative pieces. Obsessed with the news, you’ll monitor Canadian media outlets and keep track of current affairs. You’ll promote Canadaland’s news output on social media channels, and monitor and/or edit social media posts. You’ll be responsible for maintaining Canadaland’s editorial standards.

As our flagship podcast CANADALAND continues to develop, the Managing Editor, News will (in collaboration with our Managing Editor of Podcasts) identify news stories for development as episodes of our Monday show and ensure integration of the selected CANADALAND podcast episodes into written pieces for the website.

What you’ll bring:

  • At least 5 years of newsroom experience writing and/or editing news, with at least 2 years as an editor.
  • A track record of breaking news, or reporting enterprise stories and investigations, and a portfolio that shows it. 
  • Proven ability to frame and package stories in a compelling way, and provide timely, constructive, and incisive feedback to writers. 
  • Canadian news/current affairs literacy and strong critical news sense.
  • Excellent news judgment and high journalistic standards.
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt to shifting and breaking news on short notice.
  • Desire to work in a respectful, creative, and fun environment with other smart, decent people who value such things.

The Managing Editor, News reports to the Publisher.

This is a full-time position based in Toronto, ON. Some evening and weekend work will be required.

Please send a CV and short cover letter as a single pdf attachment to Describe your interest in the position and include two writing samples, and  two stories you’ve edited as well as a short description of your role in commissioning and/or editing those pieces.

About working at Canadaland Media:
This is a permanent, full-time position with benefits — including a health fund, a training budget, flexible hours, and paid vacation. We are a growing company where compensation has increased every year over the past four years.

Canadaland Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. BIPOC and LGBTQ+ people are encouraged to apply.

If you think you are right for this position, please apply, and let us know if you have relevant experience that we haven’t considered or which might be commensurate with other skills or experience described above.

Application deadline: 2020-08-24

Job Type: Permanent

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