Terms: Full time
Rate: Based on an annual salary range of $50,700 – $58,500 depending on experience.
Closing date: February 4th, 2022
Are you passionate about the power of journalism for supporting positive change? Do you find yourself noting how grassroots stories and worker voices are so often missing or misrepresented in mainstream media? Do you want to be part of a highly respected, independent, Canadian non-profit media organization that tells those stories? If this sounds like you, read on.
Founded in 2001, rabble.ca, Canada’s pioneer in digital-only non-profit media, seeks an Editor to join our small and dynamic team. As Editor, you will be working alongside our progressive editorial team to assign and publish daily news features and analysis. rabble prides itself on publishing factually accurate, quality journalism for change. rabble carries a network of Canada’s best columnists, regular news contributors on federal politics, labour news, and stories about grassroots activism, while also hosting podcasts and a regular politics panel.
The ideal candidate for this position is an impeccable editor, comfortable editing and crafting headlines fora range of stories on national politics and political action and analysis; is resourceful, works independently, but enjoys being part of a diverse, inter- generational team; and, has a capacity for juggling – and delivering on – a dynamic editorial calendar. You get energy from working with journalists and columnists, and you are excited by opportunities to make a difference by transforming contributions from grassroots change makers or academics into accessible stories for a national audience.
rabble.ca’s content is not hidden behind a paywall, and our revenue model relies on building a community of readers who are willing to donate to pay for journalism.
The Editor will join a remote office environment. There is an option to work from a rabble office space in Toronto; however, for the right candidate, this position can be based anywhere in Canada.
• Demonstrated ability to manage an editorial calendar, to multi-task and to meet deadlines
• A minimum of two years journalism editing experience in a daily digital news media environment;
• A journalism degree or equivalent experience – with high-level skills at copy editing and journalistic editing for accuracy and libel;
• Knowledge of and demonstrated interest in progressive politics, social and labour movements, and current national affairs, including Indigenous-led activism, environmental justice, and migrant justice issues; an understanding of rabble’s history and mission.
Familiarity with WordPress, and photo editing software. Familiarity with Google Analytics, Basecamp, Slack.
rabble.ca is committed to equity in its policies and practices, supports diversity in its journalistic and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under employment equity. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of the rabble.ca community are encouraged to apply.
Please send a single PDF of your resume, a cover letter, and a short (up to 500 words) outline of what you believe is unique about rabble and how you’d like to make your mark as editor, with your full name and “Editor” as the subject of the email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the spirit of the virtual office, only electronic applications will be accepted.
Please note: we thank all who apply, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews for this position will take place on a rolling basis, so don’t delay sending in your application.