15 to 20 hrs/week, 3 months (Start date mid-August)
rabble.ca is Canada’s original online
independent progressive media source. Publishing online-only since 2001, rabble
is a daily national publication that focuses on news and opinion from Canada’s
grassroots social movements and labour movement.
rabble.ca is seeking a motivated and
energetic writer to join our federal politics reporting team for three months
beginning in mid-August. As a temporary staff writer, you will be responsible
for filing 1-2 stories weekly on federal politics from angles that are not
usually covered in mainstream media and are suitable for rabble’s audience.
IN THIS ROLE:
You will generate your own
original story ideas as well as take on assignments;
You will attend weekly (virtual)
story meetings and participate in planning using Slack;
You will be expected to conduct
interviews, original research, and quickly turn around copy to meet deadlines;
You will be expected to use all
the available tools of journalism to build your stories, including social media.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
A proven track record of national
politics news reporting;
You have a strong sense of
newsworthiness, a passion for politics, and a critical eye;
You have an
understanding of the intersections of
federal politics with social movements and labour politics;
Must be detail-oriented and
organized, and demonstrate excellent writing, copyediting and editing skills;
Ability to work independently.
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Experience reporting on Indigenous
issues and movements is an asset.
Experience reporting from
Parliament Hill is an asset.
Experience reporting on grassroots
movements is an asset.
Photography, video and audio
journalism experience is an asset.
Part-time (15 to 20
Hourly rate based on $25/hour
Three month term
may work from anywhere in the country.
Please send a cover letter indicating why you are interested in covering
national politics for rabble.ca,
together with your resume and references to: email@example.com noting
“National politics reporter” in the subject line.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: August 12th, 2021
the spirit of the virtual office, only electronic applications will be
note: we thank all who apply, but only those candidates selected for an
interview will be contacted. No calls please. Interviews for this position will
take place on a rolling basis, so don’t delay sending in your application.
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.
rabble.ca is committed to the principles of social advocacy journalism
outlined in our editorial policy.
For more of rabble’s opportunities, check out : https://rabble.ca/about/opportunities