ABOUT USiPolitics is a paid subscriber-based digital information source, covering all political and legislative activities at the Federal level. iPolitics offers deep analytical real-time coverage for professionals, business leaders and other government stakeholders who closely follow the business of government at all levels. Our subscribers expect to get the latest news developments first and the political nuances ahead of the pack.Our team of Ottawa-based journalists are subject “experts” in their coverage beats focused on explaining complex policy issues throughout the legislative process. Thoughtful analysis; concise writing and a passion for explaining the inner workings of government – both the people and the policies – drives us.THE OPPORTUNITYiPolitics is seeking an aggressive editor with a superior grasp of political news and government policy who can lead our newsroom.KEY ACCOUNTABILITIESSenior editor responsible for directing all aspects of iPolitics’ content operations including development of daily coverage priorities and longer-range strategic plansAssign reporters & freelancers to develop multi-platform content including social media channels.Daily responsibilities that would include editing (substantive and line), web posting, content coverage planning daily and longer term. Work closely with the iPolitics publisher and B2B team on coverage alignment & strategySupervision and coordination of editorial staff including schedulingManage editorial budgets and spendingEngage with public stakeholders to ensure we understand the changing needs of readersAttend relevant industry events representing iPolitics for networking purposesBuild strong relationships with decision makers and private sector stakeholdersWHAT WE”RE LOOKING FORMinimum 6 years experience at a Canadian news organizationMinimum 3 years experience managing a team of journalistsJournalism post-secondary degree or equivalentSuperior leadership and communication skillsAbility to drive coverage beyond the regular headlinesThrives in a deadline-driven, digital, team environment Superior skill in juggling multiple tasks for different platformsStrong understanding of the Canadian political landscapeExperience with tracking tools analyzing real-time traffic and trendsSolid editing and SEO-ready headlinesHigh comfort level with Canadian Press style/libel and defamation lawsExcellent time management skills Team oriented and top-notch communication skillsFluency or functionality in French an assetOUR AODA COMMITMENTMetroland is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, Metroland will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview.