Burlington Post

  • Company:
    Metroland Media
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    3 months ago
  • Category:
    Customer Service

ABOUT USWhere do you find your local community news? How do you stay connected to new and old businesses in your community? Metroland Media is a communication company built on a strong history of providing the news to Ontario’s door steps for over 100 years. In this ever growing industry we have continued to evolve, allowing us to become the industry leaders. Flyers, magazines, trade shows, digital advertising and distribution is a snapshot of our companies breadth. If you are looking for a dynamic company built on a strong history within your community, look no further. THE OPPORTUNITYMetroland Media Group is seeking an energetic and experiencedonline editorto join its fast-paced Newsroom in Halton, home to the Burlington Post, Milton Canadian Champion, Oakville Beaver and Georgetown Independent and Free Press and their online properties www.insidehalton.com and www.theifp.ca.KEY ACCOUNTABILITIESCurate website and add content to line-ups.Manage newsletter content.Ensure content on the website is fresh with an ability to recognize best placement based on significance, timeliness and reader engagement, using analytic tools.Ensure compliance of company editorial policy and assist in directing specified editorial operations.Enhance copy for online publication, including addition of maps, YouTube videos, etc.Push stories on social media.Monitor overall site and social media performance and adjust curation where necessary.Monitor analytics and adjust site curation to capture maximum traffic and increase reader engagement.Engage readers in meaningful conversations to boost engagement and online readershipCover some breaking news.Write briefs and do rewrites, as assigned.Monitor other news sites, social media, etc. for news, trends.Monitor internal news wire for content and add to the website.Manage submitted events and send events calendars to print.Produce lists, quizzes and polls.Create and share regular digital reports.Other duties and responsibilities, as assigned.WHAT WE”RE LOOKING FORDegree or Diploma in Journalism or related field and experience in a similar role.A motivated self-starter with excellent organizational skills.Have experience working in a newsroom environment and working to tight deadlines.Proven news judgment and a strong work ethic.Possess excellent communication skills and proven ability to work collaboratively.Well versed in Canadian libel law and CP style.Have strong project management skills and experience mentoring reporter.Passion for content, new media and technology.Strong customer focus.Ability to excel in a fast-paced, deadline driven and demanding environment, driven for results.Must be prepared to work flexible hours,including evenings and weekend.Must have access to a vehicle and a valid Driver’s Licence.OUR 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.