Western Canada Editor

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Título de la oferta: Western Canada Editor

Categoría: Redacción

Empresa: Narcity Media

Who We Are:

At Narcity, we’re building the future of local media, and we want you to be a part of our Global Neighbourhood. Narcity Media is a digital– only media publication that owns and operates Narcity.com and MTLBlog.com . Our staff and network of world– class creators interact with millions of Millennials and Gen Zs monthly through our websites, social channels, mobile apps, syndication partners and email subscriptions.

Our audience is interested in the global, the national, the local and the hyper– local — simultaneously. That is why our teams of writers, editors and content creators across our four publications keep our audience informed on all topics, from breaking news to trending content from across the internet, as well as the best travel spots to add to your bucket list and local restaurants to eat at. Readers can come to Narcity to find out where to go for dinner and discover the biggest stories of the day to talk about over their meal.

Your Team:

Narcity Media’s rapidly expanding Editorial team is made up of energetic multi– platform content creators who know how to engage with Gen Z and Millennial readers, helping them discover the undiscovered by highlighting the most interesting news, places, people and ideas in their cities and beyond.

Your Mission:

Narcity Media is currently looking for a motivated and experienced Western Canada Editor to join our rapidly expanding Editorial team. The editor will play a pivotal role in our daily news operation and lead our coverage on the West Coast.

We are seeking a storyteller who loves B.C. and Alberta and wants to express it through the creation of engaging and relatable content. The right person should have a strong reporting or news background and a knack for writing about a range of topics — from politics to entertainment, travel and viral news — in a concise and digestible manner. This person should be passionate about content creation and have a finger on the pulse of what’s trending and a strong network of sources to connect with.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Strengthening the team’s KPIs and objectives
  • Leading our content strategy in B.C. and Alberta to increase brand visibility and build the audience through targeted SEO tactics
  • Breaking news, leading original investigations and spearheading exclusive interviews
  • Researching, assigning, editing and writing B.C./Alberta content
  • Responding to breaking news on the fly
  • Having and continuing to build a strong network of sources
  • Coaching a team of writers and editors
  • Leading the Western Canada Desk in the creation of timely daily content
  • Providing daily feedback on story pitches, SEO, imagery and copy
  • Planning ahead with weekly and monthly content calendars
  • Continuing to build the desk and recruit new talent
  • Training new team members
  • Overseeing all scheduling
  • Being an expert on tone & editing
  • Creating compelling packaging in the Narcity voice
  • Ensuring all information is properly cited and factually accurate
  • Working with other editors to make sure we are the best website for Millennial news content
  • Building a deep knowledge of what is happening and trending in B.C. and Alberta

Your Qualifications:

  • At least 3– 5 years of professional editing experience at a digital news publisher
  • A bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or a related field
  • Experience leading a team of writers and editors
  • An obsession with tight deadlines and team brainstorming
  • The ability to spot catchy, unique angles while staying true to the Narcity voice
  • A deep knowledge of what is happening and trending in B.C. and Alberta
  • A passion for a mix of research, investigative work, enterprise stories and news topics
  • Availability to work Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET / 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT

Position Type & Salary Range:

This is a permanent position in Canada, and the editor must be able to work closely with writers across B.C. and Alberta. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

$60 000 – $80 000 CAD

Your Perks:

We are committed to offering our employees the best employee experience through the following benefits:

  • Flexible schedule and time off policy
  • 1 extra week — company– wide end– of– year paid time off
  • Permanent remote work policy and a one– time $500 for office upgrades
  • Annual wellness fund
  • On– demand mental and physical well– being platform with over 250 live classes per week
  • Monthly phone and internet stipend
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Extended health care
  • Dependent life insurance
  • Accidental death insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long– term disability
  • Bi– annual market– based salary adjustments

Equal Access and Opportunity Commitment:

Narcity Media is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage our people to grow and thrive by being their true selves. We are committed to removing systemic barriers in the workplace and building a company that reflects the community that we serve at every level. We are devoted to building a company that is part of the solution and not the problem.

The same goes for our applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at Narcity Media regardless of age, national origin, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, socioeconomic status or marital status. If you need any accommodations at any stage of the recruitment or onboarding process, please contact us at people@narcitymedia.com

If this resonates with who you are, take the first step and apply now — we can’t wait to talk with you!

  • Some roles may require completing skills and knowledge assessments after the screening interview. P.S. We really, really love PDF CVs. It allows candidates to truly showcase their talents in the format they have chosen to display them. Follow this link to learn how to convert your resume into a PDF.

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