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Freelance Digital Writer-Producer (Politics),, Bell Media

Rate TBD
Location Ottawa, ON Canada (From home)
Type of project Sales & Marketing, Writing/Translation Blogging/writing, Communication
Duration Freelance ongoing
Education required College/University
Years of experience 2 - 5 years
Type of employment N/A
Area of Specialization Communication and journalism
Languages required N/A
Workhoppers Ottawa ONTELECOMMUTE
.The team creates and delivers the best Canadian and international content across our digital media, television, radio, and out-of-home advertising platforms. We’re looking for innovative team players ready to take some of the most well-known entertainment brands in the country to the next level.

Job Duties / Accountabilities:
We are looking for a digital journalist to join our parliamentary bureau to cover the federal political scene. If you thrive on breaking news, want to be on the leading edge of stories Canadians are talking about and work with a team of young, energetic writers, we want you to apply.

We are a top news publisher, reaching one of the biggest audiences in Canada. You will be working alongside some of Canada's top award-winning journalists who cover the biggest stories in federal politics.


- Writing several news stories each day and updating them with the latest information from a variety of sources
- Cover question period, committee hearings, political scrums, caucus meetings and political conventions
- Pitching ideas, researching, conducting interviews for original reporting
- Develop federal and provincial political sources, with the goal of breaking stories
- Ensuring all copy published is free of typos and grammatical errors
- Interpret a wide range of sources, including social posts, government statements, press releases and court rulings
- Work closely with television and digital producers to extend general broadcast content on the website, and extend web-based content into the TV environment


- Degree in Journalism
- 3+ years experience in a digital news environment, with some of that time spent covering federal politics
- Must have strong editorial and news judgment, with an excellent command of the English language
- Experience writing quick and accurate breaking news copy
- The ability to write engaging headlines that make readers want more
- Familiarity with Canadian Press Style Guide and Canadian libel law
- Ability to work under constant tight deadlines, with strong time management skills
- Experience working in broadcast news, and in a digital newsroom environment, is an asset
- An understanding of newsroom management systems (e.g. iNews, etc.) is an asset

Position Type: Media - Freelancer
Job Status: Temporary - Part time
Job Location: Canada : Ontario : Ottawa
Flexible work profile: Mobile
Application Deadline: 08/18/2022
Specific schedule:
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-August 4, 2022


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