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Reporter - summer fill-in

Summer student reporters (two positions)


Reporter - summer fill-in

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The Coast is looking to hire an enthusiastic reporter to cover a summer sabbatical. We are looking for someone who can work quickly and produce engaging stories about the issues facing the city such as decisions at city council, board of police commissioners, city planning and real estate. This person should have a love and knowledge of Halifax. We want someone who can join our team who is eager to deliver engaging, fun and thoughtful stories. In addition to reporting there are opportunities to engage on social media with the Coast’s followers. This is a challenging, fast-paced but supportive newsroom.

• $1538/bi-weekly
• This is a full-time contract position starting June 1st ending September 17th, 2021
• This role is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Responsibilities
• Create content for The Coast website, social media and 2 scheduled print editions
• Reporter is expected to produce to 3 - 4 stories a week
• Attend daily story meeting with story pitches
• Be informed about community news and people
• Perform related work as assigned

Application requirements
• Must have 2-3 years reporting experience
• Proven ability to report thoroughly, write well, synthesize and organize information
• The pace may be hectic so must be able to work quickly with accuracy
• Must be an excellent communicator and collaborator. This means you will be making cold calls, calling officials and looking for sources outside of your own circle of people
• Passion for journalism and story telling

Please email your resume, a cover letter and a few samples of your work—this can be written, digital postings or video—to editor@thecoast.ca by May 25th, 5pm. Please include subject line Summer 2021 reporter.

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Summer student reporters

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The Coast is looking to hire two enthusiastic reporters who are either recent graduates or current post-secondary students. These reporters will have a unique opportunity to join The Coast’s newsroom, participate in story pitch sessions, file stories and work on digital and print projects. This is a challenging, fast-paced but supportive newsroom. In this role, students will work with The Coast’s editorial mission of providing fearless, fact-based journalism for Halifax, Nova Scotia

• $17.50/hr, 35 hours a week
• This is an 8-week paid position through Canada Summer Jobs, from June 1 to July 30, 2021.
• This role is based in Halifax

Responsibilities
• Create content for The Coast website, social media and our Hot Summer Guide
• Attend daily story meeting with story pitches
• Be informed about community news and people
• Perform work as assigned

Application requirements
• You must have completed one post-secondary education year or are a recent post-secondary graduate
• Proven ability to report thoroughly, write well, synthesize and organize information
• Reporting experience outside school assignments and a demonstrated commitment to journalism as a career
• The pace may be hectic so must be able to work quickly with accuracy
• Must be an excellent communicator and collaborator. This means you will be making cold calls, calling officials and looking for sources outside of your own circle of people.
• Passion for journalism and story telling

Please email your resume, a cover letter and a few samples of your work—this can be written, digital postings or video—to editor@theocast.ca by May 25th. Please include subject line Student reporter 2021.

About The Coast
The Coast is an independently owned digital-first news outlet, supported by and responsible to its community. Publishing since 1993.

Hiring policy
The Coast is committed to maintaining an inclusive workplace that respects the dignity of every individual. We are committed to ensuring equity, diversity, inclusiveness and accessibility in our hiring practices and workforce. Telling stories about Halifax and all the city’s communities means we need a newsroom that has a broad range of perspectives. We strongly encourage people with disabilities, BIPOC and GNC candidates to apply.

Our Mission
The Coast is essential media for Kjipuktuk/Halifax. Through, fearless, fact-based journalism we provide a way in for citizens to find community, disrupt systems that govern us and show up for local culture. We are responsible to our readers and membership who share our belief that a free and independent press can build a just and thriving city.

Values
Story first The Coast values good writing, and the craft of journalism. We work in complexity–not in silos. We believe in the power of words to heal, inform and excite.

Pride of place The Coast believes that Halifax is the best city in Canada. When we foster a geographic identity of where we live, who lives here and the history of place we can better understand each other. Our stories are grounded in unceded Mi’kma’ki.

Collaboration and teamwork We are our best when we work in collaboration and value each member of our team for how they serve our mission.

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