The Conversation Canada is looking for an Education Editor to join our team of journalists who work with academics to produce informed News analyses and commentary. This is a role for an experienced journalist with knowledge of education issues, covering the span of early childhood to university education.
You will be expected to commission content quickly and accurately, working with experts who often have built up knowledge of their specialist subject over a period of decades. This is a job that requires the editor to be able to work independently, but also be part of a dynamic team.
This is a part-time job (2.5 days a week) for an initial six-month contract.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Aug. 7, 2108
Reporting to the Editor, the Education Editor will develop story ideas on a daily basis, commission articles from academics and researchers, and prepare those articles for publication. The successful applicant will be comfortable working in a fast paced, daily news environment. You may also be asked to make presentations and to lead writing workshops for academic researchers.
This role would suit a journalist with several years of reporting and editing experience, strong communication skills and the ability to manage relationships with key institutions and scholars. An interest in turning academic research into compelling stories is a must, as is a commitment to work as part of a collaborative team. Experience in digital news production and social media is a bonus, as is in-depth knowledge of a wide variety of issues in education.
The Education Editor will demonstrate the following:
Reporting and editing experience in a fast-moving, daily news environment.
Proven ability to generate creative and compelling story ideas to complement the daily news agenda.
An ability to build an extensive network of academic contacts.
Strong organizational skills, ability to edit to a daily deadline, manage multiple tasks and work as part of a collaborative team.
Care and attention to detail.
Bilingualism an asset.
The Conversation Canada has editorial operations in Toronto and Vancouver, but the preference for this position is to be based in Toronto.
Please send applications, including cover letter and CV, to Editor Scott White.
Please note that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.
Equal opportunity is afforded to all those who seek employment at The Conversation Canada. As an employer, we are committed to nurturing an inclusive and equitable workplace where individual differences are valued.