Metroland Media

Scarborough Mirror

CA-ON-North York
2 weeks ago
Job Title
Editor-in-Chief
ID
2017-2883
Job Category
Editorial
Job Type
Full Time
Number of Positions
1

OUR DESCRIPTION

ABOUT US

 

Metroland Media is a dynamic Media Company delivering vital business and community information to millions of readers across Ontario each week. With a healthy product offering in-print, online, trade shows and distribution networks, no target is unreachable. We are Ontario's largest and most successful community news and information source, provides local news and multi-media marketing solutions in Canada's heartland.

 

Metroland's diverse array of on-line products are visited by over 4 million unique visitors each month and print products are in the hands of more than 4.5 million customers a week. We continuously bringing new and acquired online products to market in order to provide our customers with a one-stop, comprehensive marketing solution. To connect with us, visit www.metroland.com.

 

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

 

We are seeking an Editor-in-Chief who is eager to embrace grass roots community journalism in the city of Toronto. The successful candidate will have a track record in local news coverage, proven abilities to self-promote on social media and embrace alternate story forms, with an eagerness to embrace technology to maximize outcomes. This person will be a team player.

 

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Develop and execute editorial strategy for a number of print and online products.
  • Propose budget and business planning of the Editorial department and implement strategic plans to increase print readership and online traffic.
  • Plan and assign news coverage and responsible for editing web content, fact checking, writing headlines and layout.
  • Confirm copy is well written and presented in an objective and creative manner as well as appealing to the community audience.
  • Ensuring the news coverage is accurate, timely and thought-provoking content that reflects the reader's need for community news regarding local government, community affairs, sports and special features and events.
  • Oversee and manage the Editorial department to maintain effectiveness of staff members.
  • Ensure compliance of company editorial policies and assist in directing specified editorial operations.
  • Provide leadership by consistently motivating and developing staff members with a focus on coaching and team building.
  • Actively participate in newspaper-sponsored community events.
  • Contribute as a member of the management team to the overall strategic effectiveness of the organization by supporting the initiatives and efforts of all departments.

 

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

 

  • Degree or Diploma in Journalism or in a related field.
  • Proven history as a leader of a high functioning, successful news team, along with comprehensive knowledge of media and emerging industry trends, including online.
  • Experience in copy editing and page layout.
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and especially written skills (Canadian Press Style).
  • Effective organizational skills, ability to manage time and prioritize tasks appropriately.
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, deadline driven and demanding environment, driven for results.
  • Team-oriented individual with proven leadership skills who can build professional relationships with team members.
  • Eagerness to embrace change in an evolving industry with articulate vision. 

 

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