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Staff Writer (10 month contract):
Journal of Commerce (ConstructConnect)
Burnaby, BC
April 06 2018
The staff writer in this 10-month contract position reports to the Editor of the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce, ConstructConnect’s daily construction industry newspapers both online and in print. The staff writer is responsible for investigating and developing story lines, writing daily news and news briefs and following up on story leads and assignments as required. The position also requires a comfortable working knowledge of photography and social media use. This position requires the successful candidate to have a valid driver’s license which they are expected to provide proof of upon being hired.

Main Responsibilities:

- Responsible for researching, interviewing, developing and writing comprehensive editorial content on a daily basis for both print and online, while maintaining high editorial standards
- Liaise with sources including architects, engineers, contractors, academics, government officials, association leaders, and labour representatives
- Attend industry events as required (evenings and weekends may be required)
- Take photos as needed and use social media daily

Qualifications:

- A journalism degree/diploma or equivalent experience is required
- Five years of professional journalism experience
- Experience in a professional daily newspaper environment an asset
- Highly developed reporting, interviewing and communication skills
- Experience in writing about construction, labour, economy, policy, politics and architecture a definite asset
- Full working knowledge of CP Style
- Strong proofreading skills
- Superior ability to meet deadlines in a newspaper environment
- Strong ability to work both independently and in a team environment
- Strong ability to manage changing priorities and highly flexible
- Ability to use social media to source stories and push out content
- Familiarity with using a content management system an added benefit
- Familiarity with shooting and editing video an added benefit
Experience with using Adobe InCopy and Adobe Photoshop an added benefit

Please send your resume and cover letter, along with writing samples to jointheteam@constructconnect.com
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