Hiring

Why join the Hometownist team?

Hometownist news outlets are fast-paced, modern work environments, dedicated to supplying a unique perspective to the news world. We are community-driven sites that focus on news, arts and culture, the environment, restaurants, people and events, and everything else that defines life in small cities and towns in South-Eastern Ontario. Our multi-talented contributors strive to produce a diverse array of content ranging from written articles to audio podcasts, as well as video and photographic coverage of what’s going on around our city streets and neighbourhoods. As a rapidly growing company, we at Hometownist pride ourselves on the emphasis we place on finding the best collaborators to join our team. We look forward to hearing from you!

Freelance Journalist (positions available in Quinteist, Lanarkist or Brockvilleist regions)

Hometownist is searching for an enthusiastic freelance journalist who is ready to dive in and hit the ground running when it comes to their new role. The successful candidate for this position will be a skilled writer with a passion for producing accurate and eye-catching news. Hometownist news outlets require all of their contributors to conduct themselves with the highest level of professionalism and demonstrate ethical behaviour throughout all interactions with both the public, as well as fellow staff. The ideal candidate will have experience in print journalism, inclusive of both working and educational experience.

Responsibilities of the position:

  • Understanding the flexibility required for such a position. A set schedule cannot be determined due to the nature of the industry.
  • The ability to work independently in an efficient manner. 
  • The ability to take direction from the Editor in Chief.
  • Display excellent communication as well as interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to meet deadlines.
  • Travel throughout the local market will be required.
  • Attendance of local events to produce content.
  • The ability to remain unbiased and impartial.
  • Gathering information for newsworthy stories through observation, interviews and research.

Qualifications:

  • A working knowledge of Canadian Press Style (CP Style) would be considered an asset.
  • A background in interviewing, transcribing, as well as writing in a variety of different styles is preferred.
  • Experience in photography is considered an asset.
  • A candidate with a working knowledge of the local community is preferred. 

Ready to come work with us?

Apply here!


Journalist Intern (positions available in Quinteist, Lanarkist or Brockvilleist regions)

Hometownist is searching for an enthusiastic Journalism Intern who is eager to learn the journalism ropes in a digital environment. The successful candidate for this position will be a passionate writer with a desire to focus on news-gathering. Hometownist news outlets require all of their contributors to conduct themselves with the highest level of professionalism and demonstrate ethical behaviour throughout all interactions with both the public, as well as fellow staff. The ideal candidate will have some experience in journalism, writing and/or photography, inclusive of both working and educational experience.

Responsibilities of the position:

  • Understanding the flexibility required for such a position.
  • The ability to work independently in an efficient manner. 
  • The ability to take direction from the Editor in Chief.
  • Display excellent communication as well as interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to travel throughout the local market will be an asset.
  • Attendance of local events to produce content.
  • The ability to remain unbiased and impartial.
  • Gathering information for newsworthy stories through observation, interviews and research.

Ready to come work with us?

Apply here!

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