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The Lawyer's Daily is hiring!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 11:06 AM | By John Carson

Digital Reporter

The Lawyer’s Daily, part of LexisNexis Canada, is looking for an experienced digital reporter to join our leading legal publishing team in the Toronto office.

Preferable start date: June 26, 2017

The role

-With a strong background in daily news coverage, you will pitch, source and write news articles geared to a legal audience
-Our ideal candidate is a self-starter comfortable with developing and owning a beat, sourcing stories and writing accurately to tight deadlines.
-Reporting to the digital content lead, the reporters will participate in all aspects of the website’s daily content, including:
-Pitch, report and write stories about the Canadian legal industry
-Verify news and other copy for accuracy
-Arrange and conduct interviews as part of research for multimedia
-Story conception
-Writing breaking and daily news items
-Creating headlines and other copy
-Find and nurture new sources

-Experience or an interest in the Canadian legal industry is a huge asset ... but enthusiasm to learn and develop a daily beat is very key
-Five years’ experience working full-time in an editorial capacity in a media organization or as a successful freelance writer
-Excellent reporting and writing skills, with a creative approach to story ideas, headlines and copy and a sharp eye for grammar and proofreading
-Degree in journalism is preferred ... but on-the-job experience and “street smarts” go a long way too
-Proven sound editorial judgment
-Demonstrated ability to originate coverage on developing news stories and features
-Excellent communication skills, highly organized and self-motivated
-Able to handle multiple stories and maintain creativity in a tight, deadline-oriented environment
-Previous newsroom experience is an asset
-Working knowledge of (and experience in using) social media is an asset
-Experience in using content management systems an asset … or a quick learner
-Sound knowledge of Canadian Press style
-An excellent command of the English language
-Photography and videography skills are also an asset
-Own transportation would be beneficial

This is a full-time position based in our office in Toronto, Ont. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

-Competitive salary plus comprehensive benefits package to include:
-Pension plan
-Employee Assistance Program
-Paid vacation days
-Paid personal leave days
-Paid stat holidays
-Two paid volunteer days
-Summer hours

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter with “Digital Reporter” in the subject line to here.

Thank you in advance for all applications; suitable candidates will be invited for interviews.