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Journalism education

As another incentive to subscribe to this embryonic blog site, I will be posting journalism job opportunities I think are of particular interest to Algonquin College journalism students and graduates. Check in regularly or subscribe to feeds to stay on top of the latest career opportunity!

Here’s a couple to start things off:


The Ottawa Citizen requires a one-year reporting intern, to be paid at the Guild contract rate.

The Citizen’s year-long internships are intended for journalists or recent graduates who are just beginning their careers. Understanding and embracing emerging technologies, including social media, reporting skills and fluency in other languages, especially French, are definite assets. A driver’s license is mandatory. Shift work and weekend work are involved.

The Citizen gives its interns an opportunity to learn from experienced reporters and editors in an environment that is encouraging but challenging. Some previous interns have won national and international awards for their work.

IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION, RESUMES — WITH UP TO 5 SAMPLES OF PUBLISHED WRITING — MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT, QUOTING JOB #11-034, BY 4 P.M ON FRIDAY, NOV. 11 at The Ottawa Citizen, Human Resources Department, 1101 Baxter Road, Ottawa, Ontario. K2C-3M4. email: hr@ottawacitizen.com

Applications received without the job number quoted will not be considered, and it is the applicant’s responsbility to ensure that all relevant experience and/or skills are identified on their application. Only information provided on the application/resume re knowledge, skills and ability will be considered. Only those applicants considered for the position will be contacted.


Business in
, Vancouver’s leading weekly business journal, seeks an Online Editor with a new media mindset and a high energy level. This position requires someone who is
detail-oriented and resourceful, and who can find creative solutions to
challenging problems on tight deadlines.

The Online Editor will play a critical role in the growth and evolution of our web presence by leading the execution of key editorial initiatives that will engage the audience and enhance the user experience, helping to further Business in Vancouver as the leading provider of business news and information in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

The role will report to the Publisher of Business in Vancouver.


The Online Editor will be an integral part of our news operation and will collaborate with reporters and editors on production of the website and related products.

Daily responsibilities will include:

  • Publishing and managing all editorial content on biv.com throughout
    the day
  • Creation of web-friendly content
  • Writing engaging, search-friendly headlines, stories and news
  • Tagging and organizing content
  • Monitoring and moderating user comments
  • Helping develop online audience, user engagement and user loyalty
  • Act as the chief “evangelist” for biv.com in the local business

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:

  • 5+ years journalism experience in both print and digital news media
  • Strong interest in business news, trends and issues
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Experience working to deadline
  • Experience with website content management systems
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