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The Halifax Media Co-op is Hiring!

Part-time managing editor contract position

by Media Co-op Editors

image: Mike Licht
image: Mike Licht

Seeking Part-Time Managing Editor, Halifax Media Co-op

The Halifax Media Co-op (HMC) is part of a national network of local media co-operatives dedicated to providing grassroots, democratic news coverage.

info on the Media Co-op: http://www.mediacoop.ca/about
on the Halifax Media Co-op: http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/

We are looking for a part-time Managing Editor to fill a 12-week contract position beginning April 4 (ending June 25), with possibility of contract extension. 10 hours, $150 per week.

Duties include:

Editorial work:
- soliciting, fielding and responding to story pitches
- editing stories
- posting stories on halifax.mediacoop.ca and sharing them via social media
- working with and supervising student journalists

Organizing & outreach:
- corresponding with sustaining (funding) members
- corresponding with contributing (writing, illustrating & volunteering) members
- corresponding with local editorial collective
- serving as Halifax representative on the national Media Co-op board of directors
- with the HMC editorial collective, coordinating the 2016 AGM

Fundraising:
- coordinating and posting online advertisements
- soliciting sustainer members

Administration:
- writing and mailing cheques to contributors
- collecting and filing invoices

Strong candidates have a keen interest in journalism, social justice and grassroots organizing.

Please note: The Halifax Media Co-op does not currently have an office so interested candidates will need to work from home for much of the time and/or figure out their own working arrangements. Interested candidates need access to a personal computer and internet.

Application deadline: noon Friday, April 1 (no joke).

Email application to moira[at]mediacoop.ca.

Please include in application a resume and cover letter (please limit cover letter to one page).

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