Thursday, 18 October 2007

Hiring: GA reporter

The Toronto Sun has published a Help Wanted ad for a general assignment reporter.

Give yourself a minute or two to let the good news register.

Any new body in the newsroom is a welcomed body after nine years of Quebecor cutbacks.

Is it another feather in the caps of Michael Sifton, the new Sun Media chief, and Lou Clancy, the Sun's new editor-in-chief? We'd like to think so.

A GA job posting, positive feedback to TSF about Sifton and Clancy, an edict calling for more local news all reflect a boost in much needed optimism in the Sun newsroom.

One of three Toronto Sun job postings in the Wednesday paper is for a GA reporter. The two other job ads are for the circulation department. Applications are due by next Wednesday.

The GA posting reads: "The Toronto Sun is looking for a tenacious, experienced General Assignment Reporter to cover all manner of news events, produce exclusive stories and in-depth features.

"In addition to producing content for print, the successful candidate will be trained to gather video and audio material for"

Resumes can be e-mailed to Angela Zito, Human Resources, at

We're not sure if any of the newsroom staffers laid off last spring have first dibs for the GA job, but chances are they have all moved on.

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