Friday, 30 July 2010

Online job

Sun Media is looking for an overnight online editor for its and Sun websites, a job that probably requires several people to manage efficiently.

But Sun Media has taken multi-tasking to new levels on almost every job level across the chain, so here's the rundown for the overnight online editor's job:

"We are seeking an enthusiastic and well-­‐rounded online editor to manage content on, as well as Sun Media’s newspaper websites overnight.

"Reporting to the general manager of online editorial, this person will work closely with the national online editors and the various markets to meet the chain’s online editorial needs.

"The position is located in Toronto.

"Responsibilities will include programming fresh and compelling content, copy editing, fact checking and some writing. Applicants should understand the web, be passionate about news, sports and entertainment, able to spot the top stories and give them appropriate treatment.

"The successful candidate will be a creative and quick-­‐thinking team player who can work independently under pressure.

"Qualifications include:
• A journalism degree or diploma
• Excellent news judgment
• Strong organizational, editing and writing skills
• Knowledge of CP style, editorial best practices and libel law"

Application deadline is Friday, Aug. 13.

What do you think, $75,000 to $100,000 a year minimum?


  1. Love the mention of a candidate must know "CP style" when Sun Media has its own style guide which has a number of variations from CP - which is no longer used.

    The people running this company are clueless.

  2. Stick a broom up my ass and I'll sweep the floor in between stories. Welcome to the world of Walmart journalism. You do it all for le$$.

  3. >> $75,000 to $100,000 a year minimum?

    This is L'Équipe du PKP we're talking about here. That might be the salary in, I don't know, 20 years' time??!! For now, a more realistic guess would be, um, less than that.

  4. Can't speak for editors, but senior design roles at Canoe are around 25% less than market averages.

  5. More like $45,000.

  6. Less than $45,000 more likely.

  7. Probably $15 an hour - with no paid meal break.

  8. A mystery company ("multimedia service company") in Ottawa is looking for *several* full-time experienced journalists for print and online. Must have reporter skills plus photo and video. Any idea which company this is?