Media

We’re hiring an editor

The Discourse is looking for an editor to support our coverage of in-depth local news.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Can produce and edit great content. You can write and edit quickly, you’re a grammar nerd, you can upload content to a website and you’re into social media, video and photography. 
  • Believes in our values and mission. You have read our 10 principles and are passionate about shaping the future of independent media in Canada. 
  • Cares about decolonizing media practice. You understand the TRC’s call to actions for media and you have experience editing stories on issues impacting Indigenous Peoples. 
  • Thrives on deadline. You are able to multitask, keep others on track, and get things done. 
  • Believes in community-engaged journalism. You are curious and willing to listen to a range of people about what issues matter to them and have that shape the stories we tell. 
  • Is committed to accuracy You are a meticulous fact-checker who understands the importance of primary sources, cultural accuracy, lived experiences and talking to a range of people to get stories right. You question data and information when you get it — no matter who it comes from — and are able to show your process.
  • Is entrepreneurial. You like that this is a new endeavour. You love experimenting, testing, and learning and are committed to building audience and sustainability. 
  • Is a team player. We are collaborative, female-led organizations that are trying to shake up typical newsroom dynamics. We want to work with people who are excited to challenge some of journalism’s established structures and work towards creating a positive work culture.

Assets: 

  • 3+ years of professional journalism/editing experience 
  • Photography, video and social media skills 
  • Investigative journalism experience 
  • Understanding of trauma-informed and anti-oppressive reporting techniques 
  • Familiarity with French language 
  • Experience with Google Analytics
  • Experience with WordPress 

If you’re not sure if you qualify, email lindsay@thediscourse.ca. I’d be happy to chat with you and learn more about your experience.

The details: 

  • This is a full-time position that will start as soon as possible 
  • You can be based anywhere in Canada 
  • The annual compensation is $55,000 
  • Send your resume, cover letter, and three links to your work to lindsay@thediscourse.ca. Please make “Editor Application” your subject line and attach all documents as .pdf 
  • Apply by Sunday, May 24, at 9PM PT
  • We are committed to supporting a more equitable media industry. We encourage candidates with a range of perspectives, abilities, backgrounds and experience to apply, and especially encourage First Nations, Métis and Inuit applicants.

The Job: 

  • Supporting reporters to produce great content 
  • Editing stories (fact checking, copy editing, editing for CP Style, etc.) 
  • Uploading and sharing content on various platforms 
  • Engaging and moderating on social media 
  • Collaborating with The Discourse and supporting our new platform IndigiNews 

About Us:

The Discourse’s mission is to contribute to a healthier and more inclusive democracy with in-depth, community-driven journalism. We listen before we report, and our community members inform the stories we tell. Our journalism is not dictated by people — politicians, advertisers, journalists — who aren’t invested in the communities we serve.

We’re passionate, scrappy journalists committed to building a new kind of media that better reflects us all — because we’re connected to these communities, too. Since founding The Discourse six years ago, our team of journalists have been producing award-winning investigative journalism. We are driven by an ongoing commitment to reconciliation and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action for the media.