Rebecca Rose

  • Canadaland and CBC are hiring

    Canadaland is Hiring!

    "We are looking for a full-time news editor to assign and report media stories. 

    Journalism experience required. 40K + benefits & stock options. 


    CBC Senior Reporter/Data Journalist (English Services)

    "What it’s like working at CBC/Radio-Canada
    Whether on-air or behind the scenes, here you join a team that thrives on making the connections and telling the stories that are important to Canadians. So, if you’ve got the ability to keep up with the pace of our ever-changing industry, the passion to make the next great idea even better and the drive to make things happen, this is the place for you.
    CBC News has an opening for a reporter with special expertise in the field of data journalism. The successful candidate will be skilled at acquiring and analyzing raw data to use as a journalistic source to tell stories of public interest. This particular position is based in Toronto. The individual chosen will enhance the scope and impact of the CBC’s original, enterprise and investigative journalism and help provide audiences the power to understand and shape their world.
    We are looking for a reporter with a keen understanding of where useful data exists, how to find it, and how to mine it for the production of highly-relevant, impact journalism.  You enjoy working in a fast-paced, competitive media environment.  You also work exceptionally well with a news team and can make that team better by offering original ideas leading to compelling news coverage across all platforms.
    Please note: This Toronto-based position is one of three new openings for data journalists.  The other two positions, also on the job board, are located in Vancouver and Montreal.  
    You possess:
    • A university degree or equivalent. 
    • Seven (7) years of comparable and relevant experience, which demonstrates proven ability in the field, and knowledge of the broadcasting industry. 
    • Strong skills in acquiring and analyzing data.
    • Familiarity with existing public data sets.
    • Advanced skills in searching for and acquiring open source intelligence.
    • Expertise in filing freedom of information and access to information requests.
    • Strong understanding of data journalism trends and their implication for story generation and development.
    • Proven proficiency using social media tools.
    • Experience in evaluating potential legal, ethical and journalistic issues surrounding story treatments, and ability to act on them.
    • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel.
    • Strong writing skills and experience in broadcast platforms.
    • Flexibility with hours of work and willingness to learn and take on new tasks across all CBC platforms.
    • Ability to work effectively under newsroom deadline pressure.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; strong team player.
    The following skills are strong assets:
    • Proficiency with SQL, GIS and data visualization software.
    • Knowledge of programming languages.
    • Knowledge of and experience using web scraping techniques.
    Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.
    CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to reflecting our country’s diversity.
    In becoming the leader in expressing Canadian culture and enriching democratic life, we need to be as diverse in every way as the country we serve, both within our workforce and on air. As an employer, we value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada's public broadcaster. 
    For more information, visit the Talent and Diversity section of our corporate website.
    If this sounds interesting, please apply online! We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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    Nov 9, 2016, 11:59:00 PM

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  • Globe and Mail 2017 summer job program

    The Globe and Mail is looking to hire reporters, editors, visual specialists and designers for the summer of 2017. These are fully paid jobs and not internships. We are seeking freelance writers and editors, experienced journalists from other organizations, recent graduates or students in their graduating year.

    The Globe and Mail has won more national journalism awards than any of its Canadian competitors, has been honoured internationally for its world-class website, and has captured two Emmys for video projects, so we need the best journalists to cover for our regular staff when they go on summer vacation.

    Even though these jobs are just for the summer, the program is a great way to get your foot in the door at The Globe. Many of our senior editors, reporters, photo/digital/video editors, foreign correspondents and columnists received their start through our summer program.

    To apply, you must have previous journalism experience, either at a media organization or through your school’s print or online publications. We want people who have a true passion for journalism, great drive combined with common sense, and an ability to step into and be a full part of Canada’s best news organization.

    The competition is stiff. If you have no journalism or publishing experience, please do not apply; you won’t make it to the interview stage.

    Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada through to September, 2017.

    We accept applications by e-mail only. No phone calls, please.

    The deadline for applications is Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. Interviews will be conducted in the three-week period after that.

    To apply, please e-mail the following to

    1. Your résumé, with relevant experience, as an attachment.

    2. A 100-word explanation, also as an attachment, of what you would bring to The Globe and Mail. This note is critical. We received more than 500 applicants last year for a limited number of positions so be sure to let us know why you should be chosen above the rest.

    3. Three examples of your work with links. (For design, please include five samples as PDFs.)

    In the subject line of your e-mail application, please indicate your city and whether you are seeking a role in reporting, editing, digital, video, multimedia, photography or editorial design/graphics.

    The subject line should therefore look like this: Montreal-reporter or Carleton-editor or Halifax-videographer, etc.

    The large volume of applicants we receive every year means we cannot respond to everyone who applies. But if you are chosen for an interview, you will hear from us shortly after the deadline. Before being interviewed, please spend a little time with The Globe and Mail’s newspaper, website, app and social media channels to better understand The Globe’s brand and work.

    Melissa Stasiuk

    Angela Pacienza

    2017 Summer Program Co-chairs


  • Federal NDP Video Editor and Motion Graphics Animator – Permanent Full-Time Position


    Internal-External job posting 

    Office: Office of the Leader of the NDP / NDP Research Office 

    Position: Video Editor and Motion Graphics Animator – Permanent Full-Time Position 

    Location: Parliamentary office, Ottawa, ON 

    The NDP Caucus is seeking an experienced video editor, producer, and motion graphics animator to join our team. 

    Responsibilities will also include participation in concept creation and creative planning. 


     Conceiving, producing, editing, and finishing video spots for web distribution 

     Conceiving of and creating simple motion graphic and animated character animations 

     Shooting HD content in studio and on location 

     Coordinating live-streaming of events 

     Specifying equipment and software for projects, and working with and coordinating external vendors 

     Other duties as required 



     A minimum of two years working in a professional post-production environment 

     A minimum of one year of professional experience with 2D animation, compositing, and retouching 

     A minimum of one year of professional experience shooting spots for web or TV 

     Advanced knowledge of Adobe Premier, Final Cut 7, and related apps 

     Studio and location lighting experience an asset 

     Experience working with broadcast video hardware including bonded transmission equipment is an asset 

     Demonstrated strategic political judgment and existing knowledge of contemporary Canadian politics and current affairs 

     Willingness to work long and irregular hours in a busy, deadline-driven environment 

     Ability to work both independently and in a team environment, managing your own time with multiple competing deadlines 

     Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills 

     Bilingualism is an asset 

    Please include 3 professional references and samples of your editing, animation and cinematography work with your application. 

     Annual salary:


    (salary levels subject to clauses 12 an d 21 of the collective agreement)

    Closing date:

    October 17, 2016 (Midnight)

    Commencing date:

    As soon as possible

    Send application to:

    Hiring Committee, NDP Caucus Services 202 Sparks St, Suite 217, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A6 or:

    (Office and position applied for must be indicated in subject line of e-mailing application.)


    Note: A collective agreement is in effect between UFCW (Local 232) and the Federal New Democrat Caucus. All applications will be received and held in confidence. 

    The NDP and NDP MPs are employment equity employers. Women, persons of colour, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons are encouraged to apply for this position. If you are a member of an equity-seeking group, you may choose to identify as such in your application. 

    We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 


  • Metro Ottawa Senior Reporter/Photographer

    Metro 2015 logo


    Job Posting: Senior Reporter/Photographer


    Metro is looking for an experienced reporter with the tenacity to push official sources and the skill to write compelling stories for readers in Ottawa. Reporting to the managing editor, the position is responsible for managing the newsroom in the managing editor’s absence. The ideal candidate will have excellent reporting, photography and writing skills with experience coaching junior reporters and editing their copy.



    • Managing the newsroom in the managing editor’s absence
    • Generating story ideas and covering assigned stories in a range of news styles; breaking news, features, entertainment, lifestyle, sports, etc.
    • Photography to accompany stories or to be used as stand-alone items
    • Multi-platform reporting
    • Writing quick web versions of breaking news stories for
    • Coverage of some early morning and evening assignments as needed




    • Post-secondary degree or diploma in journalism
    • 5 years of newspaper experience is a MUST
    • Newspaper experience as a photographer an asset
    • Strong reporting skills
    • Strong grasp of all areas of news and feature writing
    • Well versed in CP style
    • Ability to work to tight deadlines
    • Must be an assertive self-starter with own vehicle
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Experience editing copy for print and digital
    • Experience using social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook


    Metro is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process to applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require an accommodation during this process, please inform Metro of your requirements.

    Original posting here.

  • Join the CFU

    When you are a member of the CFU you become part of an organization of freelancers which together can:

    To be a member of the union, you need to submit yearly membership dues of $125. You can do that in a number of ways:

    • Use the form to the left to pay a full year's dues with your credit card. (We are unable to offer a payment plan at this time.)
    • Send an Interac Money Transfer by email. Put your name and email in the message to: interac [@]
    • Send a cheque to this address along with your name and email:

    Unifor Canadian Freelance Union
    27331 43rd Ave.
    Aldergrove BC, V4W 1R9



  • Several Positions at VICE Media


     Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:

    VICE provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, creed, colour, religion, gender, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military status, veteran status, and any other classification protected by law. For questions or concerns please contact

    For vice employment consideration, please send to

    Or you can mail your information to:

    Human Resources Department 
    78 Mowat Avenue 
    Toronto, ON 
    M6K 3K9

    No phone calls please.

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Rebecca Rose 553.20sc
Toronto-based and Nova Scotia born, unionized freelance writer, editor, consultant, facilitator, and speaker. A queer, feminist, with extensive experience organizing within the student and labour movements and queer and trans communities.
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