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RankandFile.ca is seeking a writer/organizer located in western or northern Canada (BC, AB, SK, MB and the Territories) for a six month position. The new hire will work closely with our editorial team to both produce new content for the website and develop new contacts, writers and readers. The new hire will be expected to produce at least one original news story a month, participate in monthly writers meetings, solicit stories from local activists and signup readers to our weekly email list.
We are looking for an individual who is dedicated and hard-working, well organized, and who has an understanding of the labour movement. The successful candidate will be motivated, have a demonstrated ability to manage their limited time and work independently. The ability to draft news stories in a timely and efficient manner is essential.
The ultimate goal of this position is to help RankandFile.ca grow as an organization.
At least 1 labour news story a month
Solicit stories from local activists
Collect emails at actions, public meetings, and other events
Develop local labour contacts
Participate in monthly writers meeting
Distribution of R&F swag
Familiarity with unions and the labour movement generally
Ability to write and research news stories
Ability to work independently
Strong time-management skills
Basic understanding of social media platforms and Google file sharing
Basic understanding of web publishing software WordPress (not required but appreciated)
This is a 6 month contract that pays 1000 dollars (expected workload is roughly 10 hours a month)
RankandFile.ca will consider all applications, but priority will be given to candidates who identify as a member of an equity seeking group.
How to apply
Please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 13, 2015 at 5pm EST. Use job application as the email subject line.