Eastern Canada Correspondent
0.2 - 0.4 FTE
The Eastern Canada Correspondent is responsible for generating article ideas and writing articles with a focus on Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC). The Correspondent is further responsible for contributing quality photos or other images to accompany articles.
The position is based in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, with some travel required to other parts of Ontario and possibly Quebec.
The Correspondent will work remotely (based in Kitchener-Waterloo) using their own equipment. Hours are flexible.
The Correspondent is responsible to the Editor and will work in collaboration with the Managing Editor.
In consultation with the Editor, the Correspondent will provide coverage of people, churches, events and issues within MCEC. These can range from feature articles to news briefs to photo essays. From time to time the Correspondent may also write about broader topics of general interest to Canadian Mennonite readers. The Correspondent will be responsible for delivering roughly 1,000 words worth of quality copy, along with photos, every two weeks, though this will vary as determined through discussions with the editorial team.
The Correspondent will initiate contact with pastors, MCEC staff, church organizations and other church contacts in order to gather story ideas and solicit feedback.
The salary range for this position, at 0.4FTE, is $20,000 to $22,000 annually.
Start date is negotiable. The position is currently vacant.
Applicants should have strong knowledge of, and commitment to, the Mennonite faith community and Canadian Mennonite’s mission. Ideally, they will be active participants in an MCEC congregation.
They should be experienced and skilled in interviewing subjects, conducting background research and writing clean, quality magazine copy. They must be able to generate story ideas and work to deadlines (usually every two weeks).
A journalism degree and/or experience writing for a magazine or newspaper are an asset.
Photography skills are an asset.
Good journalism often arises from good relationships. Applicants should have the ability to form and maintain relationships with a broad range of people within the church, including leaders.
Application deadline: February 10 (Interviews will be conducted by the end of February.)
Send a resumé, cover letter and two to four relevant writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.