The Mainstreeter is looking for a new editor

The Board of Directors of the Mainstreeter Community Newspaper are currently recruiting a new Editor-in-chief to begin in summer 2017. This is a home-based volunteer position for a resident of Old Ottawa East. An honorarium of up to $1,000 per issue is available.

The Old Ottawa East neighbourhood is experiencing exciting and unprecedented change, and as Editor-in-chief of the Mainstreeter, you will have the opportunity to ensure there is a strong voice and an independent source of news and opinion for our growing community.

Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, motivate, support and manage the team of community volunteer reporters to publish a hard-copy newspaper every two months and provide content for the Mainstreeter web site.
  • Work collaboratively with and provide direction to the Advertising Manager, Graphic Designer and Accounts Manager.

Skills Required:

  • Practical experience or formal training in journalism, or in the publishing/production of printed materials
  • Ability to delegate responsibilities and to work cooperatively with volunteers to meet deadlines
  • Strong writing, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of the Old Ottawa East community

Assets (desirable, but not required):

  • Experience recruiting and managing volunteers.
  • Experience coordinating projects or initiatives.
  • Experience in financial management and in working under a non-profit Board of Directors.
  • Ability to communicate in French

Candidates may contact Steven Begg, Chair, Old Ottawa East Mainstreeter Board of Directors, at chair@mainstreeter.ca.

Thank you for your interest!

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