Job Posting: Editor, rabble.ca
Contract: 24 hours per week
Location: Canada (virtual office)
Are you a Canadian news junkie who knows the keyboard is more powerful than the sword? Do you understand the power of media in making political and social change, and want to do something about the need for a powerful, alternative, progressive media voice in Canada? If this sounds like you, read on.
For 15 years, rabble.ca has been Canada's leading non-profit, independent, progressive news site. rabble is seeking a dynamic Editor to direct and oversee day-to-day news and features; to contribute their voice to the site; to curate our home page; and to foster community, interactivity and promotion of key thematic content across the site and our social media platforms.
Canadian media is in a time of great flux which presents independent media with unique opportunities and challenges: we are seeking an Editor who is passionate about the future of news, enthusiastic about taking up the challenge of transforming how news is done, and keen to position rabble.ca in a changing media landscape.
In addition to being the senior editorial voice on the website, this senior editorial member is responsible for rabble's "news and features" section -- including assigning, editing and publishing news, interviews, and special thematic features, videos, photographs and graphics, polls, as well as responding to editorial inquiries on behalf of the website, and overseeing staff writers and contributing editors. Broadly, the Editor deploys rabble's editorial vision and strategies, and is one of rabble's spokespersons.
The Editor works closely with the Managing Editor and Publisher, in collaboration with all members of rabble's editorial team, including volunteers and interns.
More details, including how to apply, are available here. The deadline for applications is November 4, 2016.
Photo: Cam Miller/flickr
Thank you for reading this story…
More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all, while striving to make it sustainable as well. Media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our main supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help. You are what keep us sustainable.
rabble.ca has staked its existence on you. We live or die on community support -- your support! We get hundreds of thousands of visitors and we believe in them. We believe in you. We believe people will put in what they can for the greater good. We call that sustainable.
So what is the easy answer for us? Depend on a community of visitors who care passionately about media that amplifies the voices of people struggling for change and justice. It really is that simple. When the people who visit rabble care enough to contribute a bit then it works for everyone.
And so we’re asking you if you could make a donation, right now, to help us carry forward on our mission. Make a donation today.