RELX Group Digital Reporter in Toronto, Ontario
LexisNexis offers a market-leading range of vital information and powerful tools for all kinds of legal professionals. We are a Canadian subsidiary of a strong multi-billion $ revenue multi-national organization. We have one foot in the long and proud history of legal publishing, and the other in today’s exciting world of informatics, big data, artificial intelligence, and technology-enabled professional work. LexisNexis has a strong brand in Canada that we are using to bring an unprecedented portfolio of new products to market. Our Toronto office is brand new and located just north of the DVP & the 401.
LexisNexis Canada is looking for two experienced daily news digital reporters to join our leading legal publishing team in the Toronto office.
Potential Start date: Monday, January 9, 2017
With a strong background in daily news coverage, you will source, write and create content for an online resource, social media and newsletters, bringing our products to life across all digital platforms.
Our ideal candidate is a self-starter comfortable with developing and owning a beat, sourcing stories and writing accurately to tight deadlines.
Reporting to the digital content lead, the reporters will participate in all aspects of the website’s daily content, including
Pitch, report and write stories about the Canadian legal industry
Verify news and other copy for accuracy
Arrange and conduct interviews as part of research for multimedia
Writing breaking and daily news items
Creating headlines and other copy
Find and nurture new sources
Experience or an interest in the Canadian legal industry is a huge asset … but enthusiasm to learn and develop a daily beat is very key
Five years’ experience working full-time in an editorial capacity in a media organization or as a successful freelance writer
Excellent reporting and writing skills, with a creative approach to story ideas, headlines and copy and a sharp eye for grammar and proofreading
Degree in journalism is preferred … but on-the-job experience and “street smarts” go a long way too
Proven sound editorial judgement
Demonstrated ability to originate coverage on developing news stories and features
Excellent communication skills, highly organized and self-motivated
Able to handle multiple stories and maintain creativity in a tight, deadline-oriented environment
Previous newsroom experience is an asset
Working knowledge of (and experience in using) social media is an asset
Experience in using content management systems an asset … or a quick learner
Sound knowledge of Canadian Press style
An excellent command of the English language
Photography and videography skills are also an asset
Own transport would be beneficial
These are full-time positions based in our office in Toronto, Ontario. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
Competitive salary plus comprehensive benefits package to include:
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Vacation Days
Paid Personal Leave Days
Paid Stat Holidays
Two Paid Volunteer Days
LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK], LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 18,000 employees worldwide.
In Canada, LexisNexis serves professionals in law firms, corporations, government and academic institutions, providing them with total solutions that serve professionals’ changing needs and help them achieve excellence.
LexisNexis Canada Inc. is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.
Primary Location NA-CAN-Ontario-Toronto
Req ID: LN 002DJ