RELX Group Digital Reporter in Toronto, Ontario

Digital Reporter

Description

Digital Reporter

Toronto

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

  • Story conception

  • Writing breaking and daily news items

  • Creating headlines and other copy

  • Find and nurture new sources

Qualifications

  • 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:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision

  • Pension Plan

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid Vacation Days

  • Paid Personal Leave Days

  • Paid Stat Holidays

  • Two Paid Volunteer Days

  • Summer Hours

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