Editor, Apple News - Canada (1-year contract position)

Toronto, ON
Canada

Industry
Technology
Degree Required
Yes
Employment Type
Contractor
Work Schedule
Full-Time

Job Description
Weekly Hours: 37.5
Role Number:200365976

The Apple News team is looking for a passionate and knowledgeable Editor to deliver the best in breaking national, global, and local news. This Editor will work with the Canadian editorial team in its mission to deliver News users the most timely and accurate coverage of major events, and will be responsible for monitoring and responding to breaking news. This position may require regular evening and weekend work. This Editor role requires exceptional news judgment, and the ability to build engaging lineups in both English and French that reflect the major stories of the moment. In addition, the Editor should have an appreciation and deep knowledge of feature and service journalism, the skills to maintain professional relationships at major publisher partners, and a sure grasp of the fundamentals of using data to inform journalistic decisions. Experience with the tools and programs that drive digital news environments is a must. This position is a one-year contract and requires weekend and some evening availability.

Key Qualifications

  • Journalistic experience in a newsroom or news aggregation capacity (3+ years).
  • Fluency in French and English.
  • A keen nose for news that informs and moves people.
  • Deep knowledge of the media landscape, even outside of your own preferred outlets or niches.
  • Passion for and understanding of Apple brand and products.
  • Comfortable delivering against tight and sometimes shifting deadlines.
  • Extraordinary social and relationship-building interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with international peers collaboratively across timezones.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously.
  • The ability to use analytics to get great content to the right people at the right time.
  • An ability to analyze and communicate results clearly and effectively to leaders with proficiency in Excel/Numbers and Keynote.
  • You are creative and resourceful and know how to think different.

Description

- Curate local storefronts in both French and English to make sure our customers are presented with an engaging mix of the most relevant news from across the media landscape. - Collaborate with designers, programmers, marketers, and product managers to build amazing user experiences. - Be aware of topical cultural moments and be able to plan and execute on-store featuring of content based on these. - Maintain the Apple tone of voice and branding across our storefronts. - Maintain excellent professional relationships with publisher partners. - Work both independently and collaboratively. - Follow a style guide, and work with content management systems.

 
Job Requirements
Education & Experience

Post-secondary education in journalism, communications, or a related field.
Additional Requirements
This position can be based in Toronto or Montreal.
Fluency in English and French is required. Additional languages are a plus.