We're hiring a News and Features Reporter
Why It Matters
The world is changing more quickly and more dramatically than ever before. We're looking for a journalist to join us who is passionate and curious about) how economic and societal changes are affecting non-profits, charities, social enterprises, and philanthropic foundations today, and finds these topics as intriguing as they are consequential.
ABOUT FUTURE OF GOOD
Future of Good is a fast-growing digital publication covering Canada’s social impact world. Our readers are changemakers working in non-profits, social enterprise, global development, social finance, philanthropy, cooperatives, corporate citizenship and public sector from across the country. We equip them with news, insights, analysis, and commentary so they can stay informed, stay knowledgeable and make brave choices in a new era of impact. We are a growing team of ambitious, curious and passionate folks dedicated to helping changemakers flourish.
ABOUT THE ROLE
As a news and features reporter, your responsibilities would include both pitching stories and taking assignments, working closely with our editor. You’ll provide in-depth insights, analysis, and reporting, covering a range of topics such as social policy, social justice, tech for good, social services, future of work, social finance, and more.
A new era of impact is emerging. Social impact is decolonizing. It’s becoming actively anti-racist, not just passively inclusive. It’s moving to the online world. It’s being funded in entirely new ways. It’s becoming data-conscious. It’s incorporating climate justice, not as an afterthought, but as a central mandate. Social justice is becoming essential to social policy. Developing fresh ways to look at these news, solutions and developments, and translating them into interesting, provocative medium-form articles is the creative challenge of this role. You’ll write news stories on tight deadlines to keep our audience of changemakers informed and up to date.
The ideal candidate will embody an entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for social justice and social impact, as well as embrace Future of Good’s mission and have the following skills:
- Experience covering and constant curiosity about all things social impact or social justice related
- Demonstrated ability to research, report, write, and edit a range of in-depth stories and to spot important stories and trends
- Strong interviewing skills
- Proven attention to detail on fact checking and copy editing
- Experience in using different digital formats in storytelling
- Positive attitude and ability to thrive in high-pressure startup environments
- A minimum of 2-3 years of experience contributing (full-time or freelance) for a print or digital publication(s), preferably in a newsroom or magazine
Type: Full-time, permanent, 37.5 hours a week
Location: Anywhere in Canada.
Compensation: Salary range for this role is $50,000-60,000. We have a comprehensive benefits package, 5 weeks paid vacation, unlimited health days, Fridays off in summer, and plenty of opportunities for professional development and mentorship.
To apply please submit a resume, three to five samples of your journalistic work (published or unpublished), and two pitches for stories you’d like to write for Future of Good (see our pitching guidelines here).
Please send your resume, published writing links and pitches to Kylie Adair at email@example.com.
Deadline: June 24th, 2022