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Writer, On-Call

Oakville Office, 2655 Bristol Circle, Oakville, Ontario, Canada Req #475
Friday, February 28, 2020

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Job Title:Writer – TWN


Reports to:Managing Editor

Reporting structure is subject to change.

As the Writer you will be responsible for sourcing, writing, editing and posting digital assets – weather, news and video - for all The Weather Network platforms. Using editorial judgment and skills as a journalist, and working closely with broadcast, digital and freelance editorial resources, you will generate news and video assets for audience consumption. In addition, you will be tasked with conceptualizing and delivering an active weather plan that promotes content across all platforms: web, mobile, broadcast. The role will include researching, writing and editing multiple original content items per day while also promoting and growing a weather-specific blog (Your Weather First).



What’s the Day to Day Look Like: 

  • Source and verify digital content for publishing, and that aligns with editorial mandate

  • Write and publish original content to The Weather Network digital

  • Communicate with the Editorial team to receive assignments and coordinate publishing priorities

  • Ensure entire index page is refreshed with new content, articles, galleries & video each shift

  • Within your assigned vertical source and post content from third-party providers

  • Monitor analytics and ensure daily objectives are being met

  • Conduct interviews with sources and experts upon request

  • Closely monitor The Weather Network U.S. social media platforms, make at least 5 posts on each platform per shift, reply to followers, and retweet our meteorologists when necessary

  • Helping to publish and maintain a weather-specific blog

  • Work with the Editorial team to ensure all relevant wire copy and social media promotion is complete

  • Geo-target web content (namely weather content) articles

  • Represent writing content at weather-planning and seasonal forecast planning sessions



Responsibilities and duties may evolve and change over time.


Qualifications ( Must Haves)


  • Excellent news judgment

  • Ability to write headlines, choose photos/videos and package content quickly and accurately in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

  • Knowledge of the weather, the environment and global geography

  • Proven video editing skills using industry-standard video editing solutions

  • Understanding of multiple digital formats and codecs an asset but not required

  • Basic HTML and Photoshop skills and experience with online publishing tools

  • Knowledge of Brightcove an asset but not required

  • Photo and video editing skills an asset

  • Knowledge of the weather, the environment and global geography

  • Social media savvy

  • Team player with the ability to follow direction, as well as work without supervision

  • Excellent organizational skills, strong communication skills

  • Ability to take initiative and effectively prioritize tasks

  • Ability to work a flexible work week - weekend and night work involved


You are Made for This if You…


  • Excellent writing and researching skills

  • Good understanding of website and publishing trends

  • Strong computer knowledge with page building skills

  • Must have initiative

  • Ability to work independently and as a team

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Organized and meticulous about details

  • Flexible (shift work is required)

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We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Agencies, we ask that you please not solicit.

Please note that part of our recruitment and selection process includes references and background checks. Our background checks include criminal, education, and employment checks.

Pelmorex Corp is committed to equity in the workplace.

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What are we about?  We’re the #1 weather company in Canada. We’re about providing current, accurate and detailed weather information. Our website is in the top 5 news sites in Canada and our weather app is the most popular weather app in Canada!
 

Why join us?  Our founder, Pierre Morrissette, has built a culture where you feel like you’re a part of an extended family. People are friendly. People are accessible. People truly care about each other. Together we’re focused on the future and becoming the international leaders in weather information.
 

Perks:  Just a few reasons to join our amazing team include competitive salary and benefits, a casual work environment and summer hours. We offer endless tea and fresh coffee, a busy social calendar of events and proximity to great amenities. We have plenty of free parking and are a few-minutes’ walk to the nearest bus stop.
 

Do you have what it takes?  We’re looking for people who live and breathe our core values; people who have the WOW factor! Who handle themselves with HONESTY & INTEGRITY and through TEAMWORK & COLLABORATION will INSPIRE INNOVATION & DRIVE CHANGE! People who are RESULTS ORIENTED, have a PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE & EXECUTION and through FOCUS & TENACITY challenge the status quo and think outside the box. We’re looking for smart, forward-thinking problem solvers who can ENGAGE PEOPLE with their RESPECT & WIN-WIN attitude. Most of all, we’re looking for people who are passionate about what they do and about the weather. Does this sound like you?

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Oakville Office, 2655 Bristol Circle, Oakville, Ontario, Canada