03 January 2011

Job Opening: Writer and Researcher for Free the Children (Canada)

Post date: 03 January 2011
Writer and Researcher

We are looking for someone who can work in collaboration with our senior leadership team to help them produce quality articles and related materials for various publications and media projects. The position requires all facets of journalism, from researching and interviewing to writing. Sometimes the articles the writer and researcher will produce will bebased on experiences abroad of our senior leadership team and at other times they will be analyses of international political, social and development issues.

The ideal candidate will have strong writing abilities, impeccable research and interview skills and a firm understanding of journalistic practices. The position is based out of the Free The Children office in Toronto. A minimum two-year commitment is expected with a negotiable salary and health benefits. Opportunities for housing accommodations are also available. The position is available as soon as possible.


• Research, interview sources, write and edit articles for print publications and/or scripts for short
videos and small segments on television
• Monitor news media and keep informed of current affairs and development issues
• Work closely with senior writing team to brainstorm ideas and review content
• Adapt to current voice and style

Skill set:

• Excellent writing skills and an ability to write both column-length and feature stories
• Good research and reporting skills
• Good journalistic intuition and the ability to build on suggestions provided
• Must be able to work with limited guidance.
• Editing experience


• Strong knowledge of current affairs, political and social issues
• Hold a bachelor’s degree in journalism or equivalent work experience
• Background, education and/or 2-3 experience with writing for a newspaper or magazine or related experience
• Strong organizational and communication skills
• Able to meet demanding deadlines, producing high quality work and project a positive attitude
• Superior written and oral communication skills, with excellent command of the English language
• Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
• Willing to be a dedicated member of the Free The Children team with a positive and flexible attitude.

Free The Children sincerely thanks all those who apply; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. Free The Children supports the principles and practices of diversity.
Please include writing samples. Résumés without samples will not be reviewed.

Rann Sharma
Free The Children
233 Carlton St
Toronto , ON M5A 2L2
Tel: (416) 925-5894

For questions about current opportunities, please contact our director of human resources, Rann Sharma at resumes@freethechildren.com.

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