The Gleaner is a historic community newspaper founded in 1863 in the Chateauguay Valley of southwest
Quebec. After closure in 2018, it has now been re‐launched as a community‐owned social
enterprise and is seeking a journalist to provide content for the pages of weekly print and online
versions. The position will require the publication of news, information and feature stories in English,
along with accompanying photo and video complements for print and digital distribution. The candidate
should have excellent English language skills, especially written, as well as being able to read and
communicate in French. The position is a one year paid internship through the Young Canada Works at
Building Careers in English and French (graduates) with the possibility of renewal.
• Location: Ormstown, Quebec
• Wage: $20.00/hour, 35 hours/week
• Start Date: anytime July 2019 (flexible)
• End Date: June 30, 2020
The position will require the journalist to:
• plan weekly assignments and feature stories, assemble information about topics to report on
• carry out and record interviews
• edit interviews and prepare articles and feature stories
• archive digital materials
• translate materials as necessary
• other duties related to publishing as assigned
• Have completed studies or possess sufficient background in communications, journalism, or
other related fields.
• Be able to write news and features, conduct interviews, and cover events in English (in French as
well will be an asset) and have the capacity to communicate verbally and read well in French.
• Be conversant with computerized operations such as Gdrive, Word, email, Internet, publication
software, photo editing and management.
• Have a valid driver’s license and a car
This is an exciting entry level position for a young person interested in a career in community media,
who is well‐organized, able to work with minimal supervision and has a go‐getter attitude.
This position is conditional on official approval for funding from Young Canada Works (imminent).
Candidates must be eligible for the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in English and French
(graduates), eligibility criteria are listed here.
For more information, please contact
Hugh Maynard, Executive Director