Business Writer/Editor, Victoria

Editorial · Victoria, British Columbia
Department Editorial
Employment Type Full-Time
Compensation DOE, starting at $50,000

When it comes to innovation, you know what you’re talking about. Whether it’s AI, agri-tech, green tech, you know who the big players are in Victoria and you can name drop the founders leading those firms. You can easily ramble off the hottest startups that were born in Victoria and the innovators that are on to the next big thing. You're connected to the community and know where to get all the info on the latest funding announcements, IPOs, acquisitions, and more. 


The opportunity:

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who is passionate about tech and innovation news in Victoria, and can work in a fast-paced, start-up environment. Having the ability to wear multiple hats is important, as is a can-do attitude! Although previous journalism experience is an asset, so too is personal knowledge of the local tech and innovation ecosystem.


This is a full-time, remote opportunity to be a part of a fast-growing media organization that’s dedicated to connecting audiences and growing communities.


About you:

  • You know how to write and edit content and have experience with a print/online publication or as a communication professional.
  • You have a strong interest and knowledge in the local tech and innovation landscape in Greater Victoria and across Vancouver Island.
  • You have demonstrated digital media knowledge and expertise, including understanding of native content, content marketing, and social media best practices and tactics.
  • You have the ability to critically analyze, contextualize, and question information, opinions, and data.
  • You have a growth mindset, with a commitment to continuous improvement of organizational processes.
  • You have excellent communication, presentation, organizational, and people leadership skills.
  • You’re able to give and take feedback in the pursuit of better reporting.
  • You have a strong understanding of journalism ethics and moral underpinnings of those ethics.
  • You know how to use WordPress and similar CMS platforms, and ActiveCampaign or a similar ESP.
  • You have some photography and image design skills.


In this role you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Produce a weekly newsletter helping readers understand the local people, ideas, and technologies shaping their community and world.
  • Write in-depth, longform stories and profiles on change makers and developments in tech and innovation.
  • Conduct interviews and attend events, taking photos, videos, and audio recordings as necessary.
  • Build and maintain relationships with industry professionals, including peers at other publications, PR/marketing reps, and professional services firms.
  • Keep up to date with technology, business, and political news and events happening around the city and province.
  • Help grow the publication to become the leading voice in the region for tech and innovation news.


Perks of working with us:

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision benefits.
  • Full-time position with a competitive compensation package.
  • Flexible work hours and vacation policy.
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture.


Who we are: 

Overstory Media Group is an independent media company that delivers high-quality, fact-based journalism and storytelling to the communities we’re in. At OMG our goal is to empower communities – connected by geography, industry, or interest – with information delivered by the people within them.

 

We do this by identifying journalists, creators, and existing brands who share in this belief and provide tools, resources, and financial support to help them create in their communities.


Today we have 10 community brands across Canada under our umbrella. We plan to continue building – by 2023 we will add 250 people to our headcount and launch 50 new community brands. Some of the newsletter-based journalism outlets we’ve built to date include Capital Daily, Vancouver Tech Journal, Burnaby Beacon, and Fraser Valley Current.


We encourage you to apply even if you don't have every single aspect of the job description. We value grit and intelligence and know that skills can be acquired. We appreciate you applying, however only applicants moving forward will be contacted.


We are an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our mission as a company is to provide an equal opportunity that caters to inclusion and diversity within the workplace and extend our services within the community as a brand. We recognize and value individual differences and are committed to upholding this value to mirror the diversity within our country.


Application closing date: December 31

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  • Location
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Department
    Editorial
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Compensation
    DOE, starting at $50,000