The Halifax Examiner is looking for an education reporter. This is a full-time contract position from February 15 to May 15, 2015. If this short term contract works out, it might be renewed in the fall.

Duties will include:

• focusing primarily on Halifax-area universities, campus issues, union and administrative politics, campus events, etc.; but possibly also other education-related issues;
• generating story ideas and following through with them;
• writing three to five articles a week, including providing photos.

The ideal candidate will:

• be familiar with the Halifax Examiner, and be able to tackle difficult issues and write provocative copy;
• understand the lay of the land in terms of local universities and be able to hit the ground running;
• be a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision to generate story ideas;
• have time flexibility;
• have access to basic computer and camera equipment, and the internet;
• be able to travel to campuses when needed;
• be able to work with an editor to for assignments and through the rewrite and publication process.

Pay is dependant upon experience.

To apply for this position send a cover letter, resume, three published articles, and three story ideas to by February 5.

Tim Bousquet is the editor and publisher of the Halifax Examiner. Twitter @Tim_Bousquet Mastodon

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    1. I’m finding that my time is getting maxxed out… I may or may not actually hire someone for this– it needs to be a good fit, on lots of levels, and it’s only a short-term position. With what I learn, I might decide to tweak it and re-offer it in the fall, on something like a permanent basis. Figuring this stuff out as I go along.