The Media Co-op is Hiring: Halifax Editor

Oct 24, 2011

The Media Co-op is Hiring: Halifax Editor

The Media Co-op is hiring!

We're looking for a local editor to co-ordinate coverage and work with contributors and Media Co-op members in Halifax.

The Halifax Local Editor will bottom-line development of content from Halifax and will contribute to developing national content along with the other members of the Media Co-op editorial collective. The editor will also work to develop strong links with various communities across Nova Scotia, but especially in Halifax, including members of the Halifax Media Co-op. The Editor will also be responsible for fundraising tasks, including soliciting advertisers, obtaining grants, and broadening the co-op’s membership base.


  • Aid in editorial decision-making
  • Correspond with writers and edit their work
  • Work in conjunction with Nat'l Fundarising & Membership coordinator on issues of outreach and fundraising
  • Work in conjunction with Nat'l Ed't Coordinator in:
    • developing posting schedule
    • training volunteer editors
    • publishing print issue of The Dominion
  • Updating Dominion & Media Co-op websites
  • Stay in contact with local editorial collective


  • Editing and writing experience
  • Fundraising experience
  • Familiarity with office admin software (word processing, spreadsheets)
  • Experience with web publishing tools and social media an asset
  • Experience with design & desktop publishing software an asset
  • Commitment to social justice
  • Commitment to alternative/independent media
  • Able to work autonomously
  • Strong ties with and knowledge of the various communities and organizations in Halifax
  • Experience in organizations with consensus decision-making an asset
  • Experience working with the Halifax Media Co-op an asset

This is a 10hr/week permanent position located in Halifax.   Salary is $10.25/hr. The position is virtual; candidates must have access to a computer and internet connection.

To apply, please submit a cover letter (no more than 400 words) and CV to with HALIFAX LOCA L EDITOR in the subject line by 5pm AST on October 28th, 2011. Interviews will take place early in November, with a projected starting date of December 1.

The Media Co-op has an employment equity policy in effect. People from marginalized communities, including women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, Deaf people, gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, two-spirited people, transgendered and transsexual people, and working class people are especially encouraged to apply. Please indicate in your cover letter if you would like to be considered for employment equity.