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Freelance Indigenous Reporters

Job IDB5-8E-28-08-18-7A
LocationSimcoe, Muskoka, Parry Sound
Date Posted2022-09-20
Posted Until2023-03-19
Job TypeFreelance
Job CategoryCreative Media and Writers
Metroland is looking for enthusiastic and curious freelance Indigenous reporters with a passion for storytelling and interest in community journalism.

Cover community news related to First Nations, Metis and Urban Indigenous peoples on or near the First Nations of Wahta, Moose Deer Point, Shawanaga, Wasauksing, Magnetawan, Henvey Inlet, Nipissing, Dokis, Rama and Beausoleil on Christian, Beckwith and Hope Islands.

Your reporting and researching skills will result in engaging content for print, web and social media, with a focus on Indigenous Peoples and communities. Coverage could include profiles of individuals and their accomplishments; stories on health, social, economic and infrastructure issues facing local communities; and information pieces that will serve to educate our readers.

Are you a motivated self-starter with insatiable curiosity and an appetite for information? Are you eager to learn and share your knowledge with others? Can you bring together information and ideas to produce straightforward yet compelling text and create eye-catching photos? Do you have a talent for telling stories in written form, and an eye for the stories that need to be told? Share your knowledge of your community, its accomplishments and inform Indigenous and non-Indigenous readers alike.

The freelance opportunities and reporting are funded by the Government of Canada through its Local Journalism Initiative.

With newspapers including the Alliston Herald, Barrie Advance, Bradford and West Gwillimbury Topic, Collingwood Connection, Innisfil Journal, Midland/Penetanguishene Mirror, Orillia Today, Stayner/Wasaga Sun, Parry Sound North Star, Bracebridge Examiner, Gravehurst Banner, Huntsville Forester, Almaguin News, Metroland is the trusted source for local news and information. Metroland Media is owned by Torstar. Metroland's team of award-winning journalists produce 70 weekly and six daily newspapers as well as 25-plus websites.

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We strive to be a leader in building and cultivating an employee community framed around fairness, support and opportunity. We believe that what makes us different, makes a difference. And as a team, the diversity of our backgrounds, interests and experiences is what enriches our work, and our workplaces. We welcome all, and we strive for an inclusive culture that allows individual growth and shared success.

Torstar Group of Companies is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment process ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Ontario Human Rights Code we will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling the interview of your requirements.
Start DateImmediately
How To Applyplease send your resume, cover letter and writing samples to:
For Moon River Metis and First Nations of Wahta, Moose Deer Point, Shawanaga, Wasauksing, Magnetawan, Henvey Inlet, Nipissing or Dokis and surrounding areas, contact managing editor Pamela Steel at

For Barrie South Simcoe Metis and First Nations of Rama, Beausoleil Island and surrounding areas please contact managing editor Adam Martin-Robbins at Or give us a call. Reach Adam at 905-265-4147 and Pamela at 705- 647-576-8374.

Candidates are asked to self-identify as First Nations, Inuit, or Métis.