Captain Scott Legacy Society (Journalist Volunteer – Captain Scott Legacy Society, the “Good News Channel”)

Organization Name: Captain Scott Legacy Society
Opportunity Title: Journalist Volunteer – Captain Scott Legacy Society, the “Good News Channel”
Category: Communications / Marketing / Media
Commitment: Less than 6 months, 6 months to 1 year, Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: May 13, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2021

Email: captainscottlegacy@gmail.com
Website: http://www.captainscott.ca
Details:
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
Opportunity Description:

Mission: To encourage and promote volunteerism and serve the under-recognized and under-served communities through recognition and awards.

About: Captain Scott Legacy Society is established in 2021 to recognize the under-recognized individuals and organizations making a positive difference through community support, social impact initiatives, helping seniors, and supporting youth. 

What we do: Recognize the altruistic acts of humanity and create the possibility of some form of permanent records of their achievements. Such as Captain Scott awards recognition, celebration events, the “Good News” journalism, and publishing (Online, print).

Opportunity

Job brief: We are looking for an enthusiastic Journalist to contribute in the publication of timely and accurate news. The successful candidate will be a skilled writer with a passion for the job capable of both informing and entertaining our readers.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research to uncover interesting and significant news
  • Gather, corroborate and interpret data
  • Interview key persons (nominees, referrals, sources etc.) to obtain more information
  • Use findings to construct a well-written article
  • Retain awareness of the readers’ point of view
  • Obtain first-hand information by being present in happenings
  • Receive assignments or investigate news leads/tips
  • Comply with the moral code of the profession
  • Maintain notes and audio recordings
  • Partner with other journalists, editors, producers etc
  • Establish contacts and sources for use in future research
  • Keep abreast on developments by studying papers, news, attending events etc.

Requirements:

  • Proven working experience as a Journalist
  • Portfolio of published articles, digital media, or newscasts
  • Ability to follow strict deadlines and fast-check information
  • Current knowledge of headlines
  • Computer proficiency (MS Office, digital editing, web search, databases)
  • Excellent communication and networking skills along with an aptitude in extracting information
  • Good observation and deduction skills
  • Integrity and morality
  • Degree in journalism or relevant field

How to apply? 

If you have any questions about the role or would like to apply, please email your resume and a cover letter (optional) or a brief introduction on why you are interested in the position to captainscottlegacy@gmail.com. 

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