Freelance Reporter-Photographer wanted

Now Hiring Freelance Reporter-Photographer
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Hometown News is a leading community media provider covering Lanark and Northern Leeds Grenville Counties. Our team is growing and we have an opening for a Freelance Reporter-Photographer. This is an ideal position for a retired journalist or someone looking for flexibility in their job. This is a part-time freelance position based in Smiths Falls with opportunity to turn into full time position.


  • Covering regular meetings of council, breaking news, feature stories
  • Sourcing and producing interesting and local newsworthy stories and features, along with  compelling images for print and digital publications.
  • Produce engaging content for website and social media including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written skills (Canadian Press Style).
  • Familiar with Microsoft Word, Gmail and Google Calendar
  • Competent with Social Media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and possess online posting skills
  • Superior photography skills with an “eye” for capturing dynamic images.
  • Required to travel throughout our coverage area to cover events and stories
  • Availability outside of “Typical” work hours including evenings and weekends.
  • Regular communication and coordination with the Managing Editor, Copy Editor and Graphics Team

Key Accountabilities

  • Diploma or Degree in Journalism or relevant experience.
  • Strong Attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and a “nose for news”
  • Self-starter with the ability to exercise solid judgment.
  • Ideal candidate is actively involved in their community and cares about their community and matters affecting it.
  • Must have access to a reliable vehicle and valid driver’s licence.
  • Must have reliable laptop computer, appropriate digital camera and cell phone with data coverage.
  • Effective organizational skills, ability to manage time and prioritize tasks appropriately.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven and demanding environment.

To apply, please send your resume, along with writing samples and a brief cover note explaining why you are interested in working with us to

We thank all those who apply, but regret that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.