The Breach is hiring a Contributing Editor

We’re looking for a writer, accomplished in both editing and journalism, to join our progressive, member-funded outlet. This is a 20 hours per week, six month contract with strong possibility of renewal and transition into a permanent position. 

The pay is $25/hour with full health and dental insurance and three weeks paid vacation. (All senior staff make the same amount.)

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience as a journalist, writer, and editor, be driven to understand power and politics in Canada, and have excellent organizational skills. They will be comfortable assigning, editing, as well as writing articles and assorted copy, with an ability to work well with a highly collaborative team. Experience in writing video or audio scripts is an asset.

The position is remote. 

The Contributing Editor will report to a Managing editor. The responsibilities of this role include:

  • Participate in editorial meetings 
  • Develop story ideas in collaboration with journalists and editors
  • Assess pitches and proposals
  • Edit articles (features, commentary, analysis), including copy-editing and proof-reading
  • Develop and write articles
  • Write or contribute to video scripts
  • Contribute to social media platforms and provide oversight of social copy 


  • Deep writing and editing experience
  • Journalism or policy experience
  • Organizational, relational and logistical skills

Some attributes that are not essential, but desirable:

  • Understanding of French language
  • Some experience in video or audio production

Deadline for applications:

Final deadline November 1, 2021 at 11:59pm. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. 

How to apply: Please send us one pdf document via email which includes:

  • A short cover letter expressing your interest and qualifications
  • Your CV
  • Up to 5 relevant samples of your writing

The subject line should be “The Breach Contributing Editor” and the address:

The Breach does not discriminate based upon race, religion, class, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, or status as an individual with a disability. We believe journalistic work is stronger when it benefits from the knowledge of people who have faced systemic barriers and oppression, and encourage applications from candidates with any of the experiences mentioned above.

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