J-SOURCE seeks new Editor-in-Chief

J-Source, yo!

J-Source, yo!

The Canadian Journalism Project is looking for a new EiC. It’s a part-time assignment, honorarium is paid at the end of each year, currently standing at $7500. Job to start December 1st of this year, application deadline August 14th.

From the release:

After three years as Editor-in-Chief of J-Source.ca, Ivor Shapiro plans to step down in December, and the search for his replacement has begun. An editor’s statement and job description outline the EIC’s responsibilities and compensation. Deadline for applications is August 14; start date is December 1. Applications should be submitted to selectioncommittee AT j-source.ca.

J-Source.ca is a website project of the CJF in collaboration with leading journalism schools and organizations across Canada. It provides a source of journalism news, research, commentary, advice, discussion and resources. Read more about J-Source at its About page.

From the Job Description:

Editor-in-chief, J-Source.ca (part-time)
Time requirement: average of 10 hours / week
Compensation: teaching release or honorarium of $7,500/year (payable January 2010)
Application close date: August 14, 2009
Start date: December 1, 2009
Term: 2 years (renewable contract after the first year)

The Canadian Journalism Project (CJP) seeks to make an impact on the quality of
journalism in Canada. CJP, a project of the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) in
collaboration with leading Canadian universities and the Canadian Association of
Journalists, manages the CJP websites in English (J-Source.ca) and French (ProjetJ.ca),
which provide information and commentary about Canadian journalism and facilitate a
national conversation about the pursuit of journalistic excellence.
The websites serve as a hub for journalists, journalism educators and members of the
public who are interested in journalistic excellence, and reach out to multiple institutions,
communities, and practitioners. Editorial content includes news, opinions, advice,
resources and discussion about journalism, with a focus on Canada. The sites have the
potential to help effect systemic improvement within and across news organizations, and
to assist in the education of tomorrow’s journalists.
Reporting to the CJP management committee, the editor-in-chief of J-Source.ca will lead
the editorial team, provide editorial direction for the English website and ensure the
overall quality of the site.
Specific Responsibilities:
􀂃 Provide editorial oversight of the entire content of J-Source.ca, in collaboration
with section editors
􀂃 Anticipate upcoming editorial opportunities and ensure plans are in place; identify
gaps in coverage
􀂃 Manage the associate editor, a full-time staff person
􀂃 Conduct weekly (more if required) discussions with the associate editor regarding
new content
􀂃 Supervise the assigning of content by the associate editor
􀂃 Provide advice to section editors
􀂃 Provide oversight of contributing editors
􀂃 Chair quarterly editorial meetings
􀂃 Evaluate and ensure effectiveness of editorial team
􀂃 Work with editors to seek out new contributors
􀂃 Attend, as required, CJP management committee meetings
􀂃 Evaluate content on a regular basis

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