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Editor-in-Chief, Toronto, Ontario

The Northern Miner Full-Time  Anywhere 30 Jul 2019

Job Description

Position:  Editor-in-Chief, Toronto, Ontario

The Northern Miner has an immediate opportunity for an Editor-in-Chief. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to explore and experience many aspects of a fast growing North American business.

Job Description:  Reporting to the Group Publisher, The Northern Miner Group (A division of Glacier Media).

The Northern Miner, a biweekly newspaper specializing in the global mining industry, has a position open in Toronto for an experienced editorial professional with a strong knowledge of the mining, mineral exploration and investment industries.

We are seeking an Editor-in-Chief to work full time managing all facets of the editorial process. This position is available immediately.

Duties and Responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • Managing the editorial vision and direction of the newspaper
  • Directing all facets of the editorial department, including a staff of four people
  • Delegating assignments and writing industry-related editorials, news and feature stories
  • Working with creative department staff to coordinate layout and production
  • Planning and managing the production of quality editorial content for The Northern Miner website and newspaper.
  • Ensuring efficient and timely flow of editorial content, and meeting all deadlines without fail
  • Generating, developing and researching story ideas
  • Assigning articles and managing the work of outside contributors
  • Keeping informed of industry issues by attending conferences, seminars and other mining and investment-related events
  • Copy editing and proofreading


The successful candidate will have a sound knowledge of the mining, exploration and financial markets and possess a relevant university degree in geology and/or mining engineering. Demonstrated success in an editorial capacity, with emphasis on writing and editing, and knowledge of the production process will be definite assets. Strong communication and organizational skills in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment are essential.

  • Minimum 5 years experience in editorial capacity
  • Excellent research, reporting, writing and editing abilities
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of the production process
  • Proficiency with desktop publishing software
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills in a deadline-driven environment
  • Journalism degree would be an asset
  • Occasional travel may be required

Job Type:  Permanent full-time.

The Northern Miner welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Next Steps:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a resume, cover letter and two writing samples to

Closing Date:  August 14, 2019

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