Jobs at The Bench News

Freelance Reporter

The Bench News has a position open for one or more freelance reporters for regular but contract work to cover local news stories of interest for use on The Bench News website and associated social media properties. Work is piecemeal. Preference is for candidate to be local to Western Niagara communities including Grimsby, Lincoln and West Lincoln.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Journalism diploma or degree or communications training relevant reporting and writing experience.
  • Will also consider reporters registered in college or university level journalism or communications programs.
  • Previous experience writing for other publications.
  • Self starter.
  • Ability to generate own story ideas.

Availability:

Casual but regular assignments.
Set your own hours.
We might ask you to write 2 to 5 stories per week.

Payment:
Biweekly or monthly payment upon invoice.
Rate: $35 per 500 word piece, plus $8/photo used.

Interested?
Contact Andy Walker at editor@benchnews.ca and outline experience interest and provide sample of your writing.


Freelance Web Photographer

The Bench News is seeking a freelance photographer for regular but contract work to shoot local images of interest for use on The Bench News website and associated social media properties. Work is piecemeal. Preference is for candidate to be local to Western Niagara communities including Grimsby, Lincoln and West Lincoln.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Demonstrate the ability to shoot news-related photography of community events, weather, people, businesses, and local news.
  • Previous experience shooting news-related photography and/or video clips.
  • Ideal position for photo enthusiast, journalism or communications student, or retired journalist.
  • Must own equipment that can shoot high-quality well-composed photos.
  • Must be able to curate, crop and upload selected images to the Internet via our image portal.
  • Self starter.

Availability:

Casual but regular assignments.
Set own hours.
We might ask you to shoot 5 to 10 images each week to start.

Payment:
Biweekly or month payment upon invoice.
Rate: $8/accepted image.

Interested?
Contact Andy Walker at editor@benchnews.ca and outline experience interest and provide sample of your photos.