The Logic seeks a planning and copy editor

June 18, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

The Logic is hiring a planning and copy editor to play a key role in our growing newsroom and elevate our coverage of Canadian business and technology.

About The Logic

The Logic is a leading source of business and technology news in Canada, offering subscribers in-depth reporting on the businesses, people and policies that move the country forward.

Founded in 2018, we are backed by the Financial Times, with headquarters in Toronto and bureaus in Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa and Montreal. The Logic’s award-winning original journalism which includes a suite of newsletters and a slate of in-person and virtual events, reaches hundreds of thousands of Canadians and is syndicated to a global audience of financial professionals. Our subscribers are at the centre of everything we do. We believe Canadian journalism has a bright future.

About the role

The editor will help The Logic deliver Canada’s most authoritative and compelling coverage of business and technology. Their job will include playing a leadership role on The Logic’s copy desk, helping manage the flow of work and ensuring the highest standards in copy editing and fact-checking, contributing to copy-editing and fact-checking as needed. They will maintain The Logic’s style guide, in collaboration with senior editors. They will assist in the newsroom’s work to improve representation among its sources. They will work with other editors to maintain the newsroom’s planning calendar. They may play a role in editing The Logic’s growing suite of newsletters.

The ideal candidate will be adept at editing business news copy on deadline. They will be an advocate for the reader, always pushing to make writing clear and concise, and a newsroom diplomat, able to work with colleagues across departments. They will be comfortable editing stories based on numbers and data, and able to support The Logic’s data storytelling, visuals and presentation. And they will be eager to help build a collegial, collaborative, goal-oriented newsroom that treats all its members with respect.

This is a full-time staff job. It is ideally based in Toronto, where The Logic offers a hybrid work arrangement. An exceptional candidate may be based elsewhere in Canada.

What you’ll do:

Manage the workflow of The Logic’s copy desk

Ensure the highest standards in copy editing and fact-checking

Copy-edit and fact-check as needed

Help maintain the newsroom’s style guide

Help improve the diversity of sources on which the newsroom draws

Help maintain the newsroom planning calendar

Assist in editing The Logic’s growing suite of newsletter products

Who you are:

You have strong news judgment, a passion for great journalism and a track record of producing it

You’re adept at editing business news copy on deadline

You are committed to accuracy, excellence and the rigorous pursuit of facts

You are an expert in Canadian Press Style, and edit with precision and style

You’re innovative and comfortable working with a range of writing styles and formats, while promoting diversity of thought and representation in storytelling

You want to contribute to a healthy, inclusive work culture

You’re organized, focused and able to work both independently and collaboratively

You have an adaptive and entrepreneurial mindset

You’re a team player with prior leadership experience who wants to grow with a startup and who will enjoy helping where needed at a dynamic company

To apply, go here.

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