Writer, Opinion Editorial (OpEd)
Sympatico.ca - Toronto, ON

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Sympatico.ca is looking for new contributors for our soon-to-be-relaunched Op Ed section.

Successful applicants possess the following skills:

  • Masterful command of the English language
  • Proven track record writing column-style articles for a major publication
  • Keen story-telling abilities
  • Demonstrably adept at writing opinion-based articles that use relevant quotes and citations to support the author’s position
  • Comfort with a wide variety of topics
  • Flexible and responsive to tight timelines and shifting priorities

Additionally, the contributor should be able to submit samples of their writing that exhibit some of the qualities that we are looking for in our Opinion articles. Specifically:

  • Humour and irreverence
  • Informative
  • Entertaining
  • Lifestyle-oriented
  • Friendly

Finally, the candidate must be a Canadian citizen, currently living in Canada.

Compensation to be commensurate with experience.
Start date: December 7, 2012, for an indefinite engagement.
Successful candidates will be expected to submit TWO articles of between 500-650 words per week, as scheduled by the OpEd editor.

This is a work-from-home position.

Be sure to include:
- Full contact info
- At least TWO samples of your writing, but no more than FOUR. These samples must illustrate your capabilities as described above.
- Compensation expectations

Only successful applicants will be contacted initially.


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