The primary magazine you will be writing for and editing is Canadian auto dealer: www.canadianautodealer.ca

This role is based in our Markham (Ontario) head office.

The writing mix includes, but is not limited to:

  • Feature stories / articles for magazines;
  • Blog and social media posts, including posting to social channels;
  • Script writing for video projects and digital signage;
  • News and event coverage;
  • Copy editing;
  • Website writing;
  • Press release writing;
  • Advertorial writing;
  • Conducting interviews by phone / and in-person;
  • Limited photography, such as when covering events and trade shows;
  • Attending client-facing meetings as required to discuss project details.

You will work with a team of experienced and skilled freelancers. In this capacity you will:

  • Assign writing work;
  • Manage deadlines;
  • Edit submitted copy.

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in journalism or a related field;
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience writing across a range of platforms, and both long and short form copy;
  • Exceptional writing skills are a must. This role involves tackling a wide range of writing and creative challenges;
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic. We work in a busy and deadline-driven environment, and we love making a difference.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with automotive industry knowledge.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with French language proficiency.

The Company: Universus

We combine traditional editorial, journalism and design skills with capabilities in new media, branded content and custom media. Printed magazines, video, targeted e-newsletters, custom microsites, in-person events, interactive digital media, and social media campaigns are some of the many ways in which we engage audiences and drive results.

Our team includes strategists, writers, designers, videographers, motion graphics artists, photographers, account managers and business developers. We’re a young and highly collaborative team that is focused on innovation and results.

Please send applications to Niel Hiscox at nhiscox@universusmedia.com, and indicate magazine editor in the subject line.

Why Join our Team?

At Universus we do things differently. Our focus is on innovation, the client experience and the message. We have a no-nonsense management style. If you have an idea, then take it to who needs to hear it. When we talk about something moving up the food chain, we are talking about which caterer will be supplying food at our next social lunch.

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