NextMontreal launched on August 17, 2010. Since then we’ve published 244 articles (including job posts) and we’re not slowing down. We’ve had thousands of visitors and covered stories from super small startups to giant companies across multiple technology sectors. Overall it’s been a success. Patrick Tanguay has been a big part of that success, but he’s going to be leaving NextMontreal in the next month or so to pursue new opportunities. In the meantime he’ll still be involved and producing some great stories and helping out. As a result of his departure, we need to bring on a new Editor / Writer / Site Manager.
The job is definitely a mix bag of stuff. It’s a paid opportunity, and part-time. The pay is dependent on how successful we are at bringing in sponsorship money. The more we bring in, the more we can do, and the more we can pay. The amount of work is also flexible – but I would expect ~1-2 days/week (spread out over a full week). I think there’s room for someone to work on NextMontreal full-time — but we don’t have the budget for that just yet.
In terms of the actual work — the “day to day” — it involves finding stories, writing stories, promoting content and building sustained traffic for the site. You’ll be covering stories about all kinds of things: startups, big companies, life sciences, gaming, web, mobile, and more. We need someone that can source stories on their own and get connected into all of the tech communities as quickly as possible, meeting people, attending events, etc. We need someone that has broad interests in technology and the Montreal community, and is (or is willing to) get plugged in to what’s going on.
I believe this is a great opportunity. You can build significant personal brand, meet a lot of very interesting people and gain meaningful experience.
You need to be bilingual and capable of writing in French and English. You need to be interested in helping to build and promote the Montreal tech community.
To apply, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ideally, you’ll have public writing samples (a blog) you can point me to. If not, please include writing examples.