Job: Managing Editor, Nunatsiaq News Closing October 13, 2017

Job: Managing Editor, Nunatsiaq News
Closing October 13, 2017.
http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/

Nunatsiaq News is the newspaper of record for the Eastern Arctic. Serving 45 communities and 70,000 readers a week with its website and print edition, Nunatsiaq News continues to grow its overall readership, web visits and advertising revenue. Its editorial team offers credible, in-depth and award-winning journalism which, together with a lively website comment section, draws readers from the North, southern Canada and around the world.
Reporting to the Publisher, you would manage an experienced editorial team including a senior content editor, four reporters and a number of freelancers.
You would plan, co-ordinate and administer posting multiple stories, including photos and videos, to the website each day as well as publishing a weekly print edition. You would continue to grow the newspaper by adding editorial resources to expand coverage, eventually moving from week-day postings to seven days a week.
You are an excellent communicator, a skilled editor and writer, with meticulous attention to detail and deadlines.
You are well versed and take initiative in a multi-channel environment of print, web and social media, engaging readers on many platforms while drawing increasing traffic to the website. And you are capable of managing a team at a distance, including all aspects of hiring, compensation, housing and transportation.
This position is based in Ottawa or Iqaluit. Closing October 13, 2017. Nunatsiaq News offers competitive compensation, profit sharing, health benefits, and, if based in Nunavut, relocation, housing and travel assistance. Please send resumes to editor@nunatsiaq.com.
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Preserving & restoring graveyards in Nassau, the Bahamas 🇧🇸

Introductions by Dr. Gail Saunders, (Now Retired) Director General of Heritage and Grace Turner
Lecture on the preservation, care and culling of information from graveyards and tombstones by Sharron Thompson March/20/1991 at the Bahamas Historical Society
Ann Hersh was also assisting Sharron Thompson
Then some volunteers are show documenting some of the Nassau graveyards.
And finally there is a short Over the Hill architectural tour on March/23/1991

Stills of the tombstones shown in this video are on Flickr at
https://www.flickr.com/photos/george-lessard/albums/72157663258841321

More information on graveyards in Nassau, the Bahamas…
A Window Onto a Long-Lost Age—But Some Things Never Change!
http://www.bahamapundit.com/2009/09/a-window-onto-a-longlost-agebut-some-things-never-change.html

Potters Cemetery, Infant View Road, Nassau, New Providence District Bahamas
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2426785

Cemeteries in Nassau
“… According to Dr. Turner, St. Agnes Church did not get its own cemetery until the late 1800s. For about 40 to 50 years the church used community cemeteries such as Bethlehem Cemetery and Potter’s Field Cemetery. When Bishop Christopher Lipscomb came to consecrate the cemeteries in 1824, Bethlehem Cemetery was specifically for blacks and people of black color. Potter’s Field, the cemetery on the western side of Nassau was for whites.
In 1833, Governor Cockburn authorized all clergy to no longer segregate people in death allowing anyone to be buried in Potter’s Field Cemetery….”
http://www.thebahamasweekly.com/publish/bis-news-updates/Legacy_of_St_Agnes_Anglican_Church_Highlighted_at_170th_Anniversary_printer.shtml

#Bankruptcy hearing tomorrow to decide t

#Bankruptcy hearing tomorrow to decide the future of #Alaska Dispatch News https://t.co/YAMj4Vqdpc https://t.co/L9F9NfZ52m Alaska Dispatch News

Beijing Taxis

When I arrived at the Beijing 🇨🇳 P.R.C. airport customs… in May of 1995, the officer decided that since the computer screen for my computer was not attached to my computer I would have to pay U$ 300 .. so I had to get cash at the airport bank, bring it back, pay him and then enter officially…the person who was supposed to see me was not there… So my 5 items of luggage went looking to go to China Daily… I had a letter in English… with the address and logo of China Daily…
The airport was almost empty other than a few taxi drivers… one seemed to understand English… he looked at the paper and by conversation I believed he understood where to go…
My cart of stuff and I were escorted to his cab… a regular looking car… by himself and a buddy???
Suddenly the cab ride became a two car trip…
I refused.. and I loaded all the bags into one car… and away we went…
With the second car following…
We arrived at…..
A hotel with the same name as the China Daily publication I was to work for…
As printed in the letterhead of my letter…
21st Century ….
(China Daily’s English language paper for the education sector…)
There the doorman actually spoke enough English that he told me and the driver of the error.. checked the China Daily address …
and away the two cars, two drivers, all my bags and I…

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We arrive at the offices of China Daily late at night.. and there is no security guard… no doorman… but the front door is unlocked….
I walk in looking around…
pass the wooden staff mailboxes on the wall in the front lobby..

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Not a live human being to be seen but I and the two taxi drivers….
Then, along a long slopping ramp from the third floor…
A white haired American woman says…
“Hey are you the new guy we were expecting…??”
Yes!

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The foreign experts manger is quickly roused…
descends form his upper floor apartment …
in glasses, slippers, PJs and a rain coat…
and proceeds to pay both taxi drivers much to my vocal protest…

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And that’s when I am told by Ann Holiday that my taxi ride from the airport is officially the most expensive on record for the 20 or so foreign experts contract to China Daily at that time..

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