Black Press Mediais transforming the community news media industry across western Canada,through innovation, energy and a long legacy of award-winning journalism.
We now have five dynamic, one-year-plus opportunities at sites across B.C., including northern Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii, and Northern B.C.
The five positions are in the following areas :
These positions were created through federal government funding via the Local Journalism Initiative, involving full-time terms from Jan.
1, 2020 to March 2021. Those successfully completing their LJI terms will be well-positioned for consideration for permanent jobs in Black Press Media newsrooms.
Each position willfocus on regional topics such as the economy, natural resources, health care,transportation and social issues.
This an opportunity to dig deeper intoimportant issues affecting entire regions of the province, and explore theimpact upon communities and individuals.
The Indigenousissues reporter will specifically concentrate on topics of importance to FirstNations, primarily in the central Interior and North regions of B.C.
The journalistswill be responsible for preparing content for our print and onlinepublications, including breaking news, features, photos and video.
All of the LJIreporters will be working in designated newsrooms, supervised by experiencededitors in their respective regions, with all work and assignment focusoverseen by senior provincial editors.
The successful candidatewill have :
The successfulcandidate must be able to work independently, take initiative, contribute to alarger network, have multiple stories on the go, and execute in a complexdigital and print publishing environment.
A valid driver’slicence, reliable vehicle and a smartphone are mandatory.
Black Press Mediais Canada’s largest private community news media company with extensive digitaland newspaper platforms throughout B.
C., Alberta, Washington, California andHawaii. We employ 185 multimedia journalists in B.C. alone, which is the largestnews-gathering force in the province.
Our journalists areamong the very best in Canada. And we invest in those who excel. We offerhighly competitive salary and benefits packages, and expect our stars todevelop their skills by moving into job responsibilities beyond the positionthey initially gained.
Reach for these opportunities now!
Those wishing tojoin Black Press Media can send their cover letters, resumes and video samplesto :
Editorial Director,Black Press Media
Applicants must be Canadian citizens, have landed immigrant status, or hold valid work permits covering the time span of the position.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Please note only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.