Black Press Media’s Abbotsford News is looking for an eager and competitive journalist to join our team of community journalists.
As a community reporter the successful applicant will get to cover a full range of news, community features, arts, culture, and sports that will be published locally and potentially across Black Press Media’s Canadian network.
The successful candidate will have the following skills and talents:
- Superior writing ability for print and web.
- Competence in clean, readable, and writerly copy.
- Strong understanding of breaking news reporting.
- The ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment and is keen to learn and develop their skillsets.
- Knowledge of Photoshop, iMovie, and Canadian Press style.
The successful candidate must be a team player and have an innovative mindset. They should be able to multitask, write using CP Style under quick deadlines and feel confident in executing meaningful storytelling in a complex digital publishing environment.
Videography skills, including shooting and editing, are integral.
A large yet rural community in the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford boasts a mix of agriculture, outdoor exploration, and a plethora of local businesses – all while being a bustling city. The community is known for hosting large events, including the renowned Abbotsford International Airshow, Abbotsford Agrifair, and BC Summer Games. Event centres including Tradex and the Abbotsford Centre attract some of the largest tradeshows, concerts and events in the region. The University of the Fraser Valley draws post secondary students from across the country and internationally. Abbotsford is within an hour’s drive to downtown Vancouver and close to the U.S.-Canada border.
About Black Press Media:
Black Press Media is a leading local news champion with operations across British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Washington State, Alaska, and Hawaii. Over 1,500 talented employees work with us to deliver unique community news and information across a full suite of traditional media channels and digital platforms. We value diverse viewpoints, new ways of thinking and a collaborative approach to delivering results.
Our journalists are among the very best in Canada. And we invest in those who excel, offering competitive salary, benefits, and pension packages.
Expected wage: $22.11 – $25.52 per hour.
Please forward your resume and writing sample to:
Editorial Director, Black Press Media Canadian Division
Group Publisher, The Abbotsford News
Applicants must be able to legally work in Canada and hold a valid driver’s licence. A reliable vehicle and smartphone are required.
Application will be accepted until position is filled.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.