Black Press Media is looking for up-and-coming journalists looking to join one of the largest news networks in the country for a summer of fast-paced reporting and hyperlocal community storytelling.
In its second year, the 2023 class will be assisting with coverage across B.C., Alberta, the Yukon and Northwest Territories from mid-May until the end of August.
Applications are open to journalism students who have completed at least their third year of schooling in an undergraduate program or equivalent. Master’s program candidates are also welcome to apply.
Successful applicants will hold excellent communication skills and an excitement and passion for bettering their storytelling skills, including story development, interviewing, time management and implementing news values.
While advanced knowledge of CP style is not required, basic understanding of grammar and the ability to write clear and concise is essential. Video editing is an asset.
Successful applicants will be joining the national news team. This is a paid internship program. Those with connections to communities with Black Press Media publications may have an opportunity to join newsrooms in-person. Otherwise, this program operates remotely and on the PST time zone.
How to apply:
Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and at least two story clippings (multimedia packs encouraged), as well as a cover letter that answers the question: What specific journalistic skill are you hoping to develop in this program and why? to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be accepted until 11:55 p.m. PST on April 9, 2023.
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.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.