We are currently seeking a talented and motivated journalist to uncover impactful community stories in Chemainus and Ladysmith.

If you have a passion for storytelling, a keen eye for detail and a commitment to serving community through journalism, this is an exciting opportunity to make a difference.

The successful applicant will have skills in:

  • Researching, reporting, and writing compelling news stories, features, and human-interest pieces that resonate.
  • Capturing high-quality photographs and videos to accompany written content, enhancing storytelling and engaging readers.
  • Conducting interviews with community members, local officials, and subject matter experts to gather information and providing balanced, accurate coverage of news events and issues.
  • Collaborating with editors, fellow journalists and other team members to brainstorm story ideas, coordinate coverage, and ensure timely publication of content.
  • Staying informed about local events, trends, and developments in Ladysmith and Chemainus, proactively seeking out story opportunities and pitching ideas to editors.
  • Adhering to ethical standards and journalistic principles, including accuracy, fairness, and objectivity, in all aspects of reporting and storytelling.

We are looking for someone who prides themselves to be a team player, able to multi-task, and work in a complex digital and print publishing environment. Writing will appear in the Chemainus Courier and Ladysmith Chronicle.

This position is supported by a Regional Editor and Group Publisher.

About the region:

From cultural festivals and outdoor adventures to welcoming neighbourhoods and local amenities, both Chemainus and Ladysmith offer a welcoming haven for those seeking a peaceful yet vibrant coastal lifestyle on Vancouver Island. Experience the quaint charm of Chemainus, where vibrant murals adorn the streets and a thriving arts scene awaits around every corner. Embrace the sense of community in Ladysmith, B.C., where friendly faces, picturesque landscapes, and a rich history create the perfect backdrop for a fulfilling lifestyle

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 annual salary: $46,000

Please forward your resume and writing sample to:

Ashley Wadhwani
Editorial Director, Black Press Media Canadian Division

Andrea Rondeau
Regional Editor, Cowichan Valley

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.