• Comox

The Comox Valley Record is looking for a multi-media journalist to join our award-winning editorial team. We’re looking for a reporter with experience and training in print, digital and photo/video journalism. The successful candidate will have:

  • Outstanding writing skills for print and web.
  • A demonstrated ability in covering breaking news in an online environment.
  • Excellent skills in driving website traffic and audience engagement through superior multimedia news content generation, including SEO and UGC strategies.
  • Advanced knowledge of photography, and video shooting and editing. Regular video production is a standard requirement in all Black Press newsrooms.
  • The ability to adhere to deadlines and take direction while contributing original story ideas.
  • Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, iMovie and Canadian Press style.

The successful candidate will be a team player, able to multitask and execute in a complex digital and print publishing environment. Applicants must hold formal journalism degrees or diplomas, and broadcast training and experience are distinct assets. A valid driver’s licence, reliable vehicle and a smartphone are mandatory. Candidates must be able to legally work in Canada.

Working in Comox Valley means living the coveted Vancouver Island lifestyle. Whether it’s the ocean views, or mountain vistas that you prefer, the gem of Vancouver Island has it all. Award-winning golf courses, world-renown bike trails, fantastic hiking trails, and an Alpine ski resort that has produced Olympic champions are all just steps from your door, regardless of which of the three municipal districts you choose to live in.

Comox, Courtenay and Cumberland are all family-friendly communities where people care about each other and where environment is not just the adjacent wildernesses of Strathcona Park, Comox Lake and the Puntledge River; it’s also clean neighbourhoods, community parks, and refreshing walking paths, with progressive, active transportation-minded councils. In addition to all its natural beauty, the Comox Valley has one of the most active arts communities on Vancouver Island.

Black Press Media is a leading North American 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.

Expected wage: $23.87/hour plus car/cell allowance. We offer benefit packages, as well as the opportunity to advance within the company’s editorial structure.

If you want to join a team of like-minded journalists in a little corner of paradise, send your resume, portfolio and references to:

artur.ciastkowski@blackpress.ca and editor@comoxvalleyrecord.com.

 

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

 

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.