The Campbell River Mirror is looking for the next up-and-coming multimedia journalist to join their high-caliber news team, based in one of the most beautiful coastal areas of British Columbia.
This position is open for applications from journalists at all points in their career, with plenty of mentorship opportunities.
The successful candidate will require excellent communication skills and has keen attention to detail. A passion for community storytelling is a must, so too is eagerness to infuse multimedia into daily coverage.
Key attributes and skills include:
- Excellent knowledge of CP Style and proper grammar.
- Ability to write in an inverted pyramid style with multiple sources and details pulled from a variety of places.
- Thorough understanding of social media, photography, video and print journalism. Broadcast experience is an asset.
- Understanding of urgency for coverage of breaking news online.
- Initiative and determination to improve and supplement both digital and print platforms.
- Ability to multitask and come up with story pitches
The successful reporter will be supported by an Editor and Publisher.
About Campbell River:
Self-described by local tourism groups as Vancouver Island’s hub for adventure, Campbell River is located on the south end of Discovery Passage. This beautiful coastal community is home to Canada’s first saltwater fishing pier and offers plenty of outdoor hobbies – including hiking through several nearby parks and trails.
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: $23.87 – $25.02 per hour.
Please send your resume and story clippings to:
Black Press Media Canadian Division
Applicants must be able to legally work in Canada and hold a valid driver’s licence. A reliable vehicle and smartphone are required.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.