• Cranbrook
  • This position has been filled

One of the largest communities in the Kootenays is looking for a passionate journalist to join their fast-paced team, as part of the Black Press Media network.

The Cranbrook Townsman news team chronicles the bustling community, with a focus on news, crime, politics, arts and entertainment and business, while working collaboratively with the nearby Kimberley Bulletin and Fernie Free Press to ensure the entirety of East Kootenay living is covered.

Black Press Media is rapidly expanding its multimedia platforms, built on a foundation of highly respected community newspapers known for their accuracy, insight and integrity. As a digital-first news network, the successful candidate must be deadline driven and be able to meet daily digital deadlines.

The successful candidate possesses outstanding leadership and communication skills, keen attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure. A passion for community storytelling is a must and eagerness to infuse multimedia into coverage is encouraged.

Key attributes and skills include:

  • Excellent self-editing skills across all platforms.
  • 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.
  • A formal journalism degree or diploma.

The Cranbrook reporter will be supported by the publisher and editor, as well as a multi-regional national news team.

The successful applicant will be joining a team of journalists at all points of their careers, including highly experienced editors and senior reporters, paving way for plenty of mentorship opportunities.

About Cranbrook, B.C.:

To many, Cranbrook is referred to as ” the basecamp of the Kootenays” – garnering such a tagline due to its variety of activities and hobbies, access to nature and other nearby communities, making it a true regional hub for the eastern Interior.

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.

Please send your resume and story clippings to:

Ashley Wadhwani
Black Press Media Canadian Division

and cc:

Karen Johnston
Group Publisher, Kootenay 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.