• Fernie
  • This position has been filled

The Free Press is seeking a full-time, permanent Multimedia Journalist.

The Free Press is based in beautiful Fernie, BC and is a weekly community newspaper and online platform that covers the Elk Valley region of the East Kootenays.

The successful candidate will conduct interviews, cover events, take photos, videos, cover breaking news, as well as write proficiently to relay the stories in an interesting and informative fashion.

We’re looking for someone with an interest in local sports, arts, and entertainment, who can also write about community issues and local politics. Weekend and some evening reporting may be required.

The successful candidate should have:

  • A journalism degree/diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong interviewing, writing, reporting, photography, and social media skills.
  • Ability to work independently, but also work well with others as part of a team.
  • A driver’s licence.
  • Ability to learn applicable computer programs.

The Free Press is part of Black Press Media, Canada’s largest private community news media company with extensive digital and newspaper properties throughout Canada and the United States.

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.

Those interested should email a resume, writing samples and cover letter to:

Deanne Cornell

Publisher, The Free Press



Ashley Wadhwani


Applications will be accepted until position is filled. 

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.