We are looking for a passionate and experienced journalist to take on the role of Assistant Editor in British Columbia’s bustling capital.

In this position, the dedicated news leader will be expected to coordinate news coverage of six publications in the region: Victoria News, Goldstream News Gazette, Peninsula News Review, Oak Bay News, Sooke News Mirror and Saanich News – all with an emphasis on hyperlocal community news and in-depth meaningful storytelling online daily and weekly in print.

The successful applicant will be supported by a Group Publisher, Managing Editor and Editorial Director.

Qualifications include:

  • Excellent news judgement and experience in digital hyperlocal community news reporting.
  • Ability to analyze audience data and translate into decision-making for storytelling and assigning.
  • Strong editing skills with a considerate and collaborative approach to providing feedback.
  • Nuanced understanding of today’s media landscape.
  • Adept critical thinking skills.
  • A passion for mentoring, as well as constant learning in a fast-paced environment.

Black Press Media places key importance on the ability to maintain ongoing website optimization and the development of timely news coverage, driving immediacy and audience engagement. Outstanding leadership skills and demonstrated abilities to direct and mentor a large team of Journalists and Editors are vital.

Applicants must hold formal journalism degrees or diplomas, with experience as an Editor in a digital environment. Broadcast training and work experience in the field are distinct assets.

Expected annual salary: $67,000 per annum

About Greater Victoria:

A fast-growing region of 13 municipalities, Greater Victoria celebrates diversity and offers a rich tapestry of local art, entertainment and outdoor fun. Perks of living in the region includes: award-winning golf courses, world-renown bike trails, fantastic hiking trails and a bustling entertainment and local business scene.

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 forward your resume and writing sample to:

Michelle Cabana
Group Publisher, Greater Victoria News Group
michelle.cabana@blackpress.ca

Ashley Wadhwani-Smith
Editorial Director, Black Press Media Canadian Division
journalism@blackpress.ca

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.