• Victoria
  • This position has been filled

Interested in taking your career in journalism to new heights? The fast-paced and exciting region of Greater Victoria is just the place for a community reporter interested in deep dives and breaking news.

As a community reporter the successful applicant will get to cover a full range of news, community features, arts, culture, and sports that will be published locally across the Greater Victoria News Group and potentially across Black Press Media’s Canadian network.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and talents:

  • Superior writing ability and storytelling skills.
  • Competence in clean, readable, and writerly copy.
  • Strong understanding of breaking news reporting.
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment and is keen to learn and develop their skillsets.
  • Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, iMovie, and Canadian Press style.

The successful candidate must be a team player and have an innovative mindset. They should be able to multitask, write using CP Style under quick deadlines and feel confident in executing meaningful storytelling in a complex digital publishing environment.

Videography skills, including shooting and editing, are integral.

This position is supported by a Managing Editor, Assistant Editor, and Group Publisher.

This position offers an annual salary of $50,000-$53,000 depending on experience. Benefit package, matched pension plan, car allowance, free parking

About Greater Victoria:

Known formally as B.C.’s capital, Greater Victoria is home to 13 municipalities, making it one of the most bustling coastal communities in Canada. Those who thrive most in the region enjoy the outdoors, ocean weather and supporting local businesses. Victoria is a 2.5-hour ferry to the Lower Mainland.

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:

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

Cc:

Michelle Cabana
Group Publisher, Black Press Media South Vancouver Island

michelle.cabana@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.