• Yellowknife
  • This position has been filled

We are looking for a highly skilled journalist passionate about Indigenous affairs and amplifying voices of Indigenous communities across the Northwest Territories.

The succesful applicant would be joining a team of editors and journalists as part of Black Press Media’s NNSL Media. This position is supported by the editor.

This position is part of the Local Journalism Initiative and is a one-year term.

The successful candidate will hold the following skills and competencies:

  • An understanding of issues relevant to Indigenous communities in the NWT.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of multimedia reporting, as well as different styles of storytelling including features and news briefs.
  • A confident grasp of CP Style and writing for digital and print audiences.
  • A passion for pitching new story ideas, as well as the time management skills to see complex stories through to publication.

About Yellowknife: 

Located in Canada’s Northwest Territories, Yellowknife is a vibrant northern city known for its breathtaking natural beauty and unique cultural blend. With its stunning views of the Aurora Borealis and pristine lakes, Yellowknife offers an unparalleled outdoor lifestyle. This dynamic community is not only an ideal place to work, but also a haven for individuals seeking adventure and a tight-knit, welcoming atmosphere.

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

and cc: Mike Bryant
Group Publisher, NNSL Media

Applicants must be able to legally work in Canada and hold a valid driver’s licence. A reliable vehicle and smartphone are required.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.