If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment where teamwork is encouraged, we’d like to work with you!

Black Press Group Ltd., one of British Columbia’s leading employers, is seeking a reliable, conscientious and mechanically adept person interested in entering a four-year development program to become an Apprentice Pressperson (Offset Journeyperson) in our Ladysmith, British Columbia, production facility. The successful applicant will work with an experienced, close-knit team responsible for maintaining and operating press and pre-press equipment that produces numerous weekly newspapers, Vancouver Island’s largest daily newspaper, and many other commercial print products in a high quality and cost-effective manner, six days a week.

The successful applicant will possess the following interests and attributes:

  • Interest in learning a trade that produces high-quality print results on a consistent basis.
  • Detail-oriented with a focus on meeting deadlines and customer expectations.
  • Well-developed verbal communication skills.
  • Comfortable with computers and learning how to use them to operate printing and pre-press press.
  • Technical knowledge/mechanical aptitude in other production environments helpful.
  • Understands the importance of equipment maintenance and enjoys same.
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.

This apprenticeship opportunity is a full-time position, offering a highly competitive wage of $23 per hour and benefit plan, leading to a permanent full time journeyperson’s position upon successful completion of the apprenticeship program.


Black Press Express is a division of Black Press Media, the largest privately held media company in North America. Black Press Media operates within the network of Carpenter Media Group, which has nearly 160+ media operations in the US and Canada.

Qualified applicants should send a resume to kerri.morris@ladysmithpress.com.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.