The Kitimat Northern Sentinel has an opening for a self-sufficient and passionate editor looking to chronicle a close-knit northern community.
As an editor, this position offers a growth opportunity for someone who has a passion for storytelling and career aspirations in news reporting.
A nose for news and excellent written and verbal communication skills are the key to success in this position. As a community editor, the successful candidate will get to cover a full range of news, community features, arts, culture and sports that will be published across our print and digital platforms. This is a great opportunity to hone your skills to prepare you for the next step in your career journey.
The successful candidate will have the following skills and talents:
- Superior writing ability for print and web.
- Understanding of how to drive website traffic and audience engagement through multimedia news content generation.
- Knowledge of photography, video shooting, and editing.
- Thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment and is keen to learn and develop their skillset.
- Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, iMovie, and Canadian Press style.
The successful candidate will be part of a regional hub with support from the regional editor, local publisher and divisional president. This position offers opportunity to live in Kitimat or Terrace.
Kitimat is a thriving hub in northwestern British Columbia that combines boundless outdoor pursuits with close proximity to shopping and entertainment opportunities. The rich cultural heritage of the people who make the area home informs day-to-day life and makes for a rich social experience. A nature lovers dream, bordered by the ocean and mountain vistas, the Kitimat area is home to world-class fishing, downhill skiing, and camping.
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:
Editorial Director, Black Press Media Canadian Division
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.