• Wetaskiwin
  • This position has been filled

We are looking for a passionate journalist interested in diving into all that is the community of Wetaskiwin, Alta.

Under the publication of Pipestone Flyer, this journalist would have the opportunity to explore all kinda of storytelling: breaking news, crime, events, sports, agriculture, Indigenous affairs and politics.

They would be joining a team of editors and journalists in newsrooms in Red Deer, Ponoka, Rimbey, Sylvan Lake, Lacombe, Bashaw, Castor and Stettler. This position is supported by the Central Alberta regional editor

  • Candidates will have outstanding and diverse writing abilities, specifically aimed at breaking news, fast response and quick turnaround.
  • The successful applicant for this entry-level position will be a vital contributor to our websites and social media engagement, working a flexible shift schedule that will include evenings and weekend days.
  • Successful candidates will possess an excellent understanding of social media, photography, video and print journalism, including a working knowledge of Photoshop and iMovie.
  • Key importance is placed on the ability to maintain the website and digital platforms that showcase important stories to our loyal readers.

About Wetaskiwin: 

This central Alberta community is the epitome of small-town charm, in fact designated the smallest community in the province. Located only 45 minutes outside of Edmonton, Wetaskiwin is ideal for someone who enjoys minimal traffic and a buy-local atmosphere, but still have the option to spend weekends in a big city.

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
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.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.