Black Press Media has a prime opportunity for an eager Multimedia Journalist to join the largest reporting force in British Columbia, with a specific focus on the bustling community of Smithers.

This position is ideal for any journalist looking to collaborate with a passionate publisher in a tight-knit region and champion hyperlocal journalism online daily and through a print publication weekly.

The successful applicant will:

  • Possess outstanding writing and oral communication skills and a clear understanding of copy-editing, grammar and Canadian Press style.
  • Be responsible for a wide range of writing assignments, photography, video, social media engagement and page layout.
  • Have flexibility, attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines in a weekly production environment.
  • Work with direction from the regional editor, as well as contribute content to sister publications in the region. A proven track record of community interaction and representation of a newspaper or other organization in the community is important.
  • Assist and lead the ongoing development of website optimization and content, driving immediacy and fresh content.
  • Produce quality written articles and video reports, as well as opinion writing.

Broadcast training and experience is a distinct asset, as well as a working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and iMovie.

About Smithers:

Nestled halfway between Prince George and Prince Rupert in the Skeena-Bulkley Valley, Smithers is ideal for anyone with a love for all-season outdoors. In addition, the community has a shared passion for local eateries and a quaint arts scene.

About Black Press Media:

Black Press Media is a leading North American 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.

We offer competitive salary and benefit packages, as well as the opportunity to advance within the company’s editorial structure.

Those wishing to apply for this position can send their cover letter and resumes to:

Ashley Wadhwani
Editorial Director, Canadian Division

and cc:

Thom Barker
Regional Editor, B.C.’s Skeena-Bulkley Valley

Candidates must be able to legally work in Canada. A valid driver’s licence, reliable vehicle and smartphone are mandatory.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.