Black Press Media has a prime opportunity for an eager journalist to spend a year diving into the Cariboo community of Williams Lake.
This position is ideal for a storyteller looking to explore a tight-knit region and champion hyperlocal journalism, with opportunities to continue a long-term career in one of Canada’s largest news networks.
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 with a focus on community and civic journalism.
- Have flexibility, attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines in a weekly production environment.
Broadcast training and experience is a distinct asset, as well as a working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and iMovie.
This role, which is part of the Local Journalism Initiative and is a one-year term, is supported by a regional editor and local publisher.
About Williams Lake:
The second larges community in the Cariboo region, Williams Lake is perfect for someone who enjoys quiet and rancher-style living but still close to amenities and a bustling local business and community-centres social 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:
Editorial Director, Canadian Division
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.