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Multimedia Journalists (multiple)

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Multimedia Journalists (multiple) REF#: JG29125
Black Press
Location: , British Columbia
Posted: April 7, 2018
Deadline: April 30, 2018
Salary:

Description

You have a passion for journalism! How deep does it run?
 
Will it drive you to become a leader in the changing world of news and information delivery?
If so, be part of a company that is transforming the media industry across western Canada, through innovation, energy and a long legacy of award-winning journalism in the service of our communities.
 
We will take the dynamic, the stars of tomorrow’s media world, and welcome them to opportunities they might not have imagined.
 
Black Press is rapidly expanding its multimedia platforms, built on a foundation of highly respected community newspapers known for their accuracy, insight and integrity. These values are woven into our successful business model, with the most vital components being the talented members of the Black Press team.
 
We are leveraging our local scale and outstanding journalism to compete aggressively in the digital market, while maintaining core print products that continue to deliver in-depth, relevant and engaging content to a wide demographic, and producing results for marketing clients who depend on the delivery of their message via multiple platforms. Newspapers maintain their strong relevance in our communities, and in fact, are the bedrock on which our digital initiatives are built. Yet, as the media industry changes, we do not simply watch – we analyze, carefully strategize and then take action.
 
That approach is fulfilled by inspired individuals, who bring new visions to our team.
Black Press is Canada’s largest private community news media company with extensive digital and newspaper platforms throughout B.C., Alberta, Washington, Ohio, California and Hawaii. We employ 185 multimedia journalists in B.C., and with those vital boots on the ground, we effectively compete with, and often dominate, breaking news coverage across British Columbia.
 
Our journalists are among the very best in Canada. And we invest in those who excel. We offer highly competitive salary and benefits packages, and expect our stars to develop their skills by moving into job responsibilities beyond the position they initially gained. We are driving the transformation of community-based journalism across print and digital news platforms.
 
Within that context we invite those with spirit and motivation, to embrace workplaces that range from urban environments to exciting challenges in developing areas of a vibrant, beautiful province. In any Black Press environment, there is unrestricted opportunity to be recognized for outstanding journalistic work, which is reflected in the countless industry honours earned by our journalists, provincially, nationally and continentally.
 
There are multimedia editor and reporter opportunities open within our B.C. operations, ranging from multiple-person newsrooms to solo positions.

Qualifications

We are seeking talented, motivated journalists who will help us grow our extremely competitive digital platforms, including social media and web-based news sites while maintaining the relevance of our print platforms.
 
If you have ideas, we want to hear them, and we want to see you action your vision. Black Press multimedia journalists produced content for highly read digital platforms that generated in excess of 100 million web page views across British Columbia in the past year.
 
To be chosen as a member of our team, you’re an outstanding writer, with an excellent understanding of social media, photography, video and print journalism, including a working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and iMovie.
 
Key importance is placed on the ability to maintain ongoing website optimization and the development of fresh content, driving immediacy and audience engagement.
 
Broadcast training and experience are distinct assets, and applicants must hold a formal journalism degree or diploma.
 
A valid driver’s licence, reliable vehicle and smartphone are mandatory.


Reach for that opportunity now, either through the doors of a full-time permanent job, or a summer contract, available from April through August, including accommodation assistance at select sites across British Columbia.
 
Those wishing to join Black Press Media can send their resumes and cover letter - stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board - to::



Andrew Holota
Black Press
34375 Gladys Ave.
Abbotsford , B.C.
V2S 2H5 , Canada
Tel: (778) 809-7266


E-mail: aholota@blackpress.ca
 
 

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