Hope Standard (Black Press Media)
Location: Hope, British Columbia
Posted: December 5, 2018
Deadline: December 31, 2018
This is a prime opportunity to begin or continue a career as an editor within the largest reporting force in British Columbia.
Black Press employs 185 journalists in the province, and is rapidly expanding its multi-media platforms in addition to long-standing, profitable print products.
The Hope Standard editor/reporter works independently in a one-person newsroom, as part of a larger Lower Mainland regional news team.
The editor/reporter is responsible for a wide range of writing assignments, photography, video, social media engagement, and page layout.
The editor/reporter works closely with the publisher, as well as contributing content to sister publications in the region.
Hope is a long-established community in the eastern Fraser Valley, located less than two hours from Vancouver. Black Press is Canada’s largest private community news media company with extensive digital and newspaper properties throughout B.C., Alberta, Washington, Ohio, California and Hawaii.
The successful applicant will possess outstanding writing and oral communication skills and a clear understanding of copy-editing, grammar and Canadian Press style.
Flexibility, attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines in a weekly production environment are vital.
A proven track record of community interaction and representation of a newspaper or other organization in the community is important.
A valid driver’s licence, reliable vehicle and smartphone are mandatory.
The successful candidate will:
- Possess an excellent understanding of social media, photography, video and print journalism. Broadcast training and experience is a distinct asset, as well as a working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and iMovie.
- 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.
Those wishing to apply for this position can send their resume and cover letter - stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board - to:
Please cc your application to:
Black Press Media
Unit 210 – 15288 54A Ave
Tel: (778) 809-7266