Penticton Western News
Location: Penticton, British Columbia
Posted: March 21, 2019
Salary: not stated
Black Press Media has an opening for a full-time, permanent multimedia journalist in Penticton.
The successful candidate will be joining the largest multimedia reporting force in British Columbia. Black Press employs 185 journalists in the province, generating news content for highly competitive and expanding digital platforms, and longstanding print products.
The Okanagan regional news team is driven by a digital-first mandate, which maintains a local focus on news, events and issues in the city. This is an entry-level position, working out of the Penticton newsroom with two reporters and a local editor, supervised by a bureau chief in an editorial hub that involves eight community-based publications in the Okanagan region. This position will involve contributing local content to the Penticton Western News print and web products, as well as Keremeos coverage.
The successful candidate will have:
Outstanding writing skills for print and web.
A demonstrated ability in covering breaking news in an online environment.
Excellent skills in driving website trafﬁc and audience engagement through superior multimedia news content generation, including SEO and UGC strategies.
Advanced knowledge of photography, and video shooting and editing. Regular video production is a must.
The ability to adhere to deadlines and take direction while contributing original story ideas.
Knowledge of Photoshop, iMovie and Canadian Press style.
The successful candidate must be able to multitask and execute in a complex digital and print publishing environment.
Applicants must hold formal journalism degrees or diplomas, and broadcast training and experience are distinct assets.
A valid driver’s licence, reliable vehicle and a smartphone are mandatory.
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.
We offer highly competitive salary and benefits packages.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please forward your cover letter - stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board - and resume to address below and CC:
Kristi Patton, editor
The Penticton Western News