June  19, 2019
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Multi-Media Journalist

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Multi-Media Journalist REF#: JG30657
The Free Press
Location: Fernie, British Columbia
Posted: May 22, 2019


The Free Press newspaper in Fernie B.C. has an opening for a full-time, permanent Multi-Media Journalist.
The successful candidate will be joining the largest multimedia reporting force in British Columbia. Black Press employs 180 journalists in the province, generating news content for highly competitive and expanding digital platforms, and longstanding print products.


The Free Press is driven by a digital-first mandate, which maintains a local focus on people, events and issues in the city. 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 standard requirement in all Black Press newsrooms.
  • The ability to adhere to deadlines and take direction while contributing original story ideas.
  • Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, iMovie and Canadian Press style.
The successful candidate must be a team player, 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 license, 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, California, Alaska and Hawaii.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits packages.
Please forward your cover letter stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Board and resume to: publisher@thefreepress.ca. No phone calls please.

The Free Press
342 2nd Avenue
Fernie , British Columbia
V0B1M0 , Canada

E-mail: publisher@thefreepress.ca
Web address: http://www.thefreepress.ca

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