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Editor REF#: JG30690
Athabasca Advocate
Location: Athabasca, Alberta
Posted: July 2, 2019
Deadline: August 19, 2019
Salary:

Description

The award-winning Athabasca Advocate weekly newspaper is looking for an editor.
 
The Advocate serves a community of about 10,000 people. Nestled between Alberta’s boreal forest and the prairies, the Athabasca is a refuge between Edmonton and Fort McMurray. As far as small towns go, this one is particularly nice. We have about 20 kilometres of trails through forests and rolling hills, an annual riverfront music festival and a university.
 
The stories you write and edit will range from sports to court to council to religion in schools to MMIWG to climate change. If you get the job, you’ll be working with a strong, smart, ambitious team of people who are working to make this the best darned little newspaper in the country.
This year, we were named the best in our class in Alberta and had the best editorial page for the third year in a row. Last year, we won an award for the best local news story in Alberta, and second place nationally for excellence in rural reporting. We’ve won awards for multimedia projects, our editorial pages, our photography. The best prize of all — we’ve been told government officials dread our phone calls.
 
So if you like coffee, constructive criticism, bad puns and great journalism, drop us a line.

Qualifications

Applicants must:

  • Have a journalism degree, diploma or equivalent experience
  • Have a vehicle and a valid driver’s license
  • Have exceptional writing and editing skills
  • Know how to take a photo
  • Know the difference between a bogey and a birdie

Salary will be based initially on experience and, quite frankly, how good your work is during the three-month probation period. That said, we are competitive salary-wise versus other weekly newspaper chains throughout Alberta and offer a good medical and benefits package.

The Advocate is part of the Great West Newspapers chain, a group that includes newspapers like the St. Albert Gazette, St. Paul Journal and Okotoks Western Wheel. Great staff are rewarded and coveted, so if you excel, advancement within the chain is not only possible, but probable. 
 
Send a cover letter stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Board and a résumé to us at resumes@athabasca.greatwest.ca.





Allendria Brunjes
Athabasca Advocate (Great West Newspapers)
4917B 49 Street
Athabasca , AB
T9S1C5 , Canada
Tel: 780-609-9206


E-mail: abrunjes@athabasca.greatwest.ca
Web address: http://athabascaadvocate.com
 
 

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