BLACK PRESS - West Kootenay
Location: Nelson, British Columbia
Posted: July 13, 2019
Salary: not stated
Black Press seeks an exceptional journalist who will excel at leading newsrooms to continued success in print and digital community journalism in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia.
We are rapidly expanding our multimedia platforms, built on a foundation of highly respected community newspapers known for their accuracy, insight, and integrity.
We leverage 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.
- Have a degree or diploma in journalism
- Have a demonstrated ability to lead a news team;
- Possess excellent understanding of social media, photography, video, and print journalism. Broadcast or video experience would be a distinct asset;
- Drive a sense of urgency for coverage of breaking news online;
- Assist and lead the ongoing development of website optimization and content;
- Demonstrate initiative and determination t improve and supplement both digital and print platforms, inspiring the news team through leadership by example;
- Produce quality written articles and videos, as well as opinion pieces;
- Possess excellent editing skills across all platforms; and
- Hold a valid driver's licence, reliable vehicle and smartphone (all are required).
The West Kootenay region of British Columbia offers a mix of urban and rural living, combining exceptional outdoor and adventure pursuits with a vibrant arts and culture community, all in a spectacular mountain setting.
Please submit a cover letter stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Board and resume to:
91-B Baker Street
Tel: (250) 352-1890