Location: Merritt, British Columbia
Posted: September 13, 2019
Deadline: November 13, 2019
Are you looking to grow your career in an environment where you have the freedom to produce, curate and edit content that is useful and interesting to a growing readership?
Our award-winning community newspaper located in the beautiful Thompson-Okanagan is seeking an editor.
Provincial issues like the ongoing biosolids debate and public access to lakes are always simmering under the surface, and national and international lumber, mining and agriculture markets are very influential in this region. As editor, you have the opportunity to tell the stories that matter to the people of the Nicola Valley, many of whom continue to rely on the newspaper to keep them informed.
The successful applicant will work with local contributors while producing six to eight stories per week, taking photographs to accompany those stories, writing sports, columns and editorials, and editing the stories coming in from the reporter and columnists.
The editor will also lay out the newspaper once per week using Adobe InDesign and upload the paper and photo galleries to the newspaper’s website and post them on social media.
The successful candidate will be community-oriented and have a serious interest in current events — locally, regionally, provincially, nationally and globally.
This position is ideal for a candidate with at least two years of reporting experience wishing to gain editor experience in the ever-evolving world of journalism.
The preferred candidate will be a self-starter with an accredited journalism degree who works efficiently on his or her own. The preferred candidate will also be highly organized and flexible in the hours she or he works in order to cover community events as they arise. The successful candidate will be committed to a high standard of writing and will be proficient in CP Style. Proficiency in InDesign and PhotoShop are required, as are strong layout skills.
Applicants must have their own transportation.
Please send a cover letter stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Board and resume to:
Theresa Arnold, Publisher
2090 Granite Avenue
Tel: (250) 378-4241
Fax: (250) 378-6808
Web address: http://www.merrittherald.com