Location: Saskatchewan, British Columbia
Posted: December 17, 2019
Deadline: February 17, 2020
Salary: not stated
Glacier Media, one of Western Canada’s leading community news publishers, has five exciting opportunities for journalists in its operations in Northern B.C. and Saskatchewan. These positions are funded by the federal government’s new Local Journalism Initiative (LJI) from Jan. 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021 with the possibility of extension.
The positions include:
- Regional justice system/municipal affairs reporter – Northeast B.C. (based in Fort St. John)
- Regional justice system reporter – Central B.C. (based in Prince George)
- Regional municipal affairs reporter, Northern Saskatchewan (based in Battleford)
- Regional justice system reporter, Northern Saskatchewan (based in Battleford)
- Regional provincial affairs reporter, Saskatchewan (based in Regina)
The ideal candidates are meticulous, detail-oriented reporters with the capacity to develop deep knowledge of their beats and an extensive network of sources while writing coverage for multiple community news outlets. Those covering courts will need to bring or quickly develop knowledge of the Criminal Code of Canada, Rules of Court and the laws governing libel in their coverage areas. Travel between multiple communities will be required in most cases.
Candidates will possess the ability to work independently and as part of a larger remote team and be able to work under tight deadlines.
Preferences will be given to people with post-secondary journalism education or the equivalent in experience.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people.
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