The Brandon Sun
Location: Brandon, Manitoba
Posted: May 21, 2020
The Brandon Sun has an opening for a full-time reporter/photographer in our sports department.
We are looking for a talented writer who has a passion for sports and is able to find and produce compelling stories and features for our newspaper and online products.
Brandon and southwest Manitoba have a vibrant sports scene that extends to myriad activities, many of which are covered by the Sun. The community is known for hosting large events, such as the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier, the 2017 and 2018 Legion National Youth Track and Field championships as well as countless provincial and western Canadian championships in various sports.
Qualified candidates will already be active on social media, have proficiency in still photography and/or video when called upon to do so, and are generally comfortable with multimedia reporting.
- Superior sports writing and strong news judgment
- A variety of sports knowledge and/or experience
- A degree or diploma in journalism or related experience
- Prior daily newspaper experience is an asset
- Willingness to adapt to new trends in online reporting
- Layout and design skills with InDesign or equivalent would be useful
- Experience with online content management systems
We expect all applicants to have a valid driver's license and own a reliable vehicle. This position requires evening and weekend work. Salary is commensurate with experience, as per the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Brandon Sun also offers a comprehensive and generous suite of benefits.
This position will remain open until we find a suitable candidate. Please send your resume, cover letter (stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board) and samples of your work to:
Matt Goerzen, managing editor
501 Rosser Ave.
Tel: (204) 571-7445