NNSL Media (Black Press)
|Digital News Reporter
Location: Rankin Inlet, Nunavut
Posted: October 8, 2021
Based in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, the digital news reporter will write primarily for a Nunavut audience at nunavutnews.com, nnsl.com and their corresponding newspapers,the Kivalliq News and Nunavut News, and other publications as may be required. The successful candidate will be able to work independently, providing high quality news stories and photo features and gathering information and contributions from residents across the Kivalliq region of Nunavut.
Based in Rankin Inlet, the incumbent will cover all types of news, including local and territorial politics, courts, crime and education, with an emphasis on finding stories not just in Rankin, the regional centre, but in surrounding communities such as Arviat, Coral Harbour, Whale Cove and others. Some travel may be required. The ideal candidate will have strong writing and photography skills while possessing a zest for adventure and some knowledge of the North and Indigenous concerns.
NNSL Media's publications consistently rank among the best community newspapers in Canada, and our journalists produce top-quality work that aims to reflect the majority of the North's residents. We have the highest engagement rate among our competitors on Facebook, the result of an ongoing effort to understand what excites and frustrates our readers.
NNSL Media provides a very competitive compensation package, and will cover your transportation costs to Rankin Inlet and other reasonable related expenses if necessary. Housing and a company vehicle are provided; utilities including the internet are also covered.
The successful candidate will have:
- Experience reporting for digital platforms and in print.
- Proficiency in news and feature writing and knowledge of Canadian Press guidelines.
- Photography skills
- Experience using content management systems (GPS 2.0 would be a big plus).
- A valid driver's licence and smartphone.
Interested candidates should send resume, clippings and a cover letter - stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board - to:
Bruce Valpy, publisher
P.O. Box 2820, 5108 50 Street
Tel: (867) 766-4301