Fairview - Peace River
Location: Grande Prairie, Alberta
Posted: October 29, 2021
Deadline: November 30, 2021
Postmedia is the largest publisher by circulation of paid English-language daily newspapers in Canada, representing some of the country’s oldest and best known media brands. Award-winning journalists and innovative product development teams are bringing engaging content to millions of people every week whenever and wherever they want it. This exceptional content, reach and scope offer advertisers and marketers compelling solutions to effectively reach target audiences.
At Postmedia, we value open communication between our employees and managers. Our mission is to ensure that our employees have the abilities and aspirations to meet business requirements in alignment with our company values. To support the continuous growth of our Postmedia expansion, we are always on the lookout for amazing talent to join our fast growing team!
Working out of the Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune newsroom and also remotely, the successful candidate will be expected to cover news and events in the northern Alberta communities of Peace River and Fairview. Applicants are expected to have good news judgment, and demonstrable strengths in accurate, clean reporting, and an ability to initiate stories and enterprise features.
Candidates must be familiar with emerging digital trends and opportunities, be able to shoot video with a mobile device, and know how to leverage social media and digital platforms to break news and reach audiences. They must be comfortable with filing stories on tight deadlines, and be keen to learn and experiment to find new ways to tell stories and engage readers.
What you’ll do:
The successful candidate must be community minded, and understand the needs of readers in these areas. The successful applicant will be a self-starter who can work as part of a team. Applicants must hold a valid driver’s license, as well as their own vehicle.
- Candidates must have a journalism degree or diploma
- A reliable car and a valid driver's license are essential
- Candidates must own a DSLR camera
- Experience and knowledge of social media an asset
- Layout experience with Adobe InDesign is preferred and considered an asset
Should you be interested in this opportunity please forward a cover letter (stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board) and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.