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Legislature Reporter

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Legislature Reporter REF#: JG31863
Black Press Media
Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Posted: April 5, 2022
Salary:

Description

B.C. Legislature Reporter
 
Black Press Media is looking for a politically savvy and committed journalist to cover B.C.’s Legislature in the province’s capital, Victoria.

In this coveted role, our ideal candidate holds strong news values and a passion for chronicling B.C. politics in a highly engaging and informative way through compelling writing.

Prior experience in covering government, including municipal council and elections, is necessary.

Other relevant skills include thorough understanding of CP Style and best practices in efficient story writing, as well as the ability to research and understand legislative documentations and policies.

The successful candidate will be joining the largest multimedia reporting force of community journalists in Western Canada and be specifically joining our national newsroom.

Infusing a rural lens into legislative reporting is the embodiment of Black Press Media’s reporting objectives.

Black Press Media employs 170 journalists B.C., Alberta, Yukon and Northwest Territories, generating news content for highly competitive and expanding digital platforms, and longstanding print products.

Black Press Media is driven by a multimedia mandate, publishing in 85 print publications, as well as online and through social platforms including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Qualifications

  • Formal journalism degree or diploma
  • The ability to adhere to deadlines and take direction while contributing original story ideas and scoops
  • Eagerness to establish a network of sources within the ministerial and opposing parties
The successful candidate must be a team player, able to multitask and execute in a complex digital publishing environment.

Applicants must hold a formal degree in communications or journalism.

A valid driver’s licence, reliable vehicle and a smartphone are mandatory, and the successful candidate must be able to legally work in Canada.


Black Press Media is a leading North American local news champion with operations across British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Washington State, Alaska and Hawaii.

Over 1,500 talented employees work with us to deliver unique community news and information across a full suite of traditional media channels and digital platforms.

We value diverse viewpoints, new ways of thinking and a collaborative approach to delivering results.

We offer highly competitive salary and benefits packages with opportunities for moving and signing bonuses.

Please send resume and cover letter stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Board to: 

Ashley Wadhwani
Digital Content Editor, Western Canada, Black Press Media 




 
 
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