May  21, 2022
  New Media





Local Journalist

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Local Journalist REF#: JG31935
Advocate Printing & Publishing
Location: Queens County, Nova Scotia
Posted: May 13, 2022


Are you passionate about helping our customers experience growth and make a difference?

If so, our environment will allow you to grow, be supported by peers who inspire you and make you smile when you walk in the door. LighthouseNOW is searching for an enthusiastic, energetic and outgoing Local Journalist Reporter with the ability to report the latest news both in print and through online media channels. As a Journalist your reporting will be noticed while you work with an award-winning editorial team.

Who are we and what do we do?

At LighthouseNOW, a division of Advocate Printing and Publishing Company, we are committed to enhancing our economy and communities through better communication. To make this world a better place for ourselves, and our children, we pursue economic growth, social progress and environment protection in a sustainable manner and support various organizations through funding and participation.

What does this mean for you?

The successful candidate will make a difference by contributing engaging editorial stories with our editorial team. The Journalist represents the company within the community, and collaborates with other editorial, sales and production teams. The position will be based in Queens County assigned to Queens County areas. The Journalist will cover community councils and other decision-making entities in the region. Please note, this is a full-time term position set to conclude in March 2023 with no guarantee of continuing past that date.


  • Must be inquisitive, have adept writing skills with the ability to absorb information quickly
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Must be a detail-oriented self-starter with the ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Committed to positive business results
  • Excellent research, photography and writing skills
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or equivalent reporting experience
  • Ideally Internship experience in the field and the newsroom
  • Able to demonstrate skill set with a portfolio of published articles or newscasts
  • Creative thinker with goal-oriented attitude to achieve results personally and through others 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong team player
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines while ensuring excellence and quality standards are met
  • Passionate about Atlantic Canada and current affairs 
  • The successful candidate must reside in the communities being covered
  • Must possess own transportation and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Must travel occasionally
  • All employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID19, as per Advocate’s Vaccination Policy

All applications will be gratefully accepted however, only those being considered will be contacted.

Send your cover letter stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Board and resume in confidence to:

We value and strive to build a diverse team that brings their unique perspectives and experience to our table. We encourage Black, Indigenous, POC & 2SLGBTQ+ persons to apply.  

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