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Multi-Media Journalist (Mat Leave)

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Multi-Media Journalist (Mat Leave) REF#: JG32987
Airdrie City View
Location: Airdrie, Alberta
Posted: June 22, 2022
Deadline: July 12, 2022
Salary:

Description

The Airdrie City View and Rocky View Weekly newspapers are looking for an experienced General News and Sports Reporter to start in August. Dates negotiable. This is a maternity fill in position that may develop into a full time position. Reporting directly to the Editor at our Airdrie location. The selected candidate will be responsible for full time quality reporting & photography for both the Airdrie City View and Rocky View Weekly newspapers. As a Reporter you will also be responsible for planning & coordinating the events you will cover, with an expectation of eight to 10 stories per week.

The position is a Tuesday to Saturday job.

The Airdrie City View and Rocky View Weekly are part of the Great West Newspaper group. We provide competitive wages and benefits and pride ourselves on producing the highest quality newspapers.

Main duties will include:
  • Write & submit eight to 10 stories per week covering the issues in your assigned beat.
  • Take photographs or supply art (submitted photos, charts, sidebars etc.) for every article
  • Edit all of your own photos in Photoshop.
  • Plan & coordinate the events you will cover & generate story ideas.
  • Fill out templates & run sheets correctly & completely to ensure efficiency.
  • Must be prepared & willing to drive & have a reliable car and drivers license to travel around your large coverage area.
  • Ensure consistent provision of quality service & reporting to readers/clients at all times.
Other duties will include, but will not be limited to:
  • Updating of Twitter and website as breaking news occurs & as you attend events.
  • Checking of local Twitter, Facebook & website for story ideas.
  • A strong social media presence

Qualifications

  • Completion of a degree or diploma in journalism or communications along with at least two years experience in a newsroom with a sports background.
  • A clear ability to be able to work effectively & efficiently as part of a team.
  • Highly effective communication skills (written & verbal).
  • Self-confidence & the ability to deal well with people in a fast paced environment.
  • Well organized & able to meet strict & tight deadlines.
  • Creative flair.
  • A high level of self-motivation & drive along with a passion to provide high quality reporting in a community based organization.


Please apply with your cover letter stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Board, resume & examples of your work for the position to Publisher Cameron Christianson cchristianson@airdrie.greatwest.ca. We thank everyone for your interest but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.



Cameron Christianson
Great West Newspapers
403-2903 Kingsview Blvd
Airdrie , Alberta
T4A 0C4 ,


E-mail: cchristianson@airdrie.greatwest.ca
 
 

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