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Multimedia Reporters

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Multimedia Reporters REF#: JG33000
Black Press Media
Location: Central Alberta, Alberta
Posted: July 5, 2022
Salary:

Description

Nestled in the heart of central Alberta, the city of Lacombe and the town of Sylvan Lake are two of the most unique communities in the region, offering a range of indoor and outdoor recreational and cultural opportunities only a couple of hours from the Rocky Mountains. 


The town of Sylvan Lake is a thriving community serving as a year-round tourist destination. The City of Lacombe is home to Burman University and a vibrant arts community. These two newspapers are vital to their communities as part of the Prairie Division of Black Press Media, Canada’s largest private community news media company with extensive digital and newspaper properties throughout B.C., Alberta, the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii.


We are seeking highly talented, experienced multimedia journalists to provide storytelling in several nearby communities, including Eckville, Alix, Blackfalds and Clive. The successful candidate(s) will be focused on writing and coordinating news coverage including creating, editing and posting story, photo and video content to the local websites and print product. Work may be based out of one office or split between two offices, depending on the candidate.


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

Qualifications

You will have outstanding writing and oral communication skills and a mastery of copy editing, grammar and Canadian Press style, honed after years of newsroom experience.


Flexibility, attention to detail and the ability to meet multiple deadlines are vital.


Successful candidates will possess an excellent understanding of social media, SEO, UGC, photography, shooting and editing video, as well as print production, including a mastery of Photoshop.


Key importance is placed on the ability to maintain ongoing website optimization and the development of fresh content, driving immediacy and audience engagement. We’re looking for someone who is self-motivated and able to multitask in a fast-paced environment. 

Applicants must hold formal journalism degrees or diplomas, with experience in a digital and print environment. 

 
A valid driver’s licence, reliable vehicle and smartphone are mandatory. Applicants must be able to legally work in Canada. Shifts may include a weekend day, early morning starts and/or evening coverage. Black Press Media offers competitive salary and benefit packages.


Those wishing to join Black Press Media can submit their resumes and a cover letter stating you found this on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Board to:


Ashley Wadhwani


Digital Content Editor, Black Press Media


journalism@blackpress.ca


Barb Pettie


Regional Publisher, Black Press Media


Barb.pettie@blackpress.ca


Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.





 
 

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