Location: Merritt, British Columbia
Posted: May 10, 2023
Our popular award winning community newspaper located in the beautiful Thompson-Okanagan is seeking a reporter.
The successful applicant will work varying hours collaboratively as part of the editorial team to produce weekly content for both print and online.
The successful candidate will be community-oriented and have a serious interest in current events — from here at the local level, up to global events.
This job requires someone who is willing to work as part of a dynamic team committed to bringing Merritt both timely and informative news related to this area. The ideal candidate should be interested in covering a variety of beats including sports, crime, social issues, environment, and community events. Strong writing abilities based on the CP style guide are a must, as are a good understanding of digital photography and the Adobe suite (InDesign, Photoshop) on Mac OS. Page design and layout skills are an asset. The ability to work and communicate effectively as part of a team are essential, along with good news judgement. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work well under tight deadlines and manage multiple tasks effectively within sometimes tight timeframes. Job duties may not be limited to those mentioned above.
Preferences will be given to people with post-secondary journalism schooling or the equivalent in experience. Perhaps the most important requirement is that the applicant must be friendly, communicative, and outgoing, ready to become part of the community.
Applicants must have their own transportation.
Please send your resume and cover letter - stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board - to:
Theresa Arnold, publisher
The Merritt Herald
2090 Granite Avenue
Tel: (250) 378-4241
Web address: http://www.merrittherald.com