|Digital Media Journalist
Location: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Posted: February 9, 2024
Position: Digital Media Journalist
Reports to: Senior Journalist
If you have a nose for news, a voice for radio, and want to tell important community stories then CKLB is the place for you. CKLB has an immediate opening for a full-time Digital Media Journalist with a desire to learn about northern indigenous issues whilst experiencing the Northwest Territories.
Scope: Under the direction of the Senior Journalist, Digital Media Journalists are responsible for creating written, auditory and visual stories. Digital Media Journalists are responsible for the creation, editing, and presentation of material for digital platforms, radio and TV. Work is governed by NCS journalistic and programming policies and standards. Advice and guidance are regularly available but there is latitude for initiative and independent judgment.
Opportunity to coordinate the work of others and close cooperation within the team is essential.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develops and maintains contacts with a variety of sources.
- Gather facts and information and draw conclusions requiring further investigation.
- Creates and documents digital stories and features on all platforms with a focus on radio
- Gathers and reports information from various sources
- Contributes ideas or program content; participates in the preparation of program objectives
- Optimize the use of social media platforms for delivery of news
- Performs the following tasks;
- Utilize various media sources
- Liaise with other staff to ensure required material is available
- Present information and/or analysis in a variety of formats
- Perform production or administrative tasks associated with the smooth function of the newsroom, program unit, or station
- Follow up on social media trends and be responsive to accounts
Knowledge and Skills:
Education and Experience:
- Experience publishing to social media platforms would be asset
- Demonstrated ability to report, write and produce quality interviews and feature reports
- Considerable knowledge of journalistic procedures
- Strong broadcast writing skill and on-air presence
- Basic photography skills
- Working knowledge of broadcast news, public affairs and feature reporting
- Excellent time management skills, planning and organizational skills
- Excellent interpersonal and professionalism skills
- The ability to work independently or as part of a team
- Knowledge of CRTC regulations and rules governing broadcast operations of radio stations.
- Knowledge about the Dene and other Aboriginal culture and languages of the NWT would be an asset
- Must be fluent in English
- Ability to use digital soundboards, editing software, audio and video software, and production facilities would be an asset
- The ability to exercise professional news judgement
- The position typically requires a university degree or equivalent with three years directly related experience that includes proven ability in the field and knowledge of the broadcasting industry.
NCS offers a competitive compensation package starting at $58000 plus
Extended health benefits
Paid personal days
Remote/Hybrid working conditions will be considered.
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please submit a cover letter (stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board, resume, and two samples of work to:
Native Communications Society of the NWT
4510 50th Avenue PO Box 2193
Tel: (867) 766-2552
Web address: http://www.ncsnwt.com/