#102 – 5783 176A Street, Cloverdale, BC, V3S 6S6 1 604 408 0746 unifor2000@unifor2000.ca

(Note: Why the vague term journalist? Courier City Editor Pat Bulmer is retiring on July 1, but his successor may not be a city editor. Job may evolve into a combination of layout and reporting – heavy on the layout.)

HELP WANTED: JOURNALIST

Okanagan Newspaper Group, which includes The Daily Courier in Kelowna, the Penticton Herald, Westside Weekly and other specialty magazines and products, is seeking to hire a seasoned, highly motivated Journalist who is accustomed to working in a fast-paced daily newspaper environment. This is a full-time, union position under the collective agreement.

The successful candidate must have a keen eye for detail, and be equally at home editing news, business, arts and sports copy. Editors are expected to balance accuracy and speed, meet deadlines, and oversee quality control. She/he will be a savvy communicator, and be able to give and receive instruction with grace.

This is a Monday-Friday, 9-5 position with rare, but occasional weekend or evening work as needed (elections, breaking news, etc).

QUALIFICATIONS

Who you are:

• Experience slotting a daily newspaper
• Five or more years of experience in a fast-paced daily newsroom
• Talent for writing clever headlines with clarity that captures the essence of a story • Excellent grammar, comprehension and editing skills
• Strong organizational skills with good attention to detail
• Good interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to resolve conflict and solve problems
• Proficiency in CP style
• Strong design sense
• Excellent page building skills using Quark XPress (or an equivalent)

We thank in advance all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. Only candidates legally eligible to work in Canada will be considered. No phone calls or agencies please.

Okanagan Newspaper Group is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all areas of the hiring process. If you require accommodation during the hiring process, please make your needs known in advance. Accommodation requests will be provided on an individual basis.

Okangan Newspaper Group is committed to employment equity and an inclusive barrier-free selection process and work environment. We encourage applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

Should you be interested in this opportunity please forward a cover letter and resume to:

David Trifunov, Managing Editor c/o The Daily Courier
Kelowna, B.C.
E-mail: dave.trifunov@ok.bc.ca

THE COMPANY:

Okanagan Newspaper Group is proudly Canadian owned. Award-winning journalists and innovative product development teams bring engaging content to thousands of people.

This exceptional content, reach and scope offers advertisers and marketers compelling solutions to effectively reach target audiences. We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our team.