The Tri-City News an immediate full-time, permanent opening for an experienced multimedia journalist.
Reporting to the Editor, the successful candidate will provide top-quality work on a range of news and feature stories covering a variety of beats and topics.
As part of a newsroom team, the successful candidate will write stories, take photos and shoot video for both print and web, and will engage readers through social media. The reporter will also assist with duties involving publishing a newsletter to subscribers and scheduling of content online and in social media channels.
The successful candidate will have a proven ability to:
- produce compelling, well-researched and sharply written stories to deadline;
- cover and turn around breaking news stories quickly for the web;
- generate story ideas on a consistent basis;
- shoot and edit photos and video;
- lay out attractive pages for print using Adobe InDesign as required;
- Degree/diploma in journalism, broadcasting or related field is preferred
- Experience as a reporter in a newsroom is preferred, but we’re open to candidates seeking that first newsroom job
- Photography, video and editing experience are an asset
- Strong social media storytelling skills
- Understanding of journalism ethics, law and copyright
- Organized, self-motivated and able to work with minimum supervision
This position is for 37.5 hours a week and may include evening and weekend work. Candidates must have a vehicle and a valid driver’s licence.
The News offers a positive working environment with a competitive remuneration plan coupled with a strong benefits package. This is a union position. Click here for the contract.
Who we are
The News publishes in print once a week — and online 24/7. The only newspaper in our coverage area, we are part of Vancouver-based Glacier Media, a publisher of daily and weekly newspapers, trade magazines and business information products throughout Western Canada.
Closing date is April 22.
If you’re interested, please send your cover letter, resume and samples of your work to:
Chris Campbell, Editor