This is a prime opportunity to join a Vancouver Island newsroom that is a key component in the largest reporting force in British Columbia. Black Press employs 185 journalists in the province, and is rapidly expanding its multimedia platforms in addition to long-standing, profitable print products. The Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle editor/journalist works independently in a one-person newsroom, as part of a the Black Press Island news network.
The successful applicant will possess outstanding writing and oral communication skills and a clear understanding of copy-editing, grammar and Canadian Press style. The editor/journalist is responsible for a wide range of writing assignments, photography, video, social media engagement, and page layout. Flexibility, attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines in a weekly production environment are vital.
The editor/journalist works closely with the publisher, as well as contributing content to sister publications in the region. A proven track record of community interaction and representation of a newspaper or other organization in the community is vital.
The successful candidate will:
- Hold a formal journalism degree or diploma
- Possess an excellent understanding of social media, photography, video and print journalism. Broadcast training and experience is a distinct asset, as well as a working knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and iMovie.
- Assist and lead the ongoing development of website optimization and content, driving immediacy and fresh content.
- Produce quality written articles and video reports, as well as opinion writing.
A valid driver’s licence, reliable vehicle and smartphone are mandatory.
Ladysmith is a long-established community on southern Vancouver Island, located an hour and a half away from Victoria. Black Press is Canada’s largest private community news media company with extensive digital and newspaper properties throughout B.C., Alberta, Washington, California, Alaska and Hawaii.
Those wishing to apply for this position can send their resumes to:
Editorial Director Black Press
Please cc your application to:
Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle
*Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.