The Squamish Chief is looking for you – an engaged, talented journalist – to lead its award-winning newsroom.
You know what makes a compelling local story, how to craft it and present it, and how to make the writing of reporters and contributors sing. You are a coach and mentor to your staff and a positive ambassador for your team and for your profession. You seek to engage and inform your community in whatever platform they want to use – print, online or mobile – and are an enthusiastic participant in social media. You also know the mechanics of newspaper layout and can drive InDesign and Photoshop skillfully and efficiently. Ideally you also have at least two years’ experience at the community media level, preferably as an editor, but if everything we’ve asked for here applies to you except this, don’t let that stop you from applying.
Squamish is a breathtaking community of 17,000 people at the head of Howe Sound on British Columbia’s west coast, less than an hour from Vancouver to the south and from Whistler resort to the north. It has a growing worldwide reputation for outdoor recreation with world-class rock-climbing, mountain biking, windsurfing and many more pursuits, and a youthful, engaged and passionate population.
Founded in 1991, the Squamish Chief is the community’s primary source for local news in print every Thursday and online 24/7 at www.squamishchief.com. It has won dozens of awards for excellence in editorial, advertising, online initiatives and has been named best newspaper in its circulation category provincially and nationally multiple times. It is part of Glacier Media, one of Western Canada’s leading community media publishers, with more than 75 weekly, bi-weekly and daily community newspapers.
To apply, send your resume, clippings demonstrating your ability as a writer and editor (layout and copy editing) AND, in lieu of a cover letter, an editorial (maximum 350 words) making the case for why we should hire you, by 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 to:
Darren Roberts, Publisher
No phone calls please