Are you a journalist with an interest in Indigenous issues and civic affairs? If so, the North Shore News has an immediate opening for a Multimedia Reporter to join our team.
The North Shore News has served the communities of North and West Vancouver for 52 years. We tell stories of the people, businesses and culture of our area of approximately 200,000 residents. The North Shore News serves the District of North Vancouver, City of North Vancouver, District of West Vancouver, Metro Vancouver regional district, Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation and school districts 44 and 45, including readers from Lions Bay to Deep Cove.
We look for innovative ways to communicate with our readers across the digital space: website, social media, special publications and more. This is a great opportunity to help create and build a new way to reach our communities.
The reporter covers local news and politics, community events, and anything else that is newsworthy. This position is funded by the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.
As an LJI Journalist, you will report from city hall, band councils, school board, the courthouse and more. Your content will be shared widely across the Glacier Media network. As an LJI, it will be made available to accredited media organizations for editorial use, and may appear across Canada.
THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE
- Write and edit an average of eight to 12 stories for print and online on a weekly basis.
- Take photos that are eye-catching, clear and engaging.
- Generate interesting stories and feature ideas.
- Participate in the growth of our digital offerings.
- A journalism degree, diploma or equivalent experience.
- Knowledge of CP style.
- Proficiency in digital photography.
- Must be willing and able to work independently and as part of a team.
- Knowledge of digital technologies and experience with video.
- An interest in Indigenous communities/current events and experience in municipal council meeting coverage.
If this position appeals to you, please send your resume, clippings, photo samples, three references and, in lieu of a cover letter, a column (max 450 words) making the case for why we should hire you, by 4 p.m. on Oct. 13, 2021, to: Layne Christensen, editor[at]nsnews[dot]com
We thank all submissions of interest in this career opportunity. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be notified.