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Requisition #: 2022-06.028

 

The Squamish Chief has a rare opportunity for an experienced and committed full-time journalist to cover local news from Tuesday to Saturday. 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Pitch, write, edit and post stories.
  • Take photos and videos that are eye-catching, clear and engaging.
  • Assist newsroom colleagues in creating social posts across channels — Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, as well as monitor comments and direct messages on those platforms.
  • Assist newsroom colleagues in monitoring Google Trends, CrowdTangle and analytic tools to make improvements to both coverage and digital publishing practices.
  • You are passionate about community journalism and know what makes a compelling community news story. 
  • You have experience covering various beats (ideally in a small town), including community events, elections and governments at all levels. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Journalism degree, diploma or equivalent program.
  • Familiarity or willingness to learn audience engagement concepts, including social media storytelling and SEO.
  • Proficiency in digital photography.
  • Knowledge of CP style.
  • Ability to work efficiently, in a deadline-driven environment, both independently and constructively in collaboration with a wider team when required.

THE ESSENTIALS OF WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive health and dental coverage and extended benefits
  • Ongoing training and support

Located in one of Canada's fastest-growing communities, The Squamish Chief is an award-winning publication. 

If you don't already live in Squamish, you should know it's one of the most innovative and attractive communities on the West Coast, just a short commute from the North Shore of Vancouver. It has a worldwide reputation for outdoor recreation with world-class mountain biking, rock climbing, water sports and skiing and boarding in the backcountry. 

We're youthful, engaged and passionate about where we live!

There is also a growing nightlife and arts and culture scene. 

Our publication's reach is global, with loyal readers who come to squamishchief.com several times a day for the latest Squamish news. 

To apply, send your resume, clippings and a short video clip making a case for why we should hire you, by 4 p.m. on July 15, 2022, to: jthuncher[at]squamishchief[dot]com.

Glacier is committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible, and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.  We are an equal opportunity employer; we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our team and communities. Should you need accommodation at any point in the process, please advise us.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only successful candidates will be contacted.

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