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Requisition #: 2022-04.002

 

The Humboldt Journal was formed in 1905 — the same year Saskatchewan became a province. We are part of the Glacier Media Group. You will be joining a remote newsroom based in Humboldt, a thriving city 113 km east of Saskatoon. Our extremely friendly community boasts over 30 acres of parkland, along with a recreational facility that features an aquatic centre, curling rink, fitness centre, convention centre and sports arena, which is home to the Humboldt Broncos and minor hockey teams. Humboldt is expected to undergo a transformation and population growth in the next several years due to a multi-billion-dollar potash mine being built nearby.

We are looking for a talented Multi-Media Reporter to join our team.

The successful candidate will focus on local governments, school boards and First Nations in the communities of Humboldt, Tisdale, Melfort, Nipawin, Hudson Bay and surrounding areas.

For 117 years, we’ve been telling the stories of citizens from this slice of northeast Saskatchewan — first in print and, most recently, in a digital-only format on SASKTODAY.ca. While text articles are the primary format, you will embrace digital platforms and have opportunities to produce photo, video and/or audio reporting.

Your journalism will uncover stories that need to be told, help set discussion and policy in northeast Saskatchewan, and build relationships and a stronger sense of community amongst our audiences.

The stories you produce will be distributed across Saskatchewan communities through our provincial website, sasktoday.ca, as well through other news outlets as part of the federal government’s Local Journalism Initiative.

Requirements

  • Pitching, reporting and editing local and regional articles for daily digital publication
  • Ability to handle and turnaround breaking news, as well as longer-format features
  • Ability to take photos that are eye-catching, clear and engaging to be shared in your articles and on social media
  • Ability to work efficiently, in a deadline-driven environment, both independently and constructively in collaboration with a wider team when required
  • Familiarity or willingness to learn audience engagement concepts, including social media storytelling and SEO
  • Knowledge of Canadian Press style
  • A driver’s license and reliable transportation are required
  • A journalism degree, diploma or equivalent experience

Skills and qualifications that are considered an asset

  • Lived experience of life in Saskatchewan or similar communities
  • Video skills, including shooting and editing
  • Social media skills, including repackaging and optimizing content for different social platforms

About the position

  • Benefits: Medical and dental, three weeks’ vacation and statutory holidays
  • Term: This is a 12-month position funded through the federal government’s Local Journalism Initiative
  • Shifts: While this is a Monday-Friday position, some weekend and evening reporting may be required
  • Physical workplace: Remote from home. Required to be living in the area and in the communities for reporting.
  • Training: Glacier Media Group highly values ongoing training and skills development, including professional development

Deadline for submissions:  position is open until filled.

How to Apply: 
Please email our publisher, Devan Tasa (dtasa[at]humboldtjournal[dot]ca), with the following information:
Your resume and a cover letter making the case for why you want to join our newsroom

  • Examples of your work, including clippings and multimedia (photos and video, if applicable)
  • Three references

We thank you for your interest in this career opportunity. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be notified.

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