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Editorial   |   Community Media   |   Full Time

Requisition #: 2022-08.009

 

Pique Newsmagazine has a rare opportunity for an experienced and committed journalist to cover local sports, news and mountain culture in North America’s premier mountain resort.

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 and analytic tools to make improvements to both coverage and digital publishing practices.
  • You are passionate about sports and community journalism, and know what makes a compelling community news story.
  • You have experience covering various beats, 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.
  • Knowledge of InDesign and newspaper layout.
  • 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, including recreational perks.
  • Ongoing training and support.

Located in the mountain resort town of Whistler, British Columbia,

Pique Newsmagazine is the unequivocal leader in reporting, interpreting and understanding the culture of the Coast Mountains and what it means to those who live, work and play in Whistler. At 27 years young, we’ve established ourselves as the locals’ publication that’s inquisitive and edgy, provoking conversation and building community. With our peers we’re acknowledged perennial winners at the BC & Yukon Community NewsMedia Awards (BCYCNA) and Canadian Community Newspaper Awards (CCNA) for general excellence and reporting categories, as well as several Webster Awards honours over the years.

To apply, send your resume, clippings, or other relevant materials, as well as a cover letter making the case for why we should hire you, by 4 p.m. on Sept. 28, 2022 to editor Braden Dupuis at bdupuis[at]piquenewsmagazine[dot]com.

We thank all those who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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