Position: Multimedia Editor/Journalist
Position Type: Full-time, permanent
Reports to: Vice President Editorial, West Region
Location: Whitecourt, AB
Division: Postmedia Editorial
Postmedia is a Canadian newsmedia company representing more than 125 brands across multiple print, online and mobile platforms. Award-winning journalists and innovative product development teams bring engaging content to millions of people every week whenever and wherever they want it.
This exceptional content, reach and scope offers advertisers and marketers compelling solutions to effectively reach target audiences. We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our team.
The Whitecourt Star and Mayerthorpe Freelancer have an opening for a multimedia editor/journalist to help lead news and sports coverage in this busy area of northwest Alberta. The successful candidate will deliver news coverage for the print papers and websites for both Whitecourt and Mayerthorpe.
Applicants are expected to have strong news judgment, and demonstrable strengths in accurate reporting and editing, and an ability to initiate stories and enterprise features.
Candidates must be familiar with emerging digital trends and opportunities, be able to shoot video with a mobile device, and know how to leverage social media and digital platforms to break news and reach audiences. They must be comfortable with overseeing coverage on tight deadlines, and be keen to learn and experiment to find new ways to tell stories and engage readers.
What you’ll do:
- Generate interesting story/feature ideas
- Have the ability to write stories and provide insightful coverage
- Engage in energetic use of social media
- Edit local news, columns and letters to the editor
- Write editorials and columns for the paper's opinion section when required
- Edit and post to the local websites
- Take compelling photos to be used on both platforms
Who you are:
- Journalism degree or diploma
- Experience with layout in Adobe InDesign considered an asset
- Must own a DSLR camera
- Experience and knowledge of social media
The Whitecourt Star and Mayerthorpe Freelancer are proud members of their communities, deeply rooted in the local history and current news leaders in Alberta.
Should you be interested in this opportunity please apply with a cover letter and resume in one document.
Application Deadline: January 27, 2021
We thank in advance all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. Only candidates legally eligible to work in Canada will be considered. No phone calls or agencies please.
Postmedia Network Inc. is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all areas of the hiring process. If you require accommodation during the hiring process, please make your needs known in advance. Accommodation requests will be provided on an individual basis.
Postmedia Network Inc. is committed to employment equity and an inclusive barrier-free selection process and work environment. Postmedia Network Inc. encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.
Application deadline: 2021-01-27
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent