Location: Kelowna, British Columbia
Posted: May 11, 2018
Castanet Media is looking for a business writer/editor to join our growing team of journalists in Kelowna, B.C.
We have an opening for the position of editor
on our partner business site, okanaganedge.net
As a partner site to Castanet, one of Western Canada’s most visited news websites, the Edge content is promoted to our larger readership, and focuses on local and regional business news and events, as well as recognizing community-focused positive stories and some sponsored content.
The successful candidate will run their own site in a one-man operation, with fill-in relief for holidays, etc.
This will require writing, editing and posting of copy, attending local business events, co-ordinating with advertising and news staff, and sharing of content to Castanet.
The successful applicant must be able to work independently, under the direction of the Director of Content.
There may be times where the candidate can cross over with some responsibility on the news site as well.
Monday to Friday, though may sometimes require work outside regular hours.
The position is full time.
Duties and Responsibilities
Write original business-focused content
Rewrite press releases relevant to the site
Create sponsored content in conjunction with advertising staff/clients
Manage the back end of website and schedule posts for seven-day freshness
Develop a network of local contacts and sources
Craft tightly written, informative and entertaining stories with captivating images and headlines
Journalism degree or diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution or applicable career experience in journalism
Be able to work in print, radio and video settings
Be computer and social media savvy
Able to recognize a good story and develop it into compelling content
Strong knowledge of Canadian Press style
Interested candidates should send resume, samples and a cover letter - stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board - to:
455 Lawrence Ave
Tel: (250) 860-5050