January  17, 2019
  New Media





Multimedia Journalist

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Multimedia Journalist REF#: JG30492
North Island Gazette
Location: Port Hardy, British Columbia
Posted: January 11, 2019
Deadline: March 11, 2019


The North Island Gazette has an opening for a full-time, permanent multimedia journalist, with a focus on a full range of news, community features, arts, culture and sports.
This is a dynamic position located in Port Hardy on Vancouver Island with far-ranging opportunity for growth for a reporter looking for a diverse community and region to cover.
This successful candidate will join the largest multi-media news force in British Columbia. Black Press employs 185 journalists in the province, and is rapidly expanding its multimedia platforms in addition to long-standing, profitable print products.
The Port Hardy reporter generates content for the paper’s website, the weekly print product and robust social media interaction with viewers. 


We will select a top applicant who brings these skills and talents:
  • Superior writing for print and web.
  • A demonstrated ability in covering breaking news in an online environment.
  • Excellent skills in driving website traffic and audience engagement through multimedia news content generation, including SEO and UGC strategies.
  • Advanced knowledge of photography, and video shooting and editing. Regular video production is a standard requirement in all Black Press newsrooms.
  • The ability to adhere to deadlines and take direction while contributing original story ideas.
  • Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, iMovie and Canadian Press style.
  • The successful candidate must be a team player, able to multi-task and execute in a complex digital and print publishing environment.
  • Applicants must hold formal journalism degrees or diplomas, and broadcast training and experience are distinct assets.
  • A valid driver’s licence, reliable vehicle and a smartphone are mandatory.

Send a cover letter (stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board), your resume and samples of work to:

Andrew Holota, Editorial Director
Black Press BC

E-mail: aholota@blackpress.ca

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