June  20, 2019
  New Media





Multimedia Journalist

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Multimedia Journalist REF#: JG30675
Abbotsford News
Location: Abbotsford, British Columbia
Posted: June 11, 2019
Deadline: June 23, 2019


The Abbotsford News and abbynews.com has an opening for a full-time, permanent multimedia journalist.
The successful candidate will be joining the largest multimedia reporting force in British Columbia. Black Press employs 185 journalists in the province, generating news content for highly competitive and expanding digital platforms, and longstanding print products.
The Abbotsford News is driven by a digital-first mandate, which maintains a local focus on people, events and issues in the city. In the past year, The News generated more than 11 million page views on its website, leading the Black Press BC group.
In print, The News has been recognized many times for newspaper excellence and award-winning journalism provincially, and nationally.


The successful candidate will have:
  • Outstanding writing skills 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 superior multimedia news content generation, including SEO and UGC strategies.
  • Advanced knowledge of photography, and video shooting and editing. Regular video production is a must.
  • 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 multitask 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.

Black Press is Canada’s largest private community news media company with extensive digital and newspaper properties throughout B.C., Alberta, Washington, Ohio, California and Hawaii.
We offer highly competitive salary and benefits packages.
Please forward your cover letter - stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board - and resume no later than June 23, 2019 to the address below - and cc:
Andrew Holota, Editorial Director
Black Press Media, B.C. Operations
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Ken Goudswaard
Abbotsford News
10063 Kenswood Drive
Chilliwack , B.C.
V2P 7N6 , Canada
Tel: (604) 819-6900

E-mail: ken.goudswaard@blackpress.ca

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