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General Assignment/Sports Reporter

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General Assignment/Sports Reporter REF#: JG30719
Olds Albertan
Location: Olds, Alberta
Posted: July 23, 2019
Salary: Competitive

Description

Mountain View Publishing, a subsidiary of Great West Newspapers, has an opening for an experienced reporter at its Olds Albertan weekly newspaper located in Olds, Alberta.
 
This award-winning newspaper focuses on everything local in the two towns it covers.
 
Reporting to the editor of this two-person newsroom, the reporter is responsible for generating story ideas and taking assignments from the editor in a variety of beats that include municipal council, sports, community, features, and police.
 
Olds has a college, an RCMP detachment, a number of schools and a multitude of community and sports organizations that the reporter will have to mine for stories.
 
While there is a full-time photographer on staff, the reporter is required to supplement coverage with tight and bright photos.
 
The reporter is also responsible for using our website and social media to keep our readers informed in addition to the weekly newspaper.

Qualifications

  • be willing to relocate
  • have a nose for news and capable of writing interesting sports articles
  • be a highly capable interviewer
  • have the demonstrated ability to write clean, interesting, appropriately structured articles
  • be capable of shooting publishable photos
  • meet stringent deadlines
  • work independently as well as part of a team
  • have weekly newspaper experience
  • have a reliable vehicle


Olds Albertan managing editor, at lsmaldon@olds.greatwest.ca stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin’s Job Board.

Lea Smaldon
Mountain View Publishing
Olds , Alberta


E-mail: lsmaldon@olds.greatwest.ca
 
 

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