November  28, 2023
  New Media





Alberta Legislative Reporter/Bureau Chief

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Alberta Legislative Reporter/Bureau Chief REF#: JG33425
Western Standard
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posted: September 28, 2023
Salary: $45K - $65K


The Western Standard is hiring a new Alberta Legislative Reporter or Bureau Chief in Edmonton, Alberta.

This position is based at the Legislative Assembly Building in Edmonton, Alberta.

The Western Standard produces a high volume of news and opinion content on a daily basis.

Reporting and Parameters:
The Reporter or Bureau Chief reports directly to the News Editor.

He or she will have their performance reviewed on an annual basis.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Write frequent and compelling news copy with a rapid turn-around.
  • Participate in press conferences and other media events to provide relevant and informative copy.
  • Use the Freedom of Information Act and other tools available to obtain compelling and important content for news copy.
  • Oversee and edit the copy of the Employees and Contractors in the News Division’s Bureau.
  • Assist Opinion & Broadcast Editor is the management of opinion columnists related to the News Division’s Bureau.
  • Meet with the News Editor and subordinate Employees and Contractors to assess the direction of the News Division bureau, develop short-and-long-term goals, and ensure compliance with the Western Standard’s Editorial Principles.
  • Listen to the viewpoints and reports of the News Division’s bureau Employees and Contractors.
  • Maintain awareness and knowledge of the Western Standard’s readership and editorial metrics.
  • Maintain a reasonable and professional social media presence.
  • Maintain the integrity, truthfulness, standards, and brand of the Company. 
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Monday to Friday
Supplemental pay types:
  • Bonus pay
  • Commission pay
Ability to commute/relocate: 
  • Edmonton, AB: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)Work 
  • In person


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or communications is preferred but not required.
  • Five to eight years’ industry experience.
  • Passion for writing and editing interesting copy.
  • A portfolio of published copy.
  • Strong knowledge of the media process and industry.
  • Excellent communications and research skills.
  • Self-starting.
  • Flexible Language Requirement: French not required

Interested candidates should send resume, clippings and a cover letter - stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board - to: 

James Finkbeiner
Western Standard
1100 - 717 7 AVE SW
Calgary , AB
T2P 0Z3 , Canada
Tel: (403) 999-5421

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