Nestled in the heart of central Alberta, the town of Sylvan Lake is one of the most unique communities in the region, offering a range of indoor and outdoor recreational and cultural opportunities only a couple of hours from the Rocky Mountains. The town of Sylvan Lake is a thriving community serving as a year-round tourist destination.
The Sylvan Lake News is vital to its community as part of the Prairie Division of Black Press Media, Canada’s largest private community news media company with extensive digital and newspaper properties throughout B.C., Alberta, the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii.
We are seeking a highly talented, experienced multimedia journalist to provide storytelling in Sylvan Lake, Eckville and Benalto. Work will be based out of the Sylvan Lake News office. The successful candidate will be focused on writing and coordinating news coverage including creating, editing, and posting story, photo and video content to the local websites and print product.
Candidates should have a broad spectrum of news reporting skills including local government, community, sports writing, features, breaking news, and photography/videography. You will have outstanding writing and oral communication skills and a mastery of copy editing, grammar, and Canadian Press style, honed after years of newsroom experience.
Flexibility, attention to detail and the ability to meet multiple deadlines are vital.
Successful candidates will possess an excellent understanding of social media, SEO, UGC, photography, shooting and editing video, as well as print production, including a mastery of Photoshop. Key importance is placed on the ability to maintain ongoing website optimization and the development of fresh content, driving immediacy and audience engagement. We’re looking for someone who is self-motivated and able to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
Applicants must hold a formal journalism degree or diploma, with experience in a digital and print environment.
A valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle and smartphone are mandatory. Applicants must be able to legally work in Canada.
Shifts may include weekends, early morning starts and/or evening coverage.
Black Press Media offers competitive salary and benefit packages.
Black Press Media is a leading North American local news champion with over 1,500 talented employees working with us to deliver unique community news and information across a full suite of traditional media channels and digital platforms. We value diverse viewpoints, new ways of thinking and a collaborative approach to delivering results.
Those wishing to join Black Press Media can submit their resumes and a cover letter to:
Black Press Media Canadian Division
Regional Publisher, Black Press Media
Please indicate Sylvan Lake News in the subject line.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.