Full-Time Digital News Reporter
NNSL Media (Black Press Media) is accepting applications for a
Digital News Reporter
Location: Hay River, Northwest Territories
Based in Hay River, NWT, the digital news reporter will write primarily for a Hay River and regional audience at nnsl.com and its corresponding newspapers, the Hay River Hub, News/North and other publications as may be required. The successful candidate will be able to work independently, providing high quality news stories and photo features and gathering information and contributions from residents across the South Slave region of the Northwest Territories.
The individual will cover all types of news, including politics, crime and education, with an emphasis on finding stories not just in Hay River, the regional “Hub,” but in surrounding communities such as Fort Smith, Enterprise and others. Some travel may be required. The ideal candidate will have strong writing and photography skills while possessing a zest for adventure and some knowledge of the North and Indigenous concerns here.
NNSL Media’s publications consistently ranks as one of the best community newspapers in Canada, and our journalists produce top-quality work that aims to reflect the majority of the North’s residents. We have the highest engagement rate among our competitors on Facebook, the result of an ongoing effort to understand what excites, engages and frustrates our readers.
NNSL Media provides a very competitive compensation package, and will cover your transportation costs to Hay River and other reasonable related expenses if necessary.
Housing and a company vehicle are provided; utilities including the internet are also covered.
The successful candidate will have:
• experience reporting for digital platforms and in print.
• proficiency in news and feature writing and knowledge of Canadian Press guidelines.
• photography skills and a decent camera (NNSL Media may purchase a camera for the successful candidate to be paid back in monthly installments).
• experience using content management systems (GPS 2.0 would be a big plus).
• a valid driver’s licence and smartphone.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should send resumé, clippings and a cover letter to:
P.O. Box 2820, 5108-50th Street
Yellowknife, NT X1A 3N6
Tel: (867) 873-4031
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