Job Opportunity - News Reporter

After nearly thirty-five years with The Camrose Booster Dan Jensen, our Senior Reporter, has chosen to retire. Over the years, Dan has earned a reputation for his fair and accurate reporting which has contributed to making our publication welcome in homes throughout our trading area. Although Dan will be difficult to replace, we are now accepting applications for this permanent, full-time position. The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

As part of our 2.5 person newsroom, the successful applicant will work collaboratively with our other reporters to maintain and enhance our high standards of editorial quality and community service. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a car allowance, and the opportunity to work with a team of hard-working professionals who take pride in producing a publication that is recognized as one of the top 1% in the North American free paper industry.

• Strong organizational and time management skills, ensuring that objectives are achieved within the necessary deadlines.
• A demonstrated ability to write crisp, engaging stories with attention-grabbing leads and meaningful quotations.
• Excellent interviewing skills demonstrating the ability to zero in on the essential elements of the story while establishing and maintaining rapport with sources.

Preference will be given to candidates who have post-secondary education, preferably in journalism, have previous experience in a community newspaper newsroom and have experience in page layout. Be aware that this position involves a certain amount of evening work and weekend assignments.

Please provide us with:
1. A brief biography of yourself, including your education and previous employment history
2. Samples of your writing and photography
3. Names of three references with an indication of their relationship to you and contact info for each
4. A copy of your criminal record check and your driver abstract
5. Your salary expectation

Mail or email your material to:
The Camrose Booster
4925-48 Street, Camrose, AB  T4V 1L7

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