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Multi-Media Journalist

Black Press

Sooke, BC V9Z 0A3
27 May 2017
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The Sooke News Mirror has an immediate opening for a full-time, permanent multi-media Journalist.

Reporting to the editor, the successful candidate will provide top-quality work on a range of news and feature stories covering a variety of beats.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have excellent skills in social media, photography, and video shooting and editing. Regular video production is a must.
  • Have a demonstrated ability in covering breaking news and a strong understanding of the urgency of online news.
  • Have a good understanding of SEO and how to apply it will be an asset.
  • Adhere to deadlines and take direction while contributing original story ideas.
  • Produce consistent, attractive pages using InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Be comfortable doing interviews and taking photos in all settings, from the council chambers to the theatre to ball field.

This position is for 37.5 hours a week. Candidates should have their own digital camera, a vehicle and a valid driver’s licence. The Sooke News Mirror offers a great working environment with a competitive remuneration plan coupled with a strong benefits package.

The Oak Bay News is the recipient of numerous awards. It is owned by Black Press Community News Media, an independent and international media group with more than 190 community, daily and urban publications, 14 press facilities and over 160 websites in B.C., Alberta, Washington, Hawaii and Ohio.

Interested candidates should send resume, samples and cover letter to:

Rod Sluggett, Publisher Sooke News Mirror

No. 4-6631 Sooke Rd., Sooke, B.C. V9Z 0A3

Or email:


Thank you for your interest. Those selected for an interview will be contacted.




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Black Press is a Canadian owned, local BC success story which has grown over the last 4 decades to provide award-winning local Community and Urban Daily news to communities as diverse as Honolulu, Akron in Ohio, Bashaw in Alberta and Vancouver in both BC & Washington State.

Black Press is home to some of the oldest, most trusted newspapers in British Columbia, like the Chilliwack Progress, founded in 1891, and the Ashcroft Journal, which first published in 1895, and modern, cosmopolitan voices like the Westender, in Vancouver. Market by market these are the leading newspapers in their respective communities.

What separates Black Community newspapers from others? Our suburban and urban newspapers provide readers with a superior blend of localized news coverage that is recognized with numerous editorial awards every year. We invest in relevant, high quality journalism that affects the lives of our readers and the communities we serve. This commitment is complemented by award winning photography and marketing partnership. Black Press Community and Daily Newspapers are all the places that you want to be.

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