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Social Media Squad

Black Press

Victoria, BC V8W 1T3
14 Jun 2018
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Social Media Squad (Victoria)
The Black Press Media team on Vancouver Island is looking for its next Social Media star. If you know someone that is social-media savvy, loves taking photos and editing video, and enjoys attending community events and talking to people, we could have the perfect job for them!
One position is available in the mid-island with Canada’s largest private, independent newspaper company, with more than 150 community, daily and urban newspapers and websites in B.C., Alberta and the U.S.
This part-time weekend position is based in or near Nanaimo and reports to the Vancouver Island Digital Editor. A vehicle, computer, and valid B.C. driver’s license is required.
Key tasks:
Cover weekend events via social media on behalf of Black Press Media in Nanaimo, Duncan, Ladysmith, Port Alberni, Parksville and surrounding areas.
Drive audience engagement through photos, video, and interviews on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Black Press TV.
Social media coverage will complement reporters’ stories about events or run as standalone content.
Demonstrated excellence in social media, photography, and video shooting and editing.
Key skills include time management, creativity, organization, communication, and multitasking.
Candidates should have some background in digital media or community news, but credit will be given to those with demonstrated ability.
Those interested should submit their social media accounts and photo/video samples, plus a resume and cover letter to



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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.

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