Estevan Mercury Publications is seeking a reporter to work for our two award-winning weekly newspapers in Estevan, Sask.
The Estevan Mercury is one of Saskatchewan’s oldest and most respected weeklies. It is a broadsheet paper published each Wednesday, and distributed to all residences in Estevan and some rural homes. Southeast Lifestyles, which emphasizes human interest and community stories, is a tabloid paper distributed on Fridays to all homes in Estevan and to numerous rural communities.
Both papers have a strong following in the southeast, and are well known for covering a variety of events.
We are looking for a reporter who will cover events in our region, and also write human interest stories pertaining to the Estevan area. The successful applicant will find stories to write and accept assignments from the editor.
In addition to writing stories, the successful applicant will take photos, and post stories and pictures, including breaking news, on our website www.estevanmercury.ca.
Estevan has many stories to report on throughout the year in education, healthcare, politics, law enforcement, arts and culture, agriculture, sports and other beats.
Not only will the successful applicant have interviewing, writing and photography skills, but a willingness to use various social media platforms. An interest in podcasts would be an asset, as we have a podcast that is recorded in our office on a regular basis.
We offer a full benefits package after three months of employment.
- A post-secondary journalism diploma or degree (or equivalent);
- Experience in print journalism;
- Knowledge of CP style;
- A valid driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle;
- Availability to work on evenings and weekends.
Applicants are asked to send their employment history, several writing and photography samples (as a .pdf or through online links), multiple references and any other applicable information to Estevan Mercury Publications editor David Willberg at editor[at]estevanmercury[dot]ca.
The deadline to apply is Friday, June 15 at 4 p.m.