The Dawson Creek Mirror is looking for a full-time general assignment reporter/photographer.
The Mirror is appealing for journalists who are hard workers, exceptional writers, strong photojournalists, and excited by the prospect of producing day-to-day coverage and research-based features about the city of Dawson Creek and the South Peace region of Northeast B.C.
From summer festivals to winter mountains, you will get four seasons of coverage here. We are home to a busy agriculture and oil and gas sector, with the $9 billion Site C dam being built on the Peace River just up the road. Your beats will include city and regional district news, national entertainment coverage, community sports, and feature-length enterprise reporting.
Under the guidance of the editor, the reporter will be able to file a minimum of three stories, or 2,000 words, per shift for print and web, while engaging our readers through social media. As a reporter, the successful candidate understands they are always on the record and generating leads, and that the job includes evening and weekend work when required.
The successful candidate will be committed, dedicated and sociable, integrating themselves into the community with ease and occasionally volunteering their time to help build it.
Candidates should have at least two years of journalism experience in daily and/or weekly newsrooms. Proficient use of a camera, a reliable vehicle, and a driver's license are a must.
This posting closes December 22, 2017. We are looking for the successful candidate to start on January 15, 2018.
Email a cover letter and writing samples to:
Robert Brown, Managing Editor
Dawson Creek Mirror/Northern Horizon
250-782-4888 | editor[at]dcdn[dot]ca
No phone calls please. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviews.