Quad Town Forum — Vibank, Sask.
Full-time, 13.5 month contract
Salary: DOE (but more than you are probably expecting)
The Quad Town Forum in Vibank, Sask. is growing! We’re looking for a reporter/photographer to fill a full-time, 13.5-month contract position covering municipalities east of Regina, beginning Feb. 15, 2020.
This position will report to the publisher/editor and is responsible primarily for civic news coverage — from municipal council, education and health board meetings, to RCMP, rink boards and library boards, and everything in between. You will be expected to produce approximately 10 stories per week, generate story ideas on your own, and will be required to travel throughout our coverage area, which includes the communities of Pilot Butte, Balgonie, White City, Emerald Park, Vibank, Edenwold, Sedley, Francis, Odessa, Kendal and Montmartre, among others. As content goes, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Where possible, other feature stories and photo assignments may also be assigned.
Evening and weekend work will be required, as is the ability to work remotely on occasion. A company laptop and camera will be provided for your use. Preference will go to candidates who are willing to reside within our coverage area, however this is not a requirement so long as you are willing and able to travel to any of the communities we serve as assigned. Benefits are available after three months of continuous employment, and four weeks of paid vacation are included in the position as well.
The Quad Town Forum published its first issue on April 30, 2015. We are a locally-owned, independent, free-distribution newspaper, publishing Thursdays, with a weekly circulation of approximately 2,700 — a number that has nearly tripled since we launched. We are a member of the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association, NewsMediaCanada, and the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors, and have also won four first-place awards in the SWNA’s annual Better Newspapers Contest since our first year of eligibility in 2017, along with numerous other finalist nominations both provincially and nationally.
-Journalism degree preferred
-Media experience preferred
-Photography experience preferred
-Proven ability to meet deadlines
-Strong knowledge of Canadian Press style
-Access to a reliable vehicle
-Legally able to reside and work in Canada
-Willing to abide by publication bans on the pretentious terms
“egregious,” “dystopian” and “halcyon days” among others.
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume with at least three references, and clippings by Feb. 8, 2020 to publisher Brad Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.