Journalist

The Advocate, a division of Advocate Print & Publishing, is searching for an enthusiastic, energetic, and outgoing Journalist with the ability to report the latest news both in print and through online media channels. As a Journalist your reporting will be noticed while you work with an award-winning editorial team.

Based in our downtown Pictou office, the successful candidate will make a difference by contributing engaging content, while representing the company within the community, and collaborating with other editorial, sales and production teams.

As a member of our team, you will be offered a competitive compensation package including an opportunity to participate in our generous benefit programs.

Attributes and Responsibilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong team player.
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines while ensuring excellence and quality standards are met.
  • Passionate about Atlantic Canada and current affairs.
  • Superior organizational skills.
  • Must be a detail-oriented self-starter with the ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Committed to positive business results.
  • Excellent research, photography and writing skills.
  • Able to demonstrate skill set with a portfolio of published articles or newscasts.
  • Creative thinker with goal-oriented attitude to achieve results personally and through others.
  • Must be inquisitive, have adept writing skills with the ability to absorb information quickly.
  • Able to attend events and report on them, execute assignments from editor, and generate story ideas as needed.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or equivalent reporting experience.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of Canadian Press Style and its reporting practices.
  • Must travel occasionally.
  • Must possess own transportation and maintain a valid driver's license.
  • All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID19, as per Advocate's Vaccination Policy.

Additional Assets:

  • Internship experience in the field and the newsroom

Send your resume in confidence to: careers@advocateprinting.com

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