General Assignment Reporter

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General Assignment Reporter

Are you ready to uncover stories that matter to your community, amplify diverse voices, and be immersed in a fast-paced newsroom that thrives on details and deadlines?

Pattison Media is looking for a passionate and creative general assignment reporter who can be a self-starter in a fast-paced multi-platform newsroom in North Battleford, SK. We are the #1 news source for the area through our digital and radio broadcast platforms. You’ll reside in North Battleford – the young and growing hub of north-west Saskatchewan. The city is close to large centres like Saskatoon and also boasts one of the lowest living costs in the province. Take the opportunity to get ahead in both your professional and personal life!

General Responsibilities:

  •  Come prepared to pitch multiple story ideas every day that focus on breaking and general news including court and crime, civic/provincial politics, lifestyle features and sports.
    • Write, edit, and publish CP style content for our digital news portals and conversational stories for radio.
    • Attend regional news events including council meetings and sporting events, sometimes on weekends.
    • Develop community contacts.
    • On occasion, anchor news, weather, and sports on radio.
    • Emcee community events.
    • Work with account executives to produce ‘sponsored content’ for clients.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 6 months to 1 year experience in broadcast or print journalism (CP style) or a diploma/degree from a recognized broadcast/journalism program.
    • Strong journalistic skills, integrity, and the ability to ensure all news content meets editorial, ethical, and legal standards.
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision at times, meet deadlines and produce under pressure.• Motivation to lead by example through enterprise reporting.
    • Ability to easily switch between covering news, sports and writing sponsored content.
    • Excellent knowledge of local news and current affairs.
    • A valid driver’s license.

You can apply online at www.pattisonmedia.com/careers or send your resume, writing examples, on-air demo and a completed copy of the Pattison Media New Applicant Self ID form by May 29, 2024 to:

Teena Monteleone
Director of Information Programming
teena.monteleone@pattisonmedia.com

**Our New Applicant Self ID Form is available for download at pattisonmedia.com/selfidform.pdf and should be completed and attached to all employment applications. Please note your completed forms will be kept confidential**

Pattison Media is committed to our social responsibility of equal opportunity employment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age, religion, expression, marital status, or other non-job-related criteria. We encourage members of all designated groups to identify themselves using our self identification form, as doing so will help us correct under-representation of those individuals in our company.

To apply for this job please visit www.pattisonmedia.com.

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