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News Reporter - Courtenay, BC

Courtenay, BC, Canada Req #664
Monday, March 11, 2024

Vista Radio prides itself on a fresh vision of broadcasting and an unparalleled commitment to its community involvement.  We are privileged to operate in 49 radio stations (and growing) broadcasting across 70+ transmitters located in three Provinces and the Northwest Territories. We are also connected to our communities with 37 MyTownNow websites.

Experience the dynamic lifestyle and beauty of the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, featuring world class mountain biking, hiking, skiing, sea-kayaking and boating, award winning micro-breweries and wineries, as a member of an energetic news team responsible for connecting with the communities on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast.

 

Vista Radio prides itself on a fresh vision of broadcasting and an unparalleled commitment to its community involvement. We are privileged to operate in 49 radio stations (and growing) broadcasting across 70+ transmitters located in three Provinces and the Northwest Territories. We are also connected to our communities with 37 MyTownNow websites.

 

You’re a team player confident in your ability to take on the challenge of producing engaging and compelling local stories that stand out among the news feeds, and are willing to learn and lead by example, and we want to hear from you.

 

As an ideal candidate, you are comfortable producing audio, video, and written content and understand the importance of social media. You develop unique local story ideas designed to inform the community and you engage with newsmakers where they work and play. You understand the importance of speed and accuracy when covering breaking stories.

 

About the Job:

This is a full-time news reporting and anchoring position based in Courtenay, producing stories for daily on-air newscasts and our MyTownNow.com websites on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast. The work requires covering a wide variety of local stories relevant to the audiences in our communities, writing quickly and accurately to post online.

 

Your attitude is one of responsibility and service, and a genuine interest in the community. As you grow professionally and deepen your ties to the community you will have local and remote supervision, support, and encouragement.

 

Position Description:

  • Become a part of the community, live, work, and play here
  • Research and write daily news stories for online and on-air broadcasts
  • Produce news audio and video
  • Gather actualities both in the field and by phone for newscasts
  • Take part in daily news meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Position Requirements:

  • Experience working in a newsroom or equivalent journalism background
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong on-air delivery
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Self-starter with a strong news sense
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • A valid driver's license

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At Vista Radio Ltd, we are an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to developing and supporting a diverse and inclusive environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity, respect and one which reflects the diversity of the various communities in which we operate. Accommodations are available for all employees and applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please advise when submitting your application.

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  • Courtenay, BC, Canada