Civic and Community Video Journalist

Station Name: CHNE
Location: Cheticamp, Nova Scotia
Term: This is a time limited position (16 month term) which will end on March 31, 2021. The position will be 35hrs/week @ $20/hour
Acadian Communications Ltd (CHNE) is looking for an experienced reporter to work as a Civic and Community Video Journalist.
This position is funded by The Local Journalism Initiative and has been made possible by the Government of Canada, administered by The Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS).
The candidate will be producing civic journalism, which is defined as reportage about the activities of the country’s civic institutions (for example, courthouses, city halls, band councils, school boards, federal Parliament or provincial legislatures) or subjects of public importance to society.
The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of video journalism, an understanding of how local issues impact residents, and a passion for storytelling and solid media production skills, especially in video. It is equally important that the candidate understands the principles of community based media — they will function as the leader of a team of volunteer community media makers who will collaboratively create professional quality content delivered through video, web, podcasts and social media.
Requirements of the position include:
High degree of self motivation and proven ability to generate story ideas.
A demonstrated ability to identify, research and produce engaging video stories, panel discussions, and interviews for local audiences Strong digital video skills including editing; experience in audio, social media, online journalism and media writing are assets
Excellent interviewing skills, demonstrating an ability to establish an appropriate rapport with sources
Proven ability to work with volunteers to create high quality professional productions
Strong organizational and time management skills, ensuring deadlines are always met;
Have a keen interest in civic issues and politics;
A valid driver’s licence.
(if applicable) must be able to work in both of Canada’s official languages
In addition, preference will be given to candidates who:
Have a demonstrated understanding, or experience with community based media organizations
Demonstrated ability to work with volunteers, preferably in a media production setting
Have a strong understanding of online reporting and social media, and the appropriate integration of those tools to complement video products;
ability to work in both official languages
To apply, please email or call us to arrange pick up of an application package.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Acadian Communications is an advocate for equity and is committed to ensuring representation in its community. We welcome applications from members of visible minorities, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. Acadian Communications seeks to maintain its commitment to excellence and recognizes that increasing the diversity of its workplace supports this objective.