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News Reporter - Lethbridge, AB

Lethbridge, AB, Canada Req #721
Tuesday, May 7, 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.

Vista Radio is looking for someone with news reporting and anchoring talents for our radio station in Lethbridge, AB. This is a full-time News Reporter position. It requires an ambitious self-starter with an attitude of responsibility and service who is genuinely interested in the community. You will be working as part of a regional team of hard-working, dedicated reporters and on-air staff, with both local and remote supervision and support.

The position requires covering all stories, i.e. crime, politics, environment, social issues, etc. The goal for this incumbent is to become embedded in the community, fostering trusting relationships as the outward face of Lethbridge News.

Position Description:

  • Build and strengthen relationships in the market.
  • Research and write news stories for online and broadcast
  • Produce news audio and video as required
  • Perform on-air announcer duties on the weekend
  • Serve as a backup anchor for recorded newscasts as required
  • Managing multiple social media platforms, updating as required
  • Demonstrate a thorough desire to learn about community needs and issues impacting residents of Yellowknife and the greater NWT; this includes attending school board meetings, city council meetings, and non-profit events.
  • Represent the station at community events in a non-news capacity.
  • Search out non-press-release news from multiple sources, including social media, community sources, etc.
  • Other duties, as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • Experience working full-time in a newsroom or equivalent journalism background
  • Experience as an on-air radio announcer considered an asset
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong on-air delivery
  • Self-starter with superior organizational skills
  • The ability to work within a fast-paced environment both individually and with a team
  • A valid driver's license
  • Working familiar with Adobe Audition, Newsroom, and on-air software is a significant asset.
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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  • Lethbridge, AB, Canada