Multimedia News Reporter

Yarmouth, NS

Broadcasting / Radio / TV / Film / Video
Experience Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule

Job Description

Acadia Broadcasting Limited is a growing radio broadcaster with radio stations in Atlantic Canada and Northwestern Ontario. In each of our markets, our Company focuses on being the community’s local voice for entertainment, news, and events

CJLS Y95.5 in Yarmouth, NS has an exciting opportunity for you to join Acadia Broadcasting Limited’s team as an integral part of our newsroom. Ideally, you have a diverse set of digital and broadcast journalism skills. Our newsroom moves fast, so reporters must adjust quickly, work well under pressure and have a demonstrated mastery in social media and multimedia gathering.

Key responsibilities:

  • Excellent news judgment. You will be making decisions on the fly and will be responsible for anchoring daily newscasts.
  • You will also be required to record interviews for our Weekender program that airs Sunday mornings. It’s a great opportunity to tell the stories of folks in our communities.
  • In addition to a solid on-air delivery, you are primarily focused on generating local and regional stories.
  • Your writing is tight. We need stories for broadcast that are 35-40 seconds (with audio).
  • You look for multimedia storytelling opportunities while covering events that will enhance our coverage and content across all platforms – radio, web and social media.

You will work closely and report to the Regional News Director. Here are a few other important skills we are looking for:

  • Strong interviewing, writing and editing skills.
  • Be proficient with social media and know how to distribute content through Facebook/Twitter.
  • You don’t leave home or the station without your company issued iPhone - meaning you are comfortable sending audio back to the station, taking pictures, shooting video and reporting news in real time – as it happens.
  • Able to establish and maintain positive relationships by attending community meetings, events and other public appearances.
  • Be hard working with a flexible schedule.
Job Requirements
Requirements : A Journalism/digital media diploma (or equivalent relevant experience), a valid driver’s license, and knowledge and experience with industry standard software including Burli.

If you have a passion for storytelling and are driven to become a part of the community, we would like to hear from you. Please apply with a resume and cover letter and include a link to your SoundCloud or YouTube demo. Deadline to apply is February 24th, 2021.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.