Reporter / Correspondent – Alberta/British Columbia (Home Based)

Winnipeg, MB

Broadcasting / Radio / TV / Film / Video
Job Start Date
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description

A little bit about us:

Launched in 1999 as the first National Indigenous broadcaster in the world, APTN creates a window into the remarkably diverse mosaic of Indigenous Peoples. As a respected non-profit, charitable broadcaster and the only one of its kind in North America, we share our stories of authenticity, while connecting with our audience through genuine, inspiring, engaging entertainment and news.

Some of the great rewards we can offer you:

As a Top 100 employer in Canada, taking care of our people is our priority. In addition to our fun, flexible team environment our total rewards package includes; comprehensive company paid health and dental coverage, an employer matched- defined contribution pension plan and an employee/family assistance plan. Other highlights are, a 35-hour work week as well, training & development assistance which is highly encouraged. It is important to us, that we support you and your success during your time with us. That’s why our total rewards are designed to help you achieve success and overall balance personally and professionally, both now and into your future.

Highlights of this opportunity:

At no time in history have Indigenous People needed journalism that reflects their lives and the world around them. APTN News is adding to its web team and seeking a skilled journalist to work out of their home in the Western Region (Alberta/British Columbia) and someone who is ready to travel to communities throughout the west telling their stories.

· Become part of the team at one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers!

· Discover and pitch your own story ideas in conjunction with assignments from the desk;

· Cover daily breaking news; meeting and developing new contacts as you travel nearby and to remote communities;

· Join a team that provides coverage of the issues facing Indigenous communities locally, nationally and worldwide;

· Craft high quality stories while having creative control;

· Ability to appear on camera as needed;

· Use your strong communication skills while interacting with the public and remote colleagues.

Job Requirements
Your accomplishments and experience include:
• A degree/diploma in journalism or related field with proven experience related to journalism;
• Ability to work under pressure when a story is breaking;
• Basic understanding of social media;
• Curiosity to get to the bottom of issues affecting communities across the province;
• Possess solid judgment, research techniques and the ability to be flexible;
• A strong ability to articulate and effectively communicate issues relevant to Indigenous communities;
• Strong computer skills and knowledge of broadcast technology;
• A valid driver’s license and clear driver’s abstract - since you’ll be travelling to obtain your exciting stories.