News Reporter - Grande Prairie, AB


News Reporter - Grande Prairie, AB

Are you a detail-oriented news hound with a passion for getting it first - and getting it right?

Are you social media savvy and comfortable in the council chamber, the courtroom, or the locker room?


If your answer is yes, then apply to be a News Reporter for 2day FM and MyGrandePrairieNow.com with Vista Radio in Grande Prairie, Alberta.


Why Vista Radio? Well we pride ourselves on a fresh vision of broadcasting and an unparalleled commitment to its community involvement. Vista Radio is privileged to operate 43 radio stations (and growing) broadcasting across 70+ transmitters located in three Provinces and the Northwest Territories. We are also well connected to our communities with 35 MyTownNow websites.


Grande Prairie is one of the youngest cities in Canada and quickly growing as the fifth largest in Alberta. There is no shortage of news to cover - we just need the right person to dig it up.


If you’re a team player, a self-starter, and willing to learn and lead by example, we want to hear from you. We are looking for the right person to join our experienced and passionate news team.


Our ideal candidate is comfortable producing content in audio, video, and written forms, and understands the importance of social media and its evolving role in the news cycle.


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

Manage multiple social media platforms and update as required during the 24-hour news cycle

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 full-time in a newsroom or equivalent journalism background

Strong writing skills for both online and on-air

Strong on-air delivery

Ability to meet deadlines in a busy newsroom

Superior organizational skills

Ability to work within a fast-paced environment both individually and with a team

Valid driver’s license

Working familiarity with Adobe Audition, Newsroom, and on-air software is a big-time plus.


Application Instructions


Apply online at www.VistaRadio.ca or send your cover letter, resume, audio demo and writing samples to Michael Lumsden at mlumsden@vistaradio.ca


As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from all qualified individuals.