Employment opportunity: Alberta Jewish News is hiring a Calgary community reporter

(AJNews) – Alberta Jewish News is pleased to announce that we are hiring a part-time or freelance reporter for Calgary and area. If you have strong writing skills and/or photography skills, this will be a great way to supplement your income.

The ideal candidate should be able to tell the story of Jewish community events and issues in Calgary through narrative approaches. We are looking for a writer/photographer who is driven, with fresh ideas and a great attitude.

Why are we seeking a reporter? Calgary is home to a vibrant and diverse Jewish community whose organizations are doing great work and we’d like to do a better job of reporting it. The position will involve event coverage and interviews with people in the news.

We welcome applications from reporters of all levels of experience. No formal journalism education is needed but it will be considered an asset. All writing experience and photography experience will be considered.

A candidate familiar with Jewish community values and organizations will have an edge.

Further requirements (the right candidate will tick these boxes):

  • Strong reporting/writing skills and or photography skills with a flair for narrative
  • Enthusiastic about attending events within the Calgary Jewish Community
  • Time management skills, including the ability to keep to tight deadlines
  • Team-oriented and collaborative at heart
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

Please submit your cover letter and resume explaining why you are interested in this opportunity to albertajewishnews@gmail.com. Please put “Calgary community reporter” in the subject line. The position will remain open until filled.

We recognize the importance of a diverse workforce. If you are creative, hard-working and love independent media, we’d love to meet with you.

Remuneration will vary with experience. This opportunity is made possible with funding from Canada Heritage Local Journalism Initiative.

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