The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) is looking for a self-motivated, digitally savvy Editor/Manager to take on a leadership role in producing the news content for the Ha-Shilth-Sa newspaper and for ensuring engaging online content for NTC’s news website. In this role the Editor will articulate the Nuu-chah-nulth perspective and world view. Based out of Port Alberni, the Ha-Shilth-Sa is Canada’s oldest First Nations newspaper, and has a wide distribution to interested groups, individuals, and First Nations.
- Oversee relevant news coverage for print and online versions of the Ha-Shilth-Sa through assignments to staff reporters and freelance professionals
- Monitor story development throughout the day and provide guidance to reporters on quality of content, photo ideas and verifying factual information
- Ensure that the Ha-Shilth-Sa newspaper is printed on a monthly basis, that the related website is refreshed regularly with content, and ensure news distribution via social media
- Provide reportage of NTC events and support NTC departments’ initiatives with coverage
- Function as a reporter (i.e., attend and report on NTC and First Nations’ meetings and events and take photographs)
- Oversee sales, subscriptions, and operate news department within annual budget
Preferred Skills, Experience & Qualifications
- Requires post-secondary degree or diploma in Journalism, plus 5+ years of professional experience as an editor
- A portfolio that demonstrates strong writing, copy editing and content packaging
- Working knowledge of digital platforms, tools, and related applications
- Demonstrably strong leadership and interpersonal skills
- Have a working knowledge of InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, photography, and sound page layout skills
- Able to provide a clean criminal, a driver’s license, and able to travel regionally as required
We offer the successful candidate a competitive compensation and benefit package including registered
pension plan, group insurance coverage, paid sick leave, and a pleasant and respectful work environment).