Freelance Journalist Canada
Fish Farming Expert, a leading and respected provider of news and knowledge to the salmon farming industry in the English-speaking world, is seeking an experienced journalist to work on a part-time, freelance basis in British Columbia, Canada.
Freelance Journalist in the west coast of Canada
Reporting to the editor in Edinburgh, Scotland, you will provide news stories and features for Fish Farming Expert magazine and its associated website, www.fishfarmingexpert.com.
Your duties will include taking photos and short videos, uploading your work to the website and deputising for the editor during his annual leave. You will also promote your work on social media.
Salmon farming is an economically and socially significant industry in both Pacific and Atlantic Canada. It has passionate advocates and detractors, and both the science involved in fish production and the technology used is becoming increasingly sophisticated. You will be expected to keep track of events in Canada and the US. Ideally you will be based on Vancouver Island or in the Vancouver area.
Knowledge of the industry would be an advantage but is not essential. It is more important that you:
- are a professional, even-handed and proactive journalist who is able to produce interesting, well-researched and easy-to-understand stories to deadline;
- can cover and turn around breaking news stories quickly;
- can generate story ideas on a consistent basis
The position is offered on a payment-per-story basis but with a relatively fixed monthly budget, based on a medium-term agreement. On a long-term perspective, we will be able to offer a full-time position.
Some long-distance travel may be required. Travel expenses will be covered by us.
You must have a vehicle and a valid driver’s licence, and will be paid an agreed mileage rate.
Fish Farming Expert is part of Salmonview Media Group, based in Bergen, Norway. We have been providing technical information and news to the salmon industry for more than 40 years, having launched our first publication, Norsk Fiskeoppdrett, in 1976. This was followed by the Norwegian website kyst.no, which was launched in 1997.
Fish Farming Expert and fishfarmingexpert.com have been providing salmon farming news across the English-speaking world and beyond since 2007.
Our Spanish language magazine and website – Salmon Expert and salmonexpert.cl – which are based in Puerto Montt, have been focusing on the Chilean salmon farming industry since 2010.
Salmonview is based on quality and is an independent media player and we hold integrity and veracity as integral to all our publications.
If you’re interested, please send your cover letter, resume and samples of your work to the Executive Editor, Erich Guerrero at email@example.com.
Application deadline: 13.07.2018
Location: British Columbia