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Multimedia Journalist Reporter

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ORGANIZATION: Captain Scott Legacy Society

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Organization overview: Established in 2021, Captain Scott Legacy Society (CSLS) is on a mission to inspire and empower people of all ages to find meaningful purpose in their communities as volunteers. The organization strengthens the volunteer spirit through impactful storytelling, as well as accessible volunteer training and recognition initiatives. We’re on a mission to promote social good!

Opportunity : Our biggest priority at Captain Scott Legacy Society is to generate and amplify positive narratives around volunteerism. Often, the media continually churns out stories that are the most sensational- capturing only the extreme elements of a community. CSLS aims to balance the media’s stories and provide more representative coverage of the community by curating and sharing stories of community builders and helpers. These stories aim to bring people together and inspire people into action, making light of the good people and their contributions among us. Volunteers fill in the gaps of our community that government services do not or can not; they bring about change, and so do their stories!

Journalism students and recent graduates in the journalism field would be perfect for this portfolio-building opportunity. We can provide a reference letter if needed.

Job brief: We are looking for a talented multimedia journalist reporter to be a megaphone for volunteers who are working on the frontlines of a cause they are passionate about. This individual must love the power of storytelling and is skilled at how to tell positive, heartwarming stories that people care about. Stories can be told in a multi-media format and/or a traditional news format. They will be shared on all our organization’s public-facing platforms, including our social media, newsletters, and in-print materials. The goals of these stories are to engage with volunteers, recognize and validate them and the important work that they do, and to support local small-to-medium nonprofits with their volunteer recruitment and retention efforts.

Responsibilities:

  • Pitch, prepare, write and/or produce creative volunteer stories in various media forms including traditional and modern formats
  • Shoot and edit multi-media content focusing on volunteer stories and recognition, including videos
  • Interview volunteers from various causes and non-profits, both local and national, to develop stories
  • Network on behalf of the organization in order to find and develop more stories
  • Liaise with various creative professionals including videographers, communication specialists, if available

Requirements:

  • Work or volunteer experience in the journalism industry and/or a strong interest to learn and participate in the sector
  • Ability to deliver creative content through design (text, image and video)
  • Excellent communication and interviewing skills
  • Multitasking and analytical skills
  • Must hold oneself to professional standards
  • Interest in sourcing stories that are diverse and inclusive
  • Commitment to continued learning
  • A willingness to learn and receive support from a team
  • Assets: Education in journalism, writing, and/or communications field, experience with SEO, passionate about social justice and influencing change through storytelling journalism

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About Captain Scott Legacy Society

Location:

1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4, CA

Mission Statement

We're on a mission to inspire and empower people of all ages to find meaningful purpose in their communities as volunteers!

Description

Established in 2021, Captain Scott Legacy Society (CSLS) is on a mission to inspire and empower people of all ages to find meaningful purpose in their communities as volunteers. The organization strengthens the volunteer spirit through impactful storytelling, as well as accessiblevolunteer training and recognition initiatives. We’re on a mission to promote social good!

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Education & Literacy
Media & Broadcasting
Community, Education & Literacy, Media & Broadcasting

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Research
  • Journalism
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • English
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Long-term weekly commitment, negotiable work hours but preferably 5-10 hours a week
  • How to apply? Please email your resume with a brief, written introduction about who you are, why you are interested in this position, and what you hope to gain from this position to serena@captainscott.ca. Please include samples of your writing.

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