The Medicine Hat News is looking for an LJI reporter

The Medicine Hat News has an immediate opening for a Local Journalism Initiative Reporter with a focus on education and agriculture.

The ideal candidate for this role will be a motivated worker with a passion for journalism, strong news sense, excellent research skills, a creative approach to coverage, a desire to learn and a demonstrated ability to adapt to rapidly changing situations.

This is a full-time contract position concluding in March 2023 with no guarantee of further employment.

The Medicine Hat News is a member of Alberta Newspaper Group LP and has operated as a daily newspaper since 1885, providing award winning daily coverage from court and councils to sports and human interest. Medicine Hat is home to a rich sports community, featuring four local high schools, Medicine Hat College, the Western Hockey League’s Medicine Hat Tigers and much more.


  • Reporting on local stories through print and photography, with a focus on education and agriculture.
  • Pitching story ideas with an emphasis on local content
  • Schedule may include evenings and weekends


  • Post-secondary education in journalism or related field
  • Experience at a daily or weekly news organization in a reporting role
  • Working knowledge of Canadian Press style
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Strong sense of ethical integrity
  • Fluency in social media platforms
  • Willingness to work overtime when required
  • Photography and layout experience would be considered an asset

Compensation Elements:

  • Full Time Contract Position
  • Unionized
  • Full benefits

Benefits Include:

  • Extended Health Care
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability
  • Paid Vacation

Please submit your resume, cover letter and three references to:

Ryan McCracken

City Editor

Medicine Hat News

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.