Stoke FM Community Radio Journalist

Stoke FM Radio Society

Revelstoke, B.C.’s Stoke FM is a community not-for-profit radio station now celebrating its 10th
year on the airwaves.

Revelstoke is a unique and dynamic mountain community located at the intersection of the
Trans-Canada Highway and the Columbia River. Our community has a dynamic and diverse
economic base that includes forestry and milling, hydropower, railway, highway transportation,
destination tourism, backcountry recreation, arts, culture and much more. Revelstoke is a
desirable international destination known for its amazing all-season outdoor mountain recreation
in summer and winter.

Our Community Radio Journalist will produce a broad range of general
stories that reflect our community. Stoke FM’s mission since our inception has been to bring
“unity to the community” by featuring our community’s diverse voices and sounds on our
airwaves. Our new Community Radio Journalist will contribute to our mission by creating and
sharing relevant and timely audio and multimedia stories that connect our community.

The LJI program

The Stoke FM Community Radio Journalist will report on a range of community issues with a
broad focus on local-level civic issues and affairs. Generally, you will produce a story on a daily
basis for the air and share it through our digital platforms. You will also perform other
journalism-based programming assignments such as creating, recording and scheduling daily
news and community information briefs.

Your Revelstoke-focused local reporting is in partnership with the Local Journalism Initiative,
which provides national-level exposure opportunities.

The Local Journalism Initiative (LJI) program was launched by the Community Radio Fund of
Canada and funded by the Government of Canada. The program is focusing on diverse, local
communities that may be underserved in the Canadian news landscape. The goal is to increase
the production of community and civic news in those areas and to make that news more
accessible across the country. We’re elevating original, local community news.

Stoke FM Community Radio Journalist position

● Title: Community Radio Journalist
● Term: 12-month contract position, with potential opportunity to renew
● Salary: $24 per hour, 36 hours per week.
● Ideal Start Date: April, 2022
● Expected working hours: Weekdays, with schedule flexibility for weekend reporting as
necessary

Job Requirements – Who You Are

● Hold a degree or diploma in Journalism, Communications or Arts from an accredited
academic or technical institution OR have equivalent experience in broadcast,
print/digital journalism or writing (minimum 5 years of journalistic/radio experience).
● Excellent radio, interview and communication skills
● Excellent writing skills and research. You love storytelling – from the initial pitch to the
publication
● Strong people skills: You are a great listener, speaker and interviewer
● Deadline-driven and have an eye for detail
● Knowledge of community and regional concerns or news and a passion for local
journalism
● Strong skills in both a team setting and with independent work
● Audio production skills and understanding of the radio-community environment
● Critical thinking and ability to analyze issues and to remain impartial
● Social media savvy, for both posting and research purposes
Other qualifications/requirements
● Understanding with diversity, different perspectives and sensitive/complex issues.
● Desire to drive news and interest in reporting on a range of topics with a core focus on
community issues and civic affairs.
● Attend editorial meetings with station and LJI coordinators as needed.

We’re looking for a dynamic, determined journalist who cares about local, community and civic
journalism.

If that sounds like you, please apply to Stoke FM Radio Society Executive Director, Jace
Preenan, by emailing to info@stokefm.com with a cover letter describing why you want to work
at the station, a current resume and a few examples of your work, either submitted by email or
with organized portfolio links.

Stoke FM Radio Society encourages applications from a diverse range of candidates, including
(but not limited to) women, BIPOC individuals, those who identify as LGBTQ+, and people
living with disabilities.

Thank you for your interest. Unfortunately, we can’t respond to all applicants. Only those
candidates under consideration will be contacted.

This position is funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of
Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.