News Reporter (6-Month Contract) – Nanaimo, BC

91.7 Coast FM
January 22, 2021
Nanaimo, Canada
Job Type


Live, work and play on Vancouver Island, British Columbia!

Vista Radio is looking for a News Reporter in Nanaimo, BC. This bustling, ocean-side community is the second-largest city on Vancouver Island. It is minutes away from countless hiking trails and natural wonders, and about an hour from world-class skiing on Mount Washington. If you like being outside 365, this is your dream come true.

You are detail-oriented, with a passion for getting it first - and getting it right.

You are a team player, a self-starter, and are willing and able to lead by example.

You understand social media, its importance, and its evolving role in the news cycle.

You are comfortable with a variety of platforms and can handle producing content in audio, video, and written forms.


About the Job:

Please note, this is a contract position, initially for 6 months with the potential of further extension.


Position Description: 

  • Be a prominent part of the community
  • Building and strengthening relationships in the market.
  • Researching and writing news stories for online and broadcast
  • Producing news audio and video as required
  • Recording morning news for two radio stations
  • Acting as the primary reporter for Nanaimo and Sechelt, working from our downtown Nanaimo location.
  • Managing multiple social media platforms and updating as required during the 24-hour news cycle
  • Other duties as assigned


Position Requirements:

  • Experience working full time in a newsroom or equivalent journalism background
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong on-air delivery
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Self-starter
  • The ability to work within a fast-paced environment both individually and with a team
  • A valid driver's license
  • Working familiarity with Adobe Audition, Newsroom, and on-air software is a big-time plus


Application Instructions:

Email your resume to

Please attach a link to a Soundcloud/YouTube or mp3 audio demo with your resume

As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

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