Job Posting: Community Journalist (Uvagut TV)
JOB POSTING: Uvagut TV - Civic and Community Video Journalist
Location: Iqaluit, NU
Hours: full-time (some evenings and weekends, depending on programming schedule)
Compensation: $ 7500./ month (before deductions); $90,000 (before deductions) / year
*Priority will be given to Inuit or Indigenous candidates*
Term: This is a time limited position which will end on March 31, 2023. Possibility of renewal depending on funding.
Application Deadline: May 5, 2022
Uvagut TV is looking for an experienced reporter to work as a full-time Civic and Community Video Journalist.
This position is funded by The Local Journalism Initiative and has been made possible by the Government of Canada, administered by The Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS).
The candidate will be producing civic and community journalism content for Inuit audiences, created for broadcast on Uvagut TV (uvagut.tv).
Working remotely and in person with our production teams in Nunavut and across Canada, the candidate will create news items and broadcasts as part of Uvagut TV’s broadcasting schedule.
The ideal candidate will have an understanding of video journalism and how local issues impact residents. They have a passion for storytelling and some media production skills (especially video).
*Training and support is provided with this position.
It is important that the candidate understands community based media. The candidate will function as the leader of a team of volunteer community media makers who will collaboratively create professional quality content delivered through video, web, podcasts and social media.
Requirements of the position include:
- Fluent in Inuktut
- Self-motivated and able to create story ideas
- Able to identify, research and produce engaging video stories, panel discussions, and interviews for local audiences
- Digital video skills (including editing)
- Experience in audio, social media, online journalism and media writing are assets
- Interviewing skills and able to establish an appropriate rapport with sources
- Able to work with volunteers to create high quality professional productions
- Organizational and time management skills
- Interest in civic issues and politics
- Some journalism or media experience (in any form, at any level)
- Able to work on evenings and weekends when necessary
Please download and fill out the application form (see sidebar for document link)
Email completed application form and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: May 5, 2022
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.
About Uvagut TV
Uvagut TV, Canada’s first 24/7 Inuktut television channel, launched on January 18, 2021. Uvagut TV is available nationally to 610,000 Shaw Direct satellite subscribers, Arctic Co op’s Cable subscribers in Nunavut and NWT and FCNQ subscribers in Nunavik. Viewers around the world can stream the service online 24/7 at www.uvagut.tv
Uvagut TV is owned and operated by Nunavut Independent Television Network (NITV), an Inuit owned non-profit founded in 1991 in Igloolik as a media arts centre. NITV is dedicated to the enhancement and preservation of Inuktut and Inuit culture through the creation and exhibition of Inuit video art, linking Nunavut communities through Internet television channels, local access internet-TV, media training and digital literacy initiatives, the production and distribution of Inuktut video and film — and now broadcast television.
Uvagut TV is an advocate for equity and is committed to ensuring representation in its community. We welcome applications from members of visible minorities, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. Uvagut TV seeks to maintain its commitment to excellence and recognizes that increasing the diversity of its workplace supports this objective. *Priority will be given to Inuit or Indigenous candidates*