Careers

Reporter/News Anchor (Wingham, ON)

Are you a passionate journalist with a belief that local news is more important than ever? Are you interested in a mix of newscasting and reporting?

We might just have what you are looking for.

Blackburn Media Inc. is looking for an energetic journalist to work in our Midwestern Ontario newsroom in Wingham, Ontario.

Your duties will include, but not be limited to: weekend newscasting on our three radio stations, field and desk reporting, creating content for CKNXNewsToday.ca, and social media engagement.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • A diploma or degree in journalism from an accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Exceptional news judgement.
  • An ability to write clear and concise news stories for on-air and online presentation.
  • A strong on-air sound.
  • A strong work ethic.
  • A critical mind and a willingness to dig for the story.
  • A valid driver’s licence.

Newscast and reporting demos, resumes, and writing samples should be sent by February 13, 2023 to: careers@blackburnmedia.ca

Subject line: Reporter/Anchor / Attention – Scott Kitching

Those selected for interviews will be contacted.

This is a union bargained position with a W14 designation.

Blackburn Radio Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity in the workplace. We are committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourages applications from qualified Men, Women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

Applicants should identify if they require accommodation during the recruitment process on a confidential basis.

Senior Editor/News Anchor (Wingham, ON)

Blackburn Media Inc. is looking for an energetic journalist to work in our Midwestern Ontario newsroom in Wingham, Ontario.

Your duties will include, but not be limited to: newscasting on our three radio stations, coordinating news assignments, field and desk reporting, creating content for CKNXNewsToday.ca, and social media engagement.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • A diploma or degree in journalism from an accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Exceptional news judgement.
  • An ability to write clear and concise news stories for on-air and online
  • presentation.
  • A strong on-air sound.
  • A strong work ethic.
  • A critical mind and a willingness to dig for the story.
  • A valid driver’s licence.

Newscast and reporting demos, resumes, and writing samples should be sent by February 13, 2023 to: careers@blackburnmedia.ca.

Subject line: Senior Editor/News Anchor / Attention – Scott Kitching

Those selected for interviews will be contacted.

This is a union bargained position with a W16 designation.

Blackburn Radio Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity in the workplace. We are committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourages applications from qualified Men, Women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

Applicants should identify if they require accommodation during the recruitment process on
a confidential basis.

Sale Representative (Sarnia, ON)

Blackburn Media has an immediate & rare opportunity for a Sales Rep in our Sarnia Branch.
The successful candidate will be responsible for expanding our retail client base and
maximizing local radio & digital revenue. If you are right for this job you do not take NO for
an answer, you’re a prospecting champion and you love to win.

Responsibilities:

  • Meet and exceed monthly/quarterly/annual radio & digital revenue targets
  • Develop radio & digital revenue from existing & unassigned accounts in Sarnia & surrounding areas
  • Provide on-going support to ensure optimal client service
  • Ability to coordinate creative from initial sales meetings through to preparation of ads for client approval
  • Delivering accurate call reports and planned revenue numbers to management
  • Ongoing awareness of our clients’ day to day challenges
  • Receivables control

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of media sales experience preferred
  • Education in digital sales and marketing preferred
  • High level of initiative/self motivation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong Presentation Skills
  • Goal-Oriented
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional Prospecting and Networking skills
  • Conceptual, creative thinker and problem solver
  • Must enjoy a fast-paced work environment that is based on team & individual effort
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable automobile
  • A positive, friendly manner and customer service approach

A competitive compensation package & Benefits will be set to meet the needs of the successful applicant.

Interested applicants are invited to email a resume in confidence to: careers@blackburnmedia.ca

Please ensure that the subject line in your email is “Sarnia Sales”

Please note…we will contact the successful candidates for further interviews.

Blackburn Media Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity in the workplace. We are committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourage applications from qualified individuals and genders, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

Applicants should identify if they require accommodation during the recruitment process on a confidential basis.