Lifestyle Writer | Victoria, BC

Our partner, VictoriaNow (A news source which also features events and local stories for the city of Victoria) is looking for a full-time Lifestyle Writer to join their team of energetic and creative professionals! We’re looking for a passionate writer with a knack for storytelling to work with our news team and clients to produce high-quality digital content on the VictoriaNow platform.

Responsibilities

  • Writing lifestyle content for the VictoriaNow platform
  • Seeking out fun and engaging stories throughout the City of Victoria
  • Working with our news team to execute effective content strategies
  • Taking amazing pictures of the people of Victoria, businesses, and events
  • Working with clients to determine goals and find the best way to achieve them
  • Collaborating with our executive and sales team to deliver unique programs
  • Identifying trending topics for coverage, and contributing to brainstorming and content planning
  • Having fun (we hope!)

Ideal Candidate

  • Experience writing engaging content for digital platforms. This may include blogs, news articles, web copy, or any other form of written storytelling.

  • Ability to write impactful content about all kinds of topics (food, events, culture, arts, sports, music—you get the idea)
  • Sound knowledge of marketing principles and techniques
  • A mastery of social media to help develop and grow our brand on various platforms
  • Be familiar with our brands and passionate about lifestyle content
  • Showcase a strong understanding of audience engagement in a digital environment
  • Have a portfolio that demonstrates an understanding of the type of content that appeals to and engages online users Have knowledge of or interest in gaining an understanding of analytics
  • Showcase a passion for all lifestyle content – broadcast, digital and social
  • Photography skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Formal education in journalism, business, or creative writing would be an asset

Job Location:
Victoria

Wage:
Salary will be commensurate with the experience of the selected candidate.

VictoriaNow is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are dedicated to providing a work environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. All employment decisions are made based on qualifications, job requirements and business needs. GSL is passionate about being known for an inclusive culture where talented people of all backgrounds want to work.


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