News Editor REF#: JG33227

(Update: Ownership vetoed replacing the departing city editor.)

Kelowna Daily Courier
Location: Kelowna, British Columbia
Posted: February 28, 2023
Deadline: March 17, 2023
Salary: $44,491-$64,757


Okanagan Newspaper Group, which includes The Daily Courier in Kelowna, the Penticton Herald, Westside Weekly and other specialty magazines and products, is seeking to hire an experienced and motivated news editor who is accustomed to working in a fast-paced newsroom environment.
The successful candidate must have a keen eye for detail, and be equally at home editing news, business, arts and sports copy for clarity and accuracy. Editors are expected to balance accuracy and speed, meet deadlines, while adhering to overall style guidelines.
She/he/they will be an excellent communicator, and be able to give and receive instruction and constructive criticism with good humour.

This is a full-time union position with benefits working Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with occasional weekend or evening work for breaking news. Salary is based on placement in the union wage grid and is commensurate with experience. Starting date is April 10, 2023.


  • Real time experience in a fast-paced newsroom
  • Talent for writing clever headlines with clarity that captures the essence of a story
  • Excellent grammar, comprehension and editing skills
  • Proficiency in CP style
  • Ability to quickly rewrite press releases and information from other sources into briefs and post them to the web
  • Experience using social media to monitor the community for breaking news and emerging issues
  • Strong design sense for news and feature layout
  • Strong page layout skills using Quark XPress and/or Adobe InDesign
  • Strong organizational skills with good attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to resolve conflict and solve problems

We thank in advance all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. Only candidates legally eligible to work in Canada will be considered. No phone calls or agencies please.

Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward a cover letter and resume, stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin’s Journalism Job Board, to:

John McDonald
Kelowna Daily Courier
2253 Leckie Avenue
Kelowna , B.C.
V1X 6Y5 , Canada

E-mail: [email protected]
Web address:

See original posting on Jeff Gaulin’s job board: