Journalists/News Reporters

Windspeaker Radio Network is looking for journalists in our Edmonton & Calgary Studios.

We’re looking for dynamic, determined journalists who care about local, community and civic journalism.

CFWE North (Edmonton) and CJWE South (Calgary) Feature Country music – Classic to Contemporary, While CIWE, The Raven (Edmonton) offers Classic Rock, Blues, Hip Hop, and Oldies.


Description of the journalist position

  • Title: General Assignment Journalist
  • Term: 7 – month contract position
  • Start Date:  Sept 3, 2024
  • Report to the Program Director of Windspeaker Media
  • Expected working hours: Monday to Friday generally, though coverage over the weekend or after hours may be required.

Job Requirements

  • A degree or diploma in Journalism, Communications or Arts from an accredited academic or technical institution OR have equivalent experience in broadcast, print/digital journalism (minimum 2 years of journalism/radio experience).
  • Knowledge of Indigenous peoples, communities, culture, issues and concerns an asset.
  • Excellent radio, interview and communication skills
  • Excellent writing skills and research.
  • Strong people skills: You are a great listener, speaker and interviewer
  • Deadline-driven and have an eye for detail
  • Knowledge of community and regional concerns or news and a passion for local journalism
  • Strong skills in both a team setting and with independent work.
  • Audio production skills and understanding of the radio community environment
  • Critical thinking and ability to analyze issues and to remain impartial
  • Social media savvy, for both posting and research purposes

Other qualifications/requirements

  • Understanding diversity, different perspectives and sensitive/complex issues.
  • Desire to drive news and interest in reporting on a range of topics.
  • Attend editorial meetings with station Program Director and LJI coordinators as needed.


If this sounds like an opportunity for you, please apply to with a cover letter describing why you want to work at the station, a current resume and a few examples of your work.

Windspeaker Media encourages applications from a diverse range of candidates, including (but not limited to) women, BIPOC individuals, those who identify as LGBTQ+, and people living with disabilities.

Thank you to everyone for your interest.  Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Deadline to Apply is August 2, 2024


This position is funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.