Cabin Radio
February 9, 2020
Yellowknife, Canada
Job Type
$43,000 per year
Northwest Territories


Cabin Radio seeks a journalist to join the team in our Yellowknife newsroom.

We create some of the territory's most innovative and eye-catching written and broadcast journalism, while aspiring to the highest editorial standards. Our reporting is robust, accurate, fair, and comprehensive, and our work makes a real difference to people's lives across the Northwest Territories.

Our team is small, warm-hearted, and human (except the station dog). We're an independent newsroom owned by people who live in Yellowknife and work at the station. We make our decisions based on fostering high-quality, impactful output, and we give our journalists the opportunity to seek out and tell stories that they believe matter. We provide the training, development, and support needed to tell those stories on the widest range of platforms.


You will be one of the faces of Cabin Radio to NWT residents, with the opportunity of a role on-camera and on-air. However, your day-to-day focus will be written journalism published on Cabin Radio's website, which is part of the daily routine for many of the territory's 40,000 residents.

The territory generates extraordinarily diverse stories. Our reporters can expect to closely cover Indigenous, federal, territorial, and municipal governments; the NWT's mining industry; climate change; crises in education, child and family services, and housing; the quest for bigger, better northern infrastructure; and the NWT's many outstanding achievers in the fields of sports and the arts, among many other topics.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate:

  • An ability to produce written reporting of an exceptional standard under minimal supervision, proactively identifying relevant news stories to swiftly create thorough and accurate journalism.
  • Strong communications skills, including the ability to collaborate, put interviewees at ease, explain complex concepts in simple terms, and act as an ambassador of Cabin Radio to our readers, viewers, and listeners at all times.
  • Excellent research skills.
  • An understanding of media law.

Candidates should have some or all of the following:

  • Experience in written journalism, including the ability to quickly and accurately write breaking news stories within minutes.
  • Experience in radio, delivering newscasts, broadcasting live, editing audio, producing podcasts, and conducting interviews for broadcast.
  • Experience in video, hosting show segments, shooting and editing video, self-shooting with no separate camera operator, and conducting on-camera live interviews.
  • Experience converting in-depth journalism into compelling content on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

The following are considered beneficial:

  • Thorough understanding of the Northwest Territories' Indigenous communities and the priorities and concerns of northern residents.
  • Thorough understanding of the Northwest Territories' political structures, including consensus government and devolution.
  • Skills in photography and/or graphic design.
  • An understanding of WordPress.

To apply:

Please send your résumé, cover letter, and up to five samples of work at your discretion – written, audio, video, or social – to Ollie Williams, Head of Programming and News, by email before 9pm MT / 11pm ET on February 14, 2020.

Company Info

Cabin Radio is a growing, independent northern broadcaster, entirely owned and operated in Yellowknife, NWT. Our small team produces high-quality journalism and authentically northern audio and video entertainment.

We welcome applications from all candidates with appropriate qualifications, regardless of their background or circumstances. Cabin Radio's recruitment is governed by our hiring policy and human resources policy, which set out our commitment to fair and equitable hiring.

Note that we also welcome applications from candidates in northern communities who have not had access to the education and training opportunities necessary to secure appropriate professional qualifications. These applications will be considered on their own merits. Candidates without recognized qualifications should set out efforts they have made to develop relevant skills.

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