Want to report for CBC Saskatchewan? Here's what we're looking for and how to pitch us
We want reporters to produce feature stories across the province
CBC Saskatchewan prides itself on telling stories that get at the heart of this province and the people who live here. You're probably used to coming to CBC.ca/Sask and CBC.ca/Saskatoon for news coverage, but we've been focusing more on feature storytelling, too.
Our priority is digital storytelling, with a preference for visually strong pieces.
We're looking for people with reporting experience who know the province well and can pitch original stories.
You'll be paid for your work.
What stories are we looking to tell?
We want human interest stories, character profiles on ordinary people doing extraordinary things, and pieces that speak to a sense of place. Stories can also be issues-based. They can be heartwarming, serious or quirky.
- Street Warriors: The Okihtcitâwak Patrol Group is helping clean up one of Saskatoon's toughest neighbourhoods
- Saskatoon woman lives in her own Barbie Dreamhouse
- Little outhouse on the prairie answering desperate calls of nature since 1996
We want to reach places we haven't often be able to visit before, like the north, rural areas and smaller communities, and First Nations. And diversify the communities we're covering.
- Why the small town of Bulyea is celebrating 110 years when so many others have faded away
- Deaf, two-spirited Indigenous painter in Regina uses art to overcome challenges
- More than a mushroom: There's big money to be made from the chaga mushroom, but one Sask. man is passing that up in favour of mentoring people in the traditional medicine of his ancestors
We're also looking for trend-based pieces and local coverage that falls under the categories of lifestyle, sports, arts, food, business and more.
- From oat field to coffee shop: The latest non-dairy star is grown in Canada
- Sask. welder finds new passion for artistic sculpture, compelled to create piece after Humboldt Broncos crash
- 'A different way of doing things': Polyamory challenges idea that monogamy is always the way to go
What formats are you looking for?
We love long-form narrative storytelling...
...but shorter form works, too!
We also love experimenting with digital formats, like how-tos/DIYs, recipes, series and listicles.
- 5 restaurants you can get a farm-to-table meal in Sask.
- Lightning strikes: A CBC photographer offers some tips on getting a great lightning shot
- Take a drive to explore golf course hidden gems around Sask.
And we're big on visual-first pieces — photo essays, illustrated pieces, mini docs, graphic novels and more.
- Multiculturalism in movement: How dancers use beats to honour their background
- Photographing Folk: As the Regina Folk Festival turns 50, we asked 4 photographers to reflect on their most memorable shots
How do I pitch to you?
Send an email introducing who you are, your experience and skill set to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outline the focus of your story, who you hope to interview, and how you see yourself presenting this story.
Tell us why this story brings something new to CBC.ca, how it will help diversify our coverage and resonate with our audience.
Don't worry if you don't have all of the details and logistics nailed down right away. Let's have a conversation.