Saskatchewan

Want to report for CBC Saskatchewan? Here's what we're looking for and how to pitch us

We're looking for reporters to produce feature stories across the province.

We want reporters to produce feature stories across the province

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. (FXQuadro/Shutterstock)

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. 

Andrea Katelnikoff received her first Barbie when she was in her early 30s. Now she has accumulated about 3,000 dolls. (Victoria Dinh/CBC)

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.

Tommy Bird harvests chaga in Southend, Sask. (Kandis Riese)

We're also looking for trend-based pieces and local coverage that falls under the categories of lifestyle, sports, arts, food, business and more.

What formats are you looking for?

We love long-form narrative storytelling...

...but shorter form works, too!

Guestmaster Father Demetrius Wasylyniuk greets 3,000 guests to St. Peter's Abbey in Muenster, Sask., each year. The art in the background is painted by Brother Pierre Rouillard. (Ashleigh Mattern/CBC)

We also love experimenting with digital formats, like how-tos/DIYs, recipes, series and listicles.

I followed this storm between Shellbrook, Sask. and Prince Albert. in an effort to try and capture the shape of the cloud illuminated by lightning. (Bryan Eneas)

And we're big on visual-first pieces — photo essays, illustrated pieces, mini docs, graphic novels and more.

How do I pitch to you?

Send an email introducing who you are, your experience and skill set to natascia.lypny@cbc.ca

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.

About the Author

Natascia Lypny is the features producer for CBC Saskatchewan based out of Regina, where she's worked since 2016. Over the course of her career, she has worked as a reporter and editor in six provinces — online, for newspapers, magazines and radio.