Business Reporter-Editor – Assigned to morning local radio programs (English Services) – CBC

Job Family Programming (TV-Radio-Web)
Primary Location Toronto

Position Language Requirement English Only

Language Skill Level (Reading) –
Language Skill Level (Writing) –
Language Skill Level (Speaking) –

Status of Employment Permanent
Work schedule(s) Full-time

Work at CBC/Radio-Canada

At CBC/Radio-Canada, we create content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms. Our successes and accomplishments are driven by embodying and upholding values, which include creativity, integrity, inclusiveness and relevance.

Do you think you have the ability and drive to keep up with this exciting, ever-changing industry? Whether it be in front of the camera, on air, online or behind the scenes, you would be joining a team that thrives on making connections and telling stories that are important to Canadians.

Your role

Are you someone who is connected to the business community across Canada? Who knows how to find and tell original stories about the economy, consumer trends,and personal financial news? CBC Syndicated Audio is looking for a business reporter who is creative and a strong critical thinker, an exceptional journalist and self-starter who is able to analyze a broad range of issues and thrive in a fast-paced, high pressure world of Syndicated Audio.

In this role, you will be delivering sharp, audience-friendly business content on a daily basis to local morning radio shows across the country. Strong on-air skills and the ability to tailor content to local markets across Canada is essential. In addition to regional reflection, you will ensure that the widest possible range of voices is heard. You are a team player with good interpersonal skills and an open, energetic outlook. You are committed to telling business stories from equity groups, including Black, Indigenous, people of Colour and people with disabilities.

You come from a broadcast background, ideally radio, and have a strong air performance, able to interact with a variety of hosts and make each of your live business reports sound vibrant and fresh for the local audience. You seek opportunities for feedback, from program leaders and the audience.

The Syndicated Audio unit amplifies CBC’s journalism throughout the country by creating and distributing content that is informed by news of the day and shared with regional morning, afternoon and weekend radio programs across Canada.

The position supports morning radio programs across Canada, and can be located in either Toronto or Calgary, working closely with CBC business units in those cities.

NOTE: This shift starts at 5:15 a.m. ET

We are looking for a candidate with the following:

Ability to generate, pitch and pursue strong, story ideas for multi-platforms. A strong proven connection to the business community.
Strong on-air skills in both a live and taped programming environment.
A proven work ethic in diverse teams.
Proven ability to build relationships with CBC program teams, including CBC Business units in Calgary and Toronto; and with local audiences across Canada.
Advanced knowledge of digital news including familiarity with social media platforms and industry trends.
Experience vetting, editing, fact-checking and packaging business news content.
Ability to write stories based on gathered interviews or live-streamed events, filling gaps as needed.
A willingness to learn and tackle new tasks across all CBC platforms.
Sound news judgment and ability to work effectively under newsroom deadline pressure.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills; a standout colleague.
Ability to generate original, enterprise journalism.
High energy and enthusiasm towards journalism.
Proven ability to work with a virtual team.
Experience with self-operating an audio board, and with audio gathering tools.
University degree in journalism or equivalent with a minimum of three years of recent, related experience in business journalism.
Must possess a valid driver’s licence as well as a driving record that meets the minimum requirements of CBC/Radio-Canada’s insurance company, other classes considered an asset.
Ability to work a variety of shifts including early starts, late finishes and weekends.
We want to hear what you sound like. Please include additional documentation or a link to your online demo or website, blog or video in your cover letter.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

If this sounds interesting, please click on ”Apply online”. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster. For more information, visit the Diversity and Inclusion section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to recruitment@cbc.ca.

You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website. All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment. We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest. In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest.

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