Field Journalist (English Services) – CBC

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

Position Language Requirement Bilingual (English / French)

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

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

CBC Quebec is looking for a field Journalist based in Sherbrooke, assigned by Quebec City information programming.

You will be part of the action, in the field, filing live updates using audio, video and photos on breaking and developing stories.

You are a motivated self starter prepared to spend most of your time out of the newsroom, working independently to turn stories around quickly using smart phone, recorder, rig and mic to bring the CBC audience the news they need to know.

Note : The Journalist can be assigned to shifts starting at 5 a.m., including weekends. The journalist must be able to work flexible hours.

Cover the English-speaking communities in the Eastern Townships
Gather and tell stories on current affairs radio programming
Ability to broadcast live from the field
Cover breaking news for all platforms
File directly to our digital properties (including social media) as needed
Research, write scripts and book guests to be interviewed by a radio program host
File simple produced video packages from the field
File packaged items and clips for radio
Drive outreach, engagement and programming to connect with existing and potential audiences in the Eastern Townships

We are looking for a candidate with the following:

A) Knowledge
Bachelor degree in Journalism or the equivalent
Three (3) years of related experience or the equivalent
Excellent knowledge of current events. Specifically, a deep knowledge of English-speaking communities in the Eastern Townships, and experience covering those communities
Solid command of communication techniques specific to the medium (radio, television or new media) as well as interview techniques
Must possess a valid driver’s license as well as a driving record that meets the minimum requirements of CBC/Radio-Canada’s insurance company
Knowledge of CBC’s journalistic standards and practices
b) Skills:
Comfortable on air. Strong Broadcast skills
Able to present a subject clearly and concisely
Innovative with a command of new technology
Excellent diction
Able to analyze, synthesize and think critically
Able to work under pressure
Advanced level for English (reading/writing/speaking)
Excellent spoken French and French comprehension
Excellent understanding and use of social media ( twitter, facebook, instagram, etc.)

Selected candidates will be tested as follows:
Complete an assignment

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

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.

Wherever in the wording of the job description either gender is used, it shall be understood to include all genders.

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