Posted November 26, 2018 10 months 4 weeks ago

Journalist - Cree Language - CBC North - MON05107

Job Family

  Programming (TV-Radio-Web)

Primary Location

  Montreal

Position Language Requirement  Bilingual (English / French)

Language Skill Levels (Reading / Writing / Speaking)  B B B

Status of Employment  Permanent

Work schedule(s)  Full-time

Description

What it’s like working 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 North is looking for a journalist based out of the Montreal office to work on a our weekly TV magazine program Maamuitaau.  The Journalist will work with a versatile and well-rounded team passionate about Indigenous culture and stories relevant to the James Bay Cree communities. 

More specifically, the Journalist will conduct research, draft copy, process sound and visual footage, and produce thorough, fact-checked, dynamic, compelling news content for delivery across various platforms (TV, radio, web, mobile), in accordance with the Corporation’s Journalistic Standards and Practices.

Qualifications

We are looking for a candidate with the following: 

  • A high school education or an acceptable combination of education and/or experience.
  • Relevant experience appropriate to television, current affairs or a newsroom environment.
  • Excellent general knowledge.
  • In-depth knowledge of current events as they relate to Quebecers and Canadians as well as to Cree communities, and the people living there.
  • Fluent in the working language (Cree) and very good knowledge of English.
  • Knowledge of the French language would be considered an asset
  • Knowledge of communications methods specific to TV as well as digital and radio, and also interview techniques.
  • Interest in honing skills related to digital journalism and open to learning new technology.
  • Strong familiarity with computers and social media
  • Curious and engaging on-air personality and a strong affinity and interest in the audience.
  • Able to analyze, synthesize and think critically.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Leadership.
  • Willing to work flexible, irregular hours, depending on the assignment.
  • Availability to travel across the province of Quebec to smaller communities.
  • 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.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

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  Talent and Diversity  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.

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

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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