Posted July 22, 2016 3 years 3 months ago

Managing Editor, Saskatchewan

Career Opportunity: Managing Editor, Saskatchewan

Job ID: 16-127

Division: News & Information

Work Status:  Full Time

Location: Global Regina

Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment, has an exciting opportunity available on its award-winning news team as Managing Editor for Saskatchewan.  The successful candidate, to be based in Regina, will be required to work weekdays, with the possibility of some weekend or evening work.  If you have a positive, can-do attitude, a passion for storytelling, and a proven track record of effective leadership in a television newsroom, then the most innovative news organization in Canada wants to hear from you!  Consider applying today!

Accountabilities/ Responsibilities:

The following is a paraphrase of the primary functions, but does not outline all of the duties and responsibilities that may be assigned to this position:

Working closely with the News Directors in both Regina and Saskatoon, and reporting in to the Director of Newsgathering in Toronto, the Managing Editor for Saskatchewan will:

  • Oversee the daily editorial agenda for broadcast and online for both Regina and Saskatoon, placing an emphasis on producing original, enterprise content.

  • Drive the daily story meetings and assigning process in both cities.

  • Ensure proper editorial resources are assigned to meet the needs of our local news platforms.

  • Monitor story development throughout the day and provide guidance to local reporters and online journalists on story direction and storytelling techniques.

  • Vet reporter scripts and online content as required.

  • Develop and maintain a high standard of news production that includes effective writing, editing, and shooting.

  • Supervise all reporters, camera operators and video journalists in both Regina and Saskatoon and oversee various operational requirements pertaining to labour relations, scheduling and timesheets.

  • Work with the marketing department to ensure proper promotion of daily news coverage.

  • Coordinate resources, human and technical, for all special projects and requests.

    Required Skills, Experience & Qualifications:

  • An extensive background in broadcast news with at least five years’ experience in a news management role. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in managing both broadcast and digital news platforms.

  • An amazing attitude that will engage and motivate teams.

  • A post-secondary degree in broadcast journalism or a related field.

  • Demonstrably strong leadership and interpersonal skills.

  • A track record of creative storytelling with strong production skills. 

  • Must be able to adapt under pressure and be able to work in a fast-paced environment. 

  • Working knowledge of digital tools and technologies, including all social media and related applications.

  • Must be able to handle the demands and pressure of multiple, daily deadlines for online and broadcast.

  • Working knowledge of the Regina and Saskatoon news markets.

  • A valid driver’s license.

    How to Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to careers@corusent.com by Friday, July 29th, 2016.  Please clearly identify the Job Title and Job ID in the subject line.  Internal candidates must indicate they are internal in the subject line. Please refer to the Recruitment Policy for more information.

    Corus is committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Corus is also committed to providing accommodations throughout the interview and employment process.  If you require an accommodation we will work with you to meet your needs.

    *No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.