National Director of Network Programming – News Gathering – Corus

Are you creative, dynamic and passionate? Do you like to think outside of the box and find new ways to achieve your goals? Corus Entertainment has an exciting opportunity for you. If you have a passion for excellence, and would like to work for Corus Entertainment, we encourage you to apply.
About the Role:
Global News has an exciting opportunity for an experienced, successful and innovative television journalist.Reporting to the VP of National and Network News, the National Director of Network Programming will oversee our most popular and successful television news brands and broadcasts. You will offer clear direction on the vision for each team, delegate, provide metrics evaluation and strategic leadership to teams across the country.
Understand and exhibit editorial leadership for teams producing Global National, The West Block, The New Reality and The Morning Show
Oversee all editorial and technical requirements for each of the above mentioned broadcasts
Ensure coverage reflects a diverse Canada in both subject matter and interviews including under represented voices (e.g. racialized communities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S community)
Grow a culture of inclusiveness, lead, develop, attract and retain talent on and off the air to reflect the diversity of Canada
Work with the National Director of Network Content to oversee the assigning and execution of stories for the above mentioned television programs
Establishing and overseeing the execution of a digital strategy for each program
Ability to set and manage budgets and operational expenditures
Must be able to execute 360 reviews and implement changes from quarterly staff reviews
Work with senior leaders to set success measures based on ratings and revenue
Work collaboratively with other areas of the company to ensure success

About You
What We Need From You:
Acute understanding of journalism, storytelling and how to produce television broadcasts to remain at the forefront of the media landscape in Canada
Must understand brands and marketing to support Global News journalism and Global News broadcasts.
Experience leading remotely, mentoring and supporting journalists to help improve skillsets and the overall quality of storytelling
Proven experience driving employee engagement and support employee development
Experience leading in local, national and network newsrooms
Why Corus?

Corus is a driving force in the media industry with a diverse portfolio of strong brands that entertain and inform audiences through great storytelling and compelling content, reaching millions of people around the world every day.

We have a passionate drive to connect with the world around us: to express, to share, to be part of people’s lives. Walk around our offices, our stations, our studios across the country and you’ll feel it. You’ll see it in action.

You’ll see it in the open communication and the approachability of our people. You’ll see it in our care for quality work and the interest in new, creative solutions. You’ll see it in how we work with external partners, and how we care about our communities. These are all core to the values we commit to living each and every day – Win Together, Think Beyond, Make It Happen, Learn Every Day, Show We Care. Our values describe what makes us pretty unique – and amazing – place to work.

At Corus we value and actively involve the full range of what makes people unique in order to create a strong and innovative company where amazing people thrive. A company where people have the full opportunity to show their unique value and develop their potential. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people of colour, people with disabilities, people from all gender and sexually diverse communities and people with intersectional identities.

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.

How to Apply

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