Posted February 12, 2019 8 months 1 week ago

National Online Journalist – Social Media - Corus

Job ID: 16-257

Division: News & Information

Work Status: Permanent Part Time

Location: 81 Barber Greene Rd. (Toronto)

About the Role:

Reporting to the National Managing Editor, Social Media & Distribution, you will be responsible for amplifying Global News content on social media while increasing audience engagement and upholding Global News/Corus Entertainment social media best practices. The successful candidate will work with a small team of social media journalists to curate digital content and position it for Globalnews.ca’s ever-growing international audience. This part time position is based at 81 Barber Greene Road in Toronto and involves weekend and night shifts.

Responsibilities:

  • Curate digital content and position it for various social media platforms, aligning them to SEO best practices
  • Strengthen audience engagement by responding to feedback from users
  • Craft social media copy and create visual content (thumbnails, gifs, photo collages, etc.) that will appeal to our audience
  • Assist the breaking news team with major breaking news events
  • Analyse data in real time to ensure that we are meeting KPIs
  • Uphold social media best practices as outlined in the Global News Journalistic Principles and Practices
  • Pitch and write pieces about trending topics and viral stories
  • Create and promote innovative new multiplatform storytelling tools, techniques and technologies across the network
  • Collaborate with and advise local newsrooms
  • Educate, encourage and generally act as a social media ambassador for staff

About You

What We Need From You:

  • Degree or diploma in journalism or a related field
  • 2 years of experience in a newsroom environment
  • Experience managing external social media channels
  • Proven track record of growing social media audiences and successfully meeting KPIs
  • Proficiency in Hootsuite, SocialFlow or similar social media publishing platforms
  • Proficiency in Photoshop
  • Thorough understanding of SEO

If You Have the Following….We Want to Hear From You!

  • Exceptional written communication skills – you don’t actually need to spellcheck your work.
  • Ability to think on your feet
  • Motivated, self-starter, independent, results oriented and professional.
  • A genuine love of social media and its storytelling possibilities

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to shauna.rempel@globalnews.ca by Feb. 18, 2018.  Please clearly identify the Job Title (National Online Journalist – Social Media) and Job ID (16-257) in the subject line or your application will not be considered.

Internal candidates must also they are internal in the subject line.

Interviews will be conducted as applications are received.

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.