Reporter (BC)-News Gathering – Corus

Burnaby, BC,
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 BC is looking for a Permanent, Full-time Reporter to join the #1 newsroom in Western Canada. This position is part of the Global News team reporting to the Managing Editor, Global BC.
This is a Group 4 position under the current collective agreement.

Report 5 days a week for Global BC, BC1, and CKNW 980 radio;
General assignment reporting, segment producing and live hits as required;
Initiate and monitor story development, and maintain quality of production;
Monitor all news sources, including feeds, wires and social media;
Chase breaking news stories – including coordination of live coverage and setting up interviews for broadcast; facilitating pictures and video for online coverage;
Communicate breaking or changing news situations with online and other show producers and anchors;
Source stories from Indigenous and diverse communities;
This position will contribute content for Global BC website;
This position may require anchor duties for Global BC, BC1, and CKNW broadcasts when required;
Position will require work on regular weekends and may involve a variety of shifts including early mornings and evenings.

About You

What We Need From You:
Degree or diploma in Broadcast Journalism from a recognized institution;
At least 5 years’ experience reporting;
Experience reporting live breaking news and performing live hits as a reporter and/or anchor;
Proven ability to write accurate, concise, creative broadcast copy and put together news line ups;
Experience meeting multiple deadlines for broadcast and online;
Ability to develop sources, contacts and research original stories for television, radio, and online;
Demonstrated experience in telling stories from a diverse lens;
Extensive knowledge and contacts in Metro Vancouver’s diverse communities;
Willingness to adapt to rapidly changing technology and new online skills in a multi-faceted digital news operation;
Should be familiar with current state of online news reporting and publishing;
Familiarity and ease in using social media;
Must have excellent people skills with the ability to work independently, effectively and cooperatively in a team environment;
A valid driver’s license and vehicle;
Represent the company at various community and charity events.

Deadline for applications June 25, 2021
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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*No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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