Reporter/Editor, assigned to Copy Editing (English Services) – CBC

Job Family Programming (TV-Radio-Web)
Primary Location Vancouver

Position Language Requirement English Only

Language Skill Level (Reading) –
Language Skill Level (Writing) –
Language Skill Level (Speaking) –

Status of Employment Permanent
Work schedule(s) Full-time

Work 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

We are looking to hire an experienced copy editor to join our team. You will be an accomplished journalist with a sharp eye for a range of stories that connect with contemporary Canada and a proven track record of reporting on diverse and under-represented communities.

Reporting to the executive producer and senior producer, you will ensure the accurate and quick delivery of breaking news to CBC’s digital and social platforms. You must be versed in visual storytelling tools and techniques, and able to adapt to evolving technologies.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding and awareness of issues and events particular to Metro Vancouver specifically and British Columbia generally, and will have strong ties to, and a deep understanding of, underrepresented communities and equity-deserving groups in Metro Vancouver and British Columbia.

The job involves handling text copy, video, images, and interactive features for a digital audience. You must be a self-starter, detail-oriented, and comfortable taking on responsibilities and making independent editorial decisions.

You care about the people you work with and have a deep appreciation for different perspectives, opinions, and experiences. You live and promote the values of diversity, inclusion, and respectful work culture.

Duties:
Editing daily news copy, features, long-form stories, social media copy, text for video, and graphics.
Ensuring inclusive language and framing in stories that accurately represent the diverse experiences of British Columbians.
Curating the entire story package – including photos, video, graphics, and embeds.
Talking through story ideas and assignments with writers and producers while ensuring that perspectives from diverse and underrepresented communities are considered.
Identifying what a story lacks and clearly articulating to writers how to improve storytelling and packaging.

Your profile:
Strong news judgment and critical thinking.
Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to journalism.
Experience and proven ability to package online news stories in compelling and innovative ways.
Ability to manage large volumes of fast-moving information.
Strong headline writer.
Good communication skills.
Flexibility with work hours weekdays and weekends.
University degree, or equivalent.
Minimum of three years’ experience editing at a print or digital publication.
Assets:
Use of content management systems such as Polopoly and MPX.
Canadian Press style; knowledge of CBCNews.ca style.
Active user of social media platforms and creator of social content.
Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

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

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 Diversity and Inclusion 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.

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.

Wherever in the wording of the job description either gender is used, it shall be understood to include all genders.

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