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

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

Position Language Requirement English Only

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

Status of Employment Temporary
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.

Who you are:

You are curious. You devour the news and understand what makes great journalism. You are excited about the possibilities that digital offers. You love the craft of writing and feel privileged to tell people’s stories. Your true love is the written word, but you are keen to try radio and TV. You are tapped into communities in Nova Scotia and want to give them a voice. You doggedly pursue stories and feel comfortable working on your own but know that news is collaborative. You want to work as part of a team. You are not happy with the bare minimum of effort. You are technically adept and willing to learn new tools to do your job. You bring a distinctive life experience, perspective or expertise to the team that will enrich the newsroom and our stories. You have a deep understanding and appreciation of diverse perspectives, opinion and experience.

If this is you, we’d love for you to apply for our online reporter position.

This is a full time temporary opportunity until November 1st, 2021. The shifts include working weekends (Saturday and Sunday) plus three work days.
Also note that you will be expected to work until 10pm on weekdays, and until 8pm on weekends.

Key tasks:
Pitch and produce original stories that can work as text, radio and video treatments.
Respond quickly to breaking news.
Package stories with the best photos and most engaging video clips, plus links and other media.
Write stories based on gathered interviews or live-streamed events.
Write compelling headlines that work on the website and mobile devices.
Take photos with a DSLR.
Edit stories and curate the online news lineup.
Post stories on social media accounts.

We are looking for a candidate with the following:
Strong writing skills.
Proven ability to work collaboratively, especially with team members in remote locations.
Knowledge of web, mobile and social media tools and industry trends.
Willingness to work a variety of shifts, including early starts, late finishes and weekends.
University degree or equivalent.
Three years of newsroom experience.
Must possess a valid driver’s license as well as a driving record that meets the minimum requirements of CBC/Radio-Canada’s insurance company.
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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