Reporter/Editor cultural radio (French Services) – CBC

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

Position Language Requirement French Only

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

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.

This is a full-time temporary position for one year.

Your role

You may also be required to produce content for Radio-Canada’s TV and radio platforms. Reporting to a producer, you will be responsible for covering the arts scene in Ottawa, Gatineau and the surrounding area, primarily for our radio on the afternoon show Sur le vif. You may also be required to produce content for Radio-Canada’s TV and radio platforms.

You have extensive knowledge of the regional, national and international arts scenes to be able to create digital content quickly as events warrant. You are interested in a wide range of art forms, from music, film and literature, to visual and performing arts, as well as social issues. Work is governed by CBC/Radio-Canada’s Journalistic Standards and Practices, and you must be creative and disciplined to properly inform our audiences.

You will be required to work in a team with your fellow reporters and producers to share ideas and content. We also expect you to tell original stories and produce impact journalism that engages our audiences.

Superior French-language skills (spoken and written) and a working knowledge of English are essential criteria for this role.

We are looking for a candidate with the following:
University degree or equivalent.
Three years’ arts reporting experience.
Strong familiarity with new technologies and social networks.
Superior writing skills and interest in cross-platform media production.
Ability to produce relevant, audience-focused stories that reflect social and cultural issues being discussed by the general public.
Ability to quickly react and respond to breaking stories.
Interest in and knowledge of social and cultural events/issues important to the Outaouais and eastern Ontario.
Ability to innovate and take risks.
Understanding of CBC/Radio-Canada’s mandate and its Journalistic Standards and Practices.
Superior French-language skills (spoken and written) and good knowledge of English (spoken and written).
Knowledge of production applications (e.g., iNEWS, Dalet, MediaCentral) in use at CBC/Radio-Canada an asset.
Interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills.
Ability to plan, organize and coordinate your day-to-day work to meet tight deadlines; ability to work well under pressure.
A commitment to reflecting community and diversity.
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

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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