Reporter/Editor, Current Affairs (English Services) – CBC

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

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

Your role

CBC North is looking for an energetic, creative and forward thinking Reporter/Editor to take on a vital programming role assigned to the current affairs unit.

The North is a diverse and inclusive living environment, a melting pot of interesting people whose stories are intimately linked to the very essence of our communities and cultures. It is a place of advancement and change where Indigenous peoples are increasingly speaking out to claim their rights and assert their influence, and where emerging immigrant communities are planting their roots. It is a territory which is going through an important economic transition. The North is also a host of opportunities to learn, travel and build a career.

You perform editorial assignments related to the gathering, writing and presentation of program material for all of our three daily radio shows and often our other platforms as well. .

You participate in the production, direction and/or post-production of a program and/or program segment.

You should be comfortable with the demands and needs of a multi-platform newsroom, including responding to the pressures of breaking news situations.

You should have some experience in field production, and be comfortable chasing and developing enterprise journalism and original research.

You should be able to generate story ideas independently.

Guidance and direction are regularly available from one or more producers, but there is latitude for initiative and judgment.

You will also, as required, critically edit material written by others, present information and/or analysis on air in a variety of formats, and perform other production or administrative tasks associated with the smooth functioning of the newsroom, program unit or station. Your work will be governed by CBC’s journalistic and broadcasting policy and protocols.

In this role, you will ensure that all CBC journalistic standards are met and that our stories are fair, balanced, accurate, thoughtful, immediate and resonate with the communities we serve. You’re innovative and will champion new story treatments and new workflows, and will help create a diverse range of content on our radio, television, digital and social platforms. You’re not afraid to take creative risks, and you inspire others to do the same.

As the industry shifts, local news and community storytelling is more important than ever. You will understand the diverse and changing population across the Northwest Territories and the importance of reflecting all our communities in our content.

You live and promote an inclusive and respectful work culture. You have a solid understanding of the diverse culture of Northern Canada.

We are looking for a candidate with the following:

• A post-secondary degree or equivalent combination of education and experience along with 3 years of experience relevant to journalism is during which the candidate would gain exposure to computers, social media and the technology of radio or television broadcasting preferred.
• Experience in booking interview guests, developing lines of questioning, writing focused introductions and preparing and writing tape segments.
• Must be capable of original and creative thought in the production of news for online, Radio, and TV with demonstrated writing skills.
• Strong digital skills including the knowledge of Content Management Systems (CMS) and Social Media.
• Ability to interact with the public ‘streeters’.
• Ability to work on a live remote.
• Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills: must be a team player.
• Strong organizational skills; ability to handle a variety of functions quickly and efficiently.
• A strong, demonstrated understanding of Yellowknife and Pan-Northern political and cultural landscape.
• Comfortable with the demands and needs of online, radio and television news production.
• Must be able to solve problems independently and in-group discussions (openness to new ideas and approaches).
• Experience using iNews and Dalet.
• Ability to work flexible hours and overtime, is required.
• 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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