Posted April 22, 2019 5 months 3 weeks ago

Reporter/Editor (English Services) - EDM00614

Job Family

  Programming (TV-Radio-Web)

Primary Location

  Edmonton

Position Language Requirement  English Only

Language Skill Levels (Reading / Writing / Speaking)  - - -

Status of Employment  Permanent

Work schedule(s)  Full-time

Description

What it’s like working 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 role is a full-time permanent opportunity that includes working weekends on our digital desk (Saturday and Sunday).

Your role

Are you someone who is connected to the Edmonton community? Who knows how to find and tell original stories, is passionate about breaking news and enterprise journalism, and has a keen interest in uncovering issues that matter to your audience? 

CBC Edmonton is looking for a reporter who is creative and a strong critical thinker, and who can tell compelling stories on digital, radio and television. An exceptional journalist and a self-starter, the successful candidate must be able to analyze a broad range of issues and thrive in the fast-paced, high-pressure world of a multi-platform newsroom. 

You will play an integral role in the Local Services strategy with a focus on three priorities:

Content: 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 will further our original, enterprise and investigative storytelling and ensure we are talking about what matters most to people throughout the province. You’re innovative and will try new things, new workflows and new story treatments. You inspire others to do the same.

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

Culture: You live and promote the values of diversity and an inclusive and respectful workplace.

Qualifications

We are looking for a candidate with the following: 

  • University degree in journalism or equivalent with a minimum of three years of recent, related experience.
  • Ability to generate, pitch and pursue strong, story ideas for digital, television and radio.
  • A strong proven connection to the community.
  • A proven work ethic in diverse teams.
  • Advanced knowledge of digital news including familiarity with social media platforms and industry trends.
  • Experience vetting, editing, fact-checking and packaging digital news content.
  • Ability to write stories based on gathered interviews or live-streamed events, filling gaps as needed.
  • A willingness to learn and tackle new tasks across all CBC platforms.
  • Sound news judgment and ability to work effectively under newsroom deadline pressure.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; a standout colleague.
  • Ability to generate original, enterprise journalism.
  • High energy and enthusiasm towards journalism.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s licence as well as a driving record that meets the minimum requirements of CBC/Radio-Canada's insurance company, other classes considered an asset.
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts including early starts, late finishes and weekends.

Please include additional documentation or a link to your online demo or website, blog or video in your cover letter.

You may be subject to skills and knowledge testing during the recruitment process.

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 theDiversity 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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