Posted February 12, 2019 8 months 1 week ago

Reporter / Editor (French Services) - VAN00839

Job Family

  Programming (TV-Radio-Web)

Primary Location

  Vancouver

Position Language Requirement  Bilingual (English / French)

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

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.

Your role:

Radio-Canada Colombie-Britannique is looking for a Reporter/Editor to act as a cross-platform ambassador/influencer based in Vancouver, assigned to creating new, predominantly digital content and managing the online relationship between Radio-Canada Colombie-Britannique and its audiences. The successful candidate will already have an established presence on social networks such as Facebook and Instagram, and be good at finding creative ways to produce cross-platform content, connect with audiences, and publicize existing Radio-Canada material. You must have strong initiative to generate original story ideas. Although working primarily in the newsroom, you will also receive ad hoc assignments for Radio-Canada Colombie-Britannique’s non-news programs.

Key tasks:

Drive audiences to consume Radio-Canada’s cross-platform content, gather stories from the community, and produce engaging content in the optimal format for the applicable platforms. Cover the region and prepare original content on topics that matter to our audiences.

Qualifications

We are looking for a candidate with the following:  

  • University degree in journalism, communications or the equivalent
  • Three years’ directly related experience.
  • Established credibility on social media.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and maintain relationships, as well as engage stakeholders and influencers online.
  • Ability to take initiative and generate original story ideas.
  • Ability to analyze engaging formats and topics.
  • Proficiency producing segments in those formats and on those topics.
  • Ability to prepare and write scripts, continuity and debriefs for multiple media platforms.
  • Enjoys interacting with live audiences, both in person and on camera or radio.
  • Knowledge of provincial, national and international affairs.
  • Knowledge 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).
  • 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.
  • Aptitude for self-learning new technologies and monitoring emerging trends.
  • Interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate your day-to-day work so as to meet tight deadlines.
  • Willingness to travel and work flexible hours.
  • Knowledge of production applications (iNEWS, Dalet, MediaCentral, WSI) in use at CBC/Radio-Canada an asset.
  • Knowledge of publishing applications (Scoop!, Picto) in use at CBC/Radio-Canada an asset.

Please submit your application in French, and include a link to your demo in your cover letter. You must also provide an example of original content that you have produced for digital platforms.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

If this sounds interesting, please 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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