Posted October 20, 2018 12 months 3 days ago

Reporter/Editor specializing in Meteorology (CBC North) - YEL00232 - CBC

  Job Family

  Programming (TV-Radio-Web)

Primary Location


Position Language Requirement  English Only

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

Status of Employment  Contract

Work schedule(s)  Full-time


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: 

CBC North is seeking a Reporter/Editor specializing in Meteorology for the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. You will analyze and interpret meteorological data/reports, using models, synoptic analysis, satellite and radar imagery, warnings and watches, monitor changing weather conditions and severe weather warnings, for local, national and international weather reporting to be used for weather broadcasts including special forecasts and commentary for breaking weather events. You will use creative visual storytelling techniques to present daily on air television and radio reports, and have a dynamic social media presence.

Additionally, your other objective is to perform reporting and editorial assignments related to the gathering, writing and presentation of program material for radio, television and on-line media.  This will require you to develop and maintain contact with a variety of sources as well as work in close co-operation with your program unit. 

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’re innovative and will champion new story treatments and new workflows, and will help create a diverse range of content on our TV, digital and social platforms. You’re not afraid to take creative risks, and 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 across Yukon, NWT and Nunavut and the importance of reflecting all our communities in our content. 
Culture: You live and promote an inclusive and respectful work culture. You have a solid understanding of the diverse culture of northern Canada.
Please note this is a one year contract position with possibility of extension, located in Yellowknife.


We are looking for a candidate with the following:  

  • Bachelor of Science degree or Certificate in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, or other comparable discipline required. Higher degrees are an asset. University degree must include course work in synoptic meteorology, atmospheric dynamics, and thermodynamics.
  • Three years of directly related experience with the ability to report for Television.
  • Knowledge of WSI weather graphics system an asset.
  • An engaging on-air presence with strong presentation style and ease with live work and a willingness to conduct on-air interviews.
  • Ability to go live on air without a script or teleprompt.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Independent, self-motivated, a self-starter.
  • Good judgment.
  • Ability to work effectively in order to meet tight deadlines is required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, overtime and weekends as required.
  • Must have the ability to handle a variety of functions quickly and efficiently.
  • Must be a team player with solid people skills and the ability to develop strong working relationships with network colleagues. 

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 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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