Posted March 14, 2019 7 months 3 days ago

Supervising Digital Broadcast Journalist - Corus Entertainment

Division: 4625 – Global Saskatoon
Work Status: Full Time
Location: Global Saskatoon

Global News is seeking a Supervising Digital Broadcast Journalist to join our team. A strong news sense and good organizational skills are required. You must be up to the challenge of leading a team of committed and competitive minded people and be willing to lead by example. A Can-do attitude is a must. This is a key position in a highly motivated newsroom. This position reports directly to the News Manager – Sherri van der Veen. This is a bargaining unit position of Supervising Digital Broadcast Journalist – Group 5.

Responsibilities:

  • Report, shoot, write and edit stories for multiple daily newscasts and for globalnews.ca
  • Support and direct a team of digital broadcast journalists
  • Help manage the day-to-day operations of the Global Saskatoon newsroom
  • Work with management, producers, assignment editor and on-air talent in Saskatoon & Regina to update, change and enhance Global Saskatoon newscasts in a high pressured and competitive environment
  • Along with management and assignment editor, supervise the daily editorial direction and production of news and online content
  • Make crucial editorial decisions under pressure
  • Working knowledge of local and national current events
  • Build strong working relationships with both Saskatoon and Regina newsrooms
  • Update staff to new changes in various workflow and editorial capacities
  • Provide feedback to news staff
  • Assist in maintaining staff schedules
  • Assist in personnel issues including hiring, promotion and assignments
  • Ensure company policies and standards are adhered to
  • Research and develop original story ideas
  • Strong on-air presentation
  • Display creativity in the use of production graphics and other visual elements
  • Meet multiple daily deadlines to write, post, promote and update local content on globalnews.ca
  • Regularly post links, video and photos on social media to promote Global News content and engage with viewers
  • Be a strong advocate, model and mentor for digital journalism and a digital-first workflow
  • Participate in Global Saskatoon promotional and community initiatives
  • Available to work weekdays, evenings and weekends
  • Perform other duties as assigned

What We Need From You:

  • Diploma/Degree in Journalism/Broadcasting from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • At least five years’ experience in broadcast and online journalism
  • Established journalist with demonstrated leadership skills
  • Strong writing and storytelling skills
  • Anchoring experience would be considered an asset
  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Must work well under pressure, possess a desire to be the best, have a positive can-do attitude
  • Willingness to adapt to rapidly changing technology and workflows as well as show a willingness to learn new online skills in a multi-faceted digital news operation
  • Must be proficient in creating, curating and developing content using digital operating systems for multiple platforms
  • Desire to always push forward and try new things
  • Ability to handle the demands and pressure of multiple, daily online and broadcast deadlines
  • Familiarity with Canadian Press style and WordPress would be considered assets
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and clear driving record

How to Apply

Corus is committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Corus is also committed to providing accommodations throughout the interview and employment process.  If you require an accommodation we will work with you to meet your needs.

Please email your resume and cover letter to sherri.vanderveen@globalnews.ca by March 20, 2019.

*No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Internal candidates must meet eligibility requirements before they can apply for an internal position at Corus, which includes being in their current role for at least 12 months. They must also indicate they are internal in the subject line. Please refer to the Recruitment Policy for more information.