Talk Show Content Producer – Full Time (980 CKNW) – Corus

Vancouver, BC, Canada Req #1200

Are you creative, dynamic and passionate? Do you like to think outside of the box and find new ways to achieve your goals? Corus Entertainment has an exciting opportunity for you. If you have a passion for excellence, and would like to work for Corus Entertainment, we encourage you to apply.
About the Role

Reporting to the Executive Producer and Program Director, you will be responsible for producing dynamic, interesting and informative locally-focused content for CKNW’s flagship morning show. This position will require an individual with an insatiable curiosity to learn, a passion for current affairs and the ability to develop and execute talk radio segments, live broadcasts, promotions, and special projects as assigned.

Responsibilities:

Research news and current affairs stories for broadcast, social and digital media
Create original story ideas and develop them for broadcast, social and digital media
Book guests and set up programming debates and forums
Provide an on-air presence (when applicable) on the show (debriefs, montages, reports, investigative series etc.)
Develop a comprehensive contact list and program database
Collaborate with the program host on content and program support issues
Develop and produce special programming
Editing of programming elements
Prepare cover sheets, scripts and background notes
Contribute to breaking news programming
Collaborate with other producers on story development and dialogue
Liaise with newsroom on daily show content
Update information on cknw.com and be proficient with social media
Participate in pre and post show production meetings
Provide guidance and feedback to other news and technical staff involved in the production of a ‘live’ newscast
Practice ethical principles of journalism
Meet and exceed ratings expectations
Perform other duties as required
About You

What We Need From You:

Strong leadership skills with the ability to lead a dynamic team
Tenacious approach in convincing guests and news makers to join hosts on-air
Excellent organizational, communication & interpersonal skills
News experience, preferably in radio
Strong and solid interviewing skills
Ability to write for all media platforms
Comprehensive knowledge of local and national news events
Expertise in audio editing
Understanding of WordPress
A proficiency with social media
Creative, energetic, fun, outgoing, positive, friendly manner and team player
Minimum three years of experience in a major market or equivalent preferred
Why Corus?

Corus is a driving force in the media industry with a diverse portfolio of strong brands that entertain and inform audiences through great storytelling and compelling content, reaching millions of people around the world every day.

We have a passionate drive to connect with the world around us: to express, to share, to be part of people’s lives. Walk around our offices, our stations, our studios across the country and you’ll feel it. You’ll see it in action.

You’ll see it in the open communication and the approachability of our people. You’ll see it in our care for quality work and the interest in new, creative solutions. You’ll see it in how we work with external partners, and how we care about our communities. These are all core to the values we commit to living each and every day – Win Together, Think Beyond, Make It Happen, Learn Every Day, Show We Care. Our values describe what makes us pretty unique – and amazing – place to work.

At Corus we value and actively involve the full range of what makes people unique in order to create a strong and innovative company where amazing people thrive. A company where people have the full opportunity to show their unique value and develop their potential. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people of colour, people with disabilities, people from all gender and sexually diverse communities and people with intersectional identities.

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.

How to Apply

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