Job Family Programming (TV-Radio-Web)
Primary Location Montreal
Position Language Requirement Bilingual (English / French)
Language Skill Level (Reading) B
Language Skill Level (Writing) B
Language Skill Level (Speaking) B
Status of Employment Contract
Work schedule(s) Full-time
Work 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 is a one year contract subject to review and renewal.
We break stories in the CBC Montreal newsroom. Our focus is on original journalism, finding the angles that matter to our audience, and telling stories that are rooted in Montreal’s English-speaking communities, while being fast and accurate with breaking news. We run an inclusive newsroom.
In accordance with the Corporation’s Journalist Standards and Practices, as the anchor on CBC Montreal News at 11, you will guide audiences through the day’s events and the stories that affect their lives. As a senior journalist in the station, you will also also play a key role on CBC Montreal News at 6, informing audiences of news that is breaking, developing or needs additional context. You are an excellent broadcaster, journalist and leader. You want CBC Montreal to be essential to Montrealers.
Anchor the 11 pm television newscast
Present breaking and developing news on the 6 pm newscast, or provide context to a big story
Make inclusion a priority in our workplace and our journalism
Vet TV stories
Participate in story development and editorial meetings
Strive to make the show innovative and appealing to contemporary audiences
Take a leadership role in show development
Propose original stories and angles
Be prepared to edit clips, write copy to make the 11:00 show up-to-date
Participate in larger station editorial initiatives
Present an evening radio newscast
Vet digital stories when necessary
Do audience outreach events
We are looking for a candidate with the following:
Five (5) years’ on-air or journalism experience or the equivalent
Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent
Extensive general knowledge
In-depth knowledge of Montreal current events and news
Connection to and understanding of Montreal’s diverse and underrepresented communities
Ability to work effectively under pressure and deadlines, reacting quickly to changing priorities and breaking news
Deep desire to make the television newscasts the best in the market
Demonstrated ability to provide live on-air reports, interviews and analysis of complex events including breaking news as it occurs
Strong vetting skills for TV and digital copy
Excellent journalism, interviewing and writing skills
Engaging on-air presence, the ability to evaluate and analyze a broad range of issues, and to tell those stories clearly
Creativity in approaching news story format
Knowledge of logistics of an integrated, mobile-first newsroom
A strong desire to live and promote the values of diversity and an inclusive and respectful work culture
Fluency in the working language (English)
Comprehensive knowledge of the other official language (French)
Knowledge of CBC/Radio-Canada’s Journalistic Standards and Practices
Must be available to work all shifts, depending on the assignment
Candidates who meet the posted requirements shall be invited to participate in the following stages:
Provide a video sample
Please include a letter of interest detailing how your experience would be an asset to us, as well as a link to your broadcast news experience.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.