Video-Journalist (English Services) – CBC

Job Family Programming (TV-Radio-Web)
Primary Location Windsor

Position Language Requirement English Only

Language Skill Level (Reading) –
Language Skill Level (Writing) –
Language Skill Level (Speaking) –

Status of Employment Temporary
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 full time temporary opportunity until July 2021. The shift will be Sunday to Thursday.

Your role

Reporting to the Executive Producer, you will be assigned to chase stories and gather news in the field, as well as produce reports for TV, radio and the web. You have the ability to work cooperatively with a news team, offering ideas and suggestions to enhance news coverage across all platforms. You will be required to develop and maintain contact with a variety of sources and to work in close cooperation with the CBC Windsor programs and team.

We are looking for a creative and innovative storyteller who knows Windsor and Essex County — the people, the neighbourhoods, the quirks and the culture. You know how to reach into underserved communities to tell stories reflective of the rich diversity of southwestern Ontario. You will have a robust social media presence and a proven ability to use those platforms to find and enrich stories, engage our audience and push out content. You will be an exceptional shooter and video editor comfortable reporting live in front of a camera. You will have top notch MOJO skills and the ability to gather, edit and present with only an iPhone. You will also be a skilled writer, with a demonstrated ability to write clearly and concisely; and have experience voicing your work.

This job is for you if you thrive under pressure, believe strongly in accountability journalism and have a proven track record of digging up information and telling original stories.

Key Tasks:
Develops and maintains contacts with a variety of sources to ensure current knowledge of issues and events in the coverage area which are relevant to the objectives of the program.
Regularly pitches original story ideas.
Critical thinker, you are adept at analysing facts and information gathered and drawing conclusions or raising issues requiring further investigation.
Arranges and conducts interviews.
Decides which elements should be included in an item, their order, length and sequence, as well as the method of transition from one element to another.
Prepares, aligns, sets up and operates an ENG/EFP unit and ancillary equipment, ensuring optimal audio, video and technical quality.
Lights the subject or scene and composes program visual material using a hand-held camera. Ensures that the material produced meets the technical and aesthetic requirements for editing.
Edits recorded items on appropriate/available editing systems.
Prepares and writes scripts, continuity and headlines.
Reports the story, either on camera or in voice-over form.
Writing and editing for digital platforms. Packaging video and audio for digital platforms.
Comfortable using an iPhone to gather, edit and present.
Experience in determining potential legal issues and journalistic policy violations, and ability to act on them.

We are looking for a candidate with the following:
University degree in journalism or the equivalent and three years’ relevant practical experience is preferred.
Relevant journalism experience.
Knowledge of shooting and editing techniques.
Ready ability to become proficient with new technologies (IT, camera, editing).
Creative, enterprising and inquisitive approach to fact gathering, with strong critical thinking skills.
Ability to work well on your own, while showing initiative and resourcefulness.
People skills and drive; interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to plan, organize and coordinate your day-to-day work so as to meet tight deadlines; ability to work well under pressure.
Good knowledge of newsroom operations and editorial practices.
Knowledge of social, political, cultural and economic life of the Windsor-Essex area with a strong understanding of reporting on under-represented communities and groups.
Willingness to travel and work flexible hours.
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.
Please include a link to your website, blog or video in your cover letter.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

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 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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