Web Content Writer, CP24, Bell Media – Bell

Date: Mar 17, 2020

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Req Id: 250689

At Bell, we do more than build world-class networks, develop innovative services and create original multiplatform media content – we’re revolutionizing how Canadians communicate.

If you’re ready to bring game-changing ideas to life and join a community that values bold ideas, professional growth and employee wellness, we want you on the Bell team.

The Bell Media team creates and delivers the best Canadian and international content across our digital media, television, radio, and out-of-home advertising platforms. We’re looking for innovative team players ready to take some of the most well-known entertainment brands in the country to the next level.

Job Title: Web Content Writer, CP24, Bell Media

Job status: Regular Full time

Location: 299 Queen Street West. Toronto, ON

Salary: As per collective agreement. Unifor 723M

CP24 is looking for a digital journalist to help drive the online platforms of Toronto’s fastest-paced newsroom. We want an experienced writer who thrives in a live, breaking news environment. Writing quickly and correctly is essential to the job, as is strong news judgement. The successful candidate is fluent in social media, understands the power of video, and is excited about finding new ways to tell stories.

Responsibilities:

Managing and creating content for multiple social media streams (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and others) and when required, sending news alerts to mobile apps
You will be responsible for at least 5-7 news stories a day, updating them with the latest information
This will include writing, capturing and editing video, and using images that come into the newsroom
Ensure the accuracy, consistency and adherence to standards of all material on the website (headlines, photos, captions, video, etc.)
Work will include visualizations in infographics, maps, timelines and data journalism
Monitoring and publishing wires, while keeping SEO, keywords and social sharing top of mind
Pitch ideas for original reporting
Weekend and early morning/late evening shifts as assigned
Communicating and sharing information with the rest of the newsroom
Keep on top of trends and the latest digital innovations

Qualifications:

Degree in Journalism, Digital Media, or Broadcasting would be a definite asset
Must have an excellent command of the English language and an ability to write accurate and engaging headlines
Capable of turning complex issues into clear, concise copy under tremendous deadline pressures
Must be familiar with Canadian Press Style Guide and Canadian libel law
Knowledge of content management systems, Adobe Photoshop and other applications in the Adobe Creative Suite
Experience copy editing and proofreading written content
The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years’ journalism experience in a digital news operation
Experience with video editing and television production
Familiarity with newsroom management systems (e.g. iNews) and video encoding/format transferring is an asset
An understanding of Toronto and the GTA, their communities and politics
An attitude that acknowledges the news industry continues to evolve and a demonstrated buy-in of modern news gathering and delivery techniques
Portfolio of online journalism that includes samples of at least three items from the following: breaking news writing, political or business analysis, social breaking news, data visualization, interactive storytelling

Bilingualism is an asset (English and French); adequate knowledge of French is required for positions in Quebec.

Additional Information:

Position Type: Union
Job Status: Regular – Full Time
Job Location: Canada : Ontario : Toronto
Application Deadline: 03/27/2020

Please apply directly online to be considered for this role. Applications through email will not be accepted.

At Bell, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible workplace where every team member feels valued, respected, and supported, and has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. For a confidential inquiry, simply email your recruiter directly or recruitment@bell.ca to make arrangements. If you have questions regarding accessible employment at Bell please email our Diversity & Inclusion Team at inclusion@bell.ca.

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