Writer – Rogers

Come play a key role in building the future of Sports & Media! Everyone wants to be part of a transformational team – and that’s exactly what we’re building at Rogers Sports & Media. A team that innovates and a team that wins.

At Rogers Sports & Media we are committed to creating and growing teams that are digital-first, fast-moving and bold-thinking and are focused on delivering impact with everything they do. Our impressive collection of assets includes media properties, sports teams, sports events & production, venues, e-commerce platforms and a close connection with our Connected Home and Wireless team. Collectively, we touch 30 million of Canadians every month!

Not only is our business strong, but so is our culture. We genuinely care about each other and working in an environment that allows each of us to bring our best authentic selves to work. That starts with our firm commitment to a diverse, inclusive and safe workplace. We’re also dedicated to giving back by using our media megaphone to help Canadians who need it most. Our team is All IN on diversity and inclusion – find out more at www.allinforequity.ca.

As we grow our team, the well-being of our team members remains our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of our team members, including those in the recruitment process, our team members are temporarily working from home.

Are you up for the challenge and the fun? If so, consider the following opportunity!

OMNI Television is looking for a Writer (Chinese Language – Cantonese/Mandarin) to be part of a diverse team and support editorial decisions for newscasts for the Chinese community in the Greater Toronto Area. Our ideal candidate will engage the audience by delivering compelling, informative and locally relevant stories on multiple media platforms.

What You’ll Be Doing…

Help research, write, coordinate and produce content for digital and the linear channel for both Cantonese and Mandarin Focus shows in Ontario, ensuring journalistic integrity and standards
Help with translations, subtitling of stories and back-filling for hosts and reporters including OMNI’s Assignment Desk during sick days, vacations, evenings, weekends and so on
Provide support to Producer by helping take live shows to air, prepare rundown of news stories and oversee and execute production of video and graphic elements to enhance stories
Work with Digital team to help increase OMNI’s digital footprint and find ways to effectively increase audience reach and social media hits in the Chinese communities nationally and internationally including OMNI’s WeChat account
Liaise with other producers, reporters and regional editorial teams on a regular basis, as well as on next-day and longer-term editorial projects
Attend daily content and programming meetings and contribute to creative brainstorms on new content, including digital and branded content development
Build a strong network within the Chinese community in the GTA
Be on top of all major news stories and cover breaking news stories
Review daily rundown changes and work with production crew in editorial discussions, writing scripts, packaging, graphics elements, out-of-show teasing, show timing and field coordination, as required
What You Bring…
Fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin (oral, written and read)
News television producing and/or reporting experience in a major market
In-depth knowledge of local news and current affairs
Strong network connections within the Chinese community
Exude highest professional journalism standards
Strong ability to multi-task
An excellent journalist, writer and leader willing to express and support his/her editorial ideas at editorial meetings
Ability to meet tight deadlines with ease and work well under pressure
Must have excellent communication and collaboration skills
Fluent in the digital news space with an ability to identify trending stories on social media
Experience with live news, control room, field production and Quantel technology an asset

What makes us different makes us stronger. Rogers has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential. At Rogers, we value the insights and innovation that diverse teams bring to work. We work with our candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Rogers FAQ.

Schedule: Full time
Shift: Variable
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 33 Dundas St. East (909), Toronto, ON
Travel Requirements: None
Posting Category/Function: Broadcasting & Editorial
Requisition ID: 224147

Posting Notes: Media

Job Segment: Network, Telecom, Telecommunications, Technology, Research, Bilingual

Other Location(s): Toronto, ON, CA

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