Calgary, AB

News Editor/Presenter (English Services) - CAL00446



News Editor/Presenter (English Services) - CAL00446

Job Family: Programming (TV-Radio-Web)

Primary Location: Calgary

Status of Employment: Permanent, Full-time


What it’s like working 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.


Your role:

You must have the integrity and self-confidence to bring our programming to life. In their homes and cars, on their computers and mobile devices, you care about connecting with Canadians. You think on your feet, shine in the spotlight and aspire to inform, entertain and enlighten our audiences.


We are looking for an experienced News/Editor Presenter (assigned to afternoons) for our radio news broadcasts at CBC Calgary. The News/Editor Presenter is a key player on the news team. The successful candidate is an exceptional journalist and leader and thrives in the fast-paced, high-pressure world of breaking news. The ability to go live and "off script" at a moment's notice is highly valued.


Reporting to the Senior Producer of Assignment, you'll play an integral editorial and leadership role in preparing and presenting the daily news. You will contribute to the planning, design and organization of the newscasts, conduct interviews on or off air, and interact with program participants. You will write and edit radio scripts in coordination with the assignment desk and the reporting team.


You will play an integral role in the Local Services strategy with a focus on three priorities:


Content: In this role, you will ensure that all CBC journalistic standards are met and that our stories are fair, balanced, accurate, thoughtful, immediate and resonate with the communities we serve. You will further our original, enterprise and investigative storytelling and ensure we are talking about what matters most to people throughout Calgary and the rest of the province. You’re innovative and will try new things, new work flows and new story treatments. You inspire others to do the same.


Community: As the industry shifts, local news and community storytelling is more important than ever. You will understand the diverse and changing population in Calgary and the importance of reflecting all our communities in our content. You will set a new benchmark in editorial leadership around community stories.


Culture: You live and promote the values of diversity and an inclusive and respectful work culture.


We are looking for a candidate with the following:

  • A journalism degree or equivalent;
  • Five years of comparable and relevant experience;
  • Demonstrated understanding and awareness of issues and events particular to Calgary and to daily news;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the diversity of Calgary;
  • Excellent reporting, interviewing and writing skills;
  • Extensive knowledge of CBC’s Journalism Standards and Practices;
  • Ability to generate original story ideas and creative treatments;
  • An engaging strong on-air presence;
  • The ability to evaluate and analyze a broad range of issues, and to tell those stories with clarity and relates to the people affected by them;
  • Able to present material with credibility and authority in a range of situations including live events and breaking news;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and deadlines;
  • Demonstrated skill with Dalet is required and familiarity with Polopoly is an asset;
  • You need to be able to write and record newscasts for an audio console;
  • Strong interpersonal and team playing skills;
  • Creative, flexible and self-motivated.

Please include additional documentation or a link to your online demo or website, blog or video in your cover letter.


Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.


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 Talent and Diversity 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


If this sounds interesting, please apply online! We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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.


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Additional Details

Code: CAL00446
Category: Radio
Calgary, AB, CA
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Posted: Apr 16, 2018
Deadline: OPEN
Type: Full-time
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