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Corus Entertainment
Winnipeg, MB

Digital Broadcast Journalist - Writer/Producer

Are you creative, dynamic and passionate about News? Do you like to think outside of the box and find new ways to achieve your goals? Corus Entertainment has an exciting new opportunity. If you have a passion for excellence, and would like to work with a team of talented journalists, we encourage you to apply.

 

Digital Broadcast Journalist - Writer/Producer

Job ID: CKND1807-01

Division: Global Winnipeg / Morning News

Work Status: Full-time

Location: Winnipeg, MB

 

About the Role:

 

Global News is currently seeking a full-time Digital Broadcast Journalist (Group 4: Digital Broadcast Journalist) to join their team. This position is part of the Global News team which produces local newscasts 7-days a week. This position reports directly to the News Director.

The successful candidate will be required to work a variety of shifts including early mornings, days, evenings and weekends.

Accountabilities/ Responsibilities

The following is a paraphrase of the primary functions, but does not outline all of the duties and responsibilities that may be assigned to this position:

  • Produce and write for the Global News Morning show with the highest degree of competence, clarity, and accuracy;
  • Produce, write and post content for online including still pictures and video
  • Regularly update Global Winnipeg’s social media accounts;
  • Work with our crews in the field to ensure the best possible newscast gets to air;
  • Work closely with our production crew to make sure the Morning news goes to air clean with the best possible content;
  • Find, research and book guests and live hit locations;
  • May be required to backfill both on-air and behind the scenes positions;
  • Make quick decisions when it comes to news judgment;
  • Keep current with local / national news
  • Generate original and relevant story ideas;
  • Available to work weekdays, evenings and weekends;
  • Perform other duties as required.

 

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Diploma/Degree in Journalism/Broadcasting or equivalent experience;
  • Experience working on a fast paced – news oriented Morning News program
  • Strong writing and organizational skills and proven ability to work well under pressure including during breaking news;
  • Ability to work independently; accountable to the team and trustworthy;
  • Must demonstrate strong problem solving skills;
  • Be a proven leader that can work cooperatively with others in a teamwork setting;
  • Positive, can do attitude;
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a clear driving record;
  • Working knowledge of new media tools and technologies (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, etc), and related applications;
  • Willingness to adapt to rapidly changing technology and workflows as well as show a willingness to learn new online skills in a multi-faceted digital news operation;
  • Familiarity with current state of online news reporting and where it’s headed;
  • Experience in updating online and broadcast content with a content management system.

 

If You Have the Following….We Want to Hear From You!

  • Passion for broadcast and online journalism and Canadian affairs. You wake up in the middle of the night with good ideas.
  • A positive attitude, a love for collaboration and a team player.
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing, dynamic environment.
  • Motivated, self-starter, independent, results oriented and professional.

 

This is a bargaining unit position of Digital Broadcast Journalist – Group 4

 

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to GlobalWinnipegCareers@corusent.com by July 13, 2018.  Please clearly identify the Job Title and Job ID in the subject line.

Internal candidates must meet eligibility requirements before they can apply for an internal position at Corus, which includes being in their current role for at least 12 months. They must also indicate they are internal in the subject line. Please refer to the Recruitment Policy for more information.

 

Corus is committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Corus is also committed to providing accommodations throughout the interview and employment process.  If you require an accommodation we will work with you to meet your needs.

 

*No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Additional Details

Code: CKND 1807-01
Category: Television
Location:
Corus Entertainment
3000-201 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, MB, CA
R3B3K6
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Posted: Jul 06, 2018
Deadline: OPEN
Type: Full-time
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