Halifax, NS

Host Maritime Noon (English Services) - HAL00259



Host, Maritime Noon (English Services) - HAL00259

Job Family: Programming (TV-Radio-Web)

Primary Location: Halifax

Status of Employment: Contract, 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

CBC is looking for a Host for Maritime Noon. As the Host of Maritime Noon, you will be an editorial leader, helping shape the content and format of the stories the show delivers to its audience. You will perform a variety of tasks related to and associated with the preparation and on-air presentation of information. As a Host you will also be involved in the development and execution of the daily program. The host of Maritime Noon will be expected to use digital best practices to expand the listening/viewing experience for the audience beyond the radio program. Work is governed by CBC programming and journalistic policies and standards but there is a requirement for creativity, initiative and independent judgement. Work regularly involves the coordination of the activities of others.


Please note that this is a full time, contract subject to annual review and renewal.


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 the content on Maritime Noon is fair, balanced, accurate, thoughtful, immediate and resonates 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 the province. You’re innovative and will champion new story treatments, a diverse range of content on our digital and social platforms and new workflows. You inspire others to do the same. You’re not afraid to take creative risks.


Community: As the industry shifts, local news and community storytelling is more important than ever. You will understand the diverse and changing population in the Maritimes and the importance of reflecting all our communities in our content.


Culture: You live and promote an inclusive and respectful work culture. You have a solid understanding of the diverse culture of the Maritimes.


We are looking for a candidate with the following:

  • Range of knowledge and experience on a variety of subject matters.
  • Strong interviewing skills.
  • A demonstrated understanding of the Maritime’s political and cultural landscape.
  • Ability to present material with credibility and authority in a range of situations.
  • Confidence and intellectual curiosity.
  • Demonstrated emotional and intellectual maturity.
  • Demonstrated on air radio experience and the ability to generate lively discussion on air.
  • Engaging personality with the ability to make complex subjects easily understood.
  • Energetic and creative.
  • A strong presentation style and ease with live coverage.
  • Ability to generate original and innovative material.
  • A demonstrated ability to originate new story ideas and establish a track record in breaking news stories and gather information from a variety of sources.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal and team playing skills as well as creativity and flexibility.
  • Ability to interact live, with a variety of guests/journalists.
  • Excellent understanding of CBC journalistic and programming policies, standards and practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to use social media and other resources to build contacts and resources.
  • Self-starter.
  • Will participate in public and/or community relations activities as appropriate, to promote the program and/or the Corporation.
  • A university degree or equivalent preferred.
  • 5 years of comparable and relevant market experience preferred.

Please include in your application an online link to your demo.


Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.


If this sounds interesting, please 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


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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Additional Details

Code: HAL00259
Category: Radio
Halifax, NS, CA
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Posted: Oct 12, 2018
Deadline: OPEN
Type: Contract
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