Charlottetown, PE

Reporter/Editor assigned to Copy Editing (English Services) - CHA00071



Reporter/Editor assigned to Copy Editing (English Services) - CHA00071



Job Family: Programming (TV-Radio-Web)

Primary Location: Charlottetown

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.


You demonstrate and maintain exceptional skill in writing, you build multimedia-rich story packages. You are often the last set of eyes on our story and you have a strong sense of CBC’s journalistic standards and practices as well as legal issues that might arise in news.


You want to work as part of a team to provide the best content for Prince Edward Island. You devour the news and are excited about the possibilities digital offers. You love the craft of writing and feel privileged to tell people’s stories.


Work can involve the coordination of the activities of others and close co-operation with the program unit is essential.


Who we are:


CBC P.E.I., like all of CBC’s regional centres, believes in the importance of content, community and internal culture.


As part of our team, you’d play a key role in focusing on these three priorities outlined in our Local Services strategy:

  • Content: In this role, you will ensure that all CBC journalistic standards are met and that our stories are fair, balanced, accurate, thoughtful and 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 P.E.I. You’re innovative and will try new things, new workflows 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 P.E.I. and the importance of reflecting all our communities in our content.
  • Culture: You live and promote the values of diversity and an inclusive and respectful work culture.


Key tasks:

  • Critically edits material written by others and/or items produced by others;
  • Provides quality control for;
  • Copy edits stories and works with reporters/writers to improve stories. This includes ensuring accuracy, consistency in style, and editing for basic “craft” including story flow and unanswered questions;
  • Can write amazing headlines and understands SEO;
  • Quickly write breaking news stories;
  • Builds and packages content, including photo galleries, videos and links;
  • Maintains a thorough understanding of digital/mobile platforms and audience needs by day and time;
  • Able to work in a deadline driven current affairs and news environment while maintaining a calm, professional and understanding attitude.
  • As required, performs the following tasks:
  • Any task of a Reporter/Editor;
  • Chase stories, interview sources and write stories.
  • Edit, encode, digitize and package audio and video material for a website using appropriate technologies;
  • Uses interactive tools to create simple graphics to aid reader understanding.


We are looking for a candidate with the following:

  • A university degree or equivalent;
  • A minimum of three years of relevant experience including proven ability in the field and knowledge of the digital or print industry;
  • Understanding of segmenting stories (aka ‘elementing’) as well as writing with voice and personality is required;
  • An understanding of image selection and cropping is required;
  • Advanced knowledge of web, mobile and social media tools and industry trends.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Advice and guidance are available but initiative and independent judgment are expected.
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts including early starts, late finishes and weekends.

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: CHA00071
Category: Radio
Charlottetown, PE, CA
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Posted: Nov 08, 2018
Deadline: OPEN
Type: Full-time
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