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RARE OPENING: AM Drive for 980 CKNW, Vancouver

Vancouver, BC, Canada Req #524
Monday, December 2, 2019
Are you creative, dynamic and passionate?  Do you like to think outside of the box and find new ways to achieve your goals?  Corus Entertainment has an exciting opportunity for you.  If you have a passion for excellence, and would like to work for Corus Entertainment, we encourage you to apply.

980 CKNW Morning Show Host

About the Role:

This is a rare opening at one Canada’s great heritage news/talk radio stations. Reporting to the National Director of Talk Radio, 980 CKNW-AM in Vancouver is seeking a smart, curious, engaged personality to drive one of the top ranked morning radio shows in Vancouver. This person should bring a passion for news and the lower-mainland, have an absolute clarity on what listeners need and want in the morning, knows what drives conversation, and be a compelling storyteller.


  • Be informed, connected and entertaining with all content regardless of where it is distributed.

  • Understand what the CKNW listener wants and needs in the morning, and deliver it to them in a compelling and credible way.

  • Live and experience Vancouver and the lower mainland like a listener. Be connected to community whenever possible.

  • Embrace the multi-platform content approach and enthusiastically push and pull content on all of Corus’ platforms.

  • Work collaboratively with the team on programming, marketing, promotions and sales initiatives.

  • Be a tireless brand ambassador for 980 CKNW.

About You

What We Need From You:

  • A proven record of accomplishment and at least five years of experience in Large Market Radio or equivalent.

  • A commitment to waking up in the middle of the night, being prepared, informed, positive, and comfortable on the air from 5:30a each weekday morning.

  • Strong leadership skills, a self-starter with the ability to identify relevant stories and conversations, and position them in a unique and compelling way.

  • Excellent organizational, communication & interpersonal skills

  • Ability to write, speak, and perform for all media platforms

  • Keep listeners informed, enlightened, and entertained by preparing them for the day, piquing their curiosity, providing social currency, lifting their spirits and setting the tone and mood each day for every listener.

  • Keep listeners company by talk with them like a real, informed, curious, and interesting person.

  • Provide listeners a sense of place, a connection to community and make them feel included.

  • Creative, energetic, fun, outgoing, positive, friendly manner and team player

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

Passion – for life, news, radio, conversation, Vancouver and the lower-mainland

·A Win Together attitude
Be approachable and actively help others succeed.
Openly share information, offer ideas, debate options.
Celebrate great results, appreciate each other.

·The ability to Think Beyond
Challenge assumptions, imagine what’s possible.
Invent opportunities, create new solutions.
Boldly set big goals and take smart risks.

·A Make It Happen mentality
Focus on priorities, take ownership to deliver.
Find ways to simplify and remove barriers.
Be energetic, positive and persistent.

·The desire to Learn Every Day
Be curious and look broadly for answers.
Try new things and learn from mistakes.
Be flexible, embrace change as a way to grow.

·Ability to be vulnerable and Show We Care
Support each other’s personal well-being.
Deeply understand and serve our audiences.
Make a positive difference in our communities.

At Corus we value and actively involve the full range of what makes people unique in order to create a strong and innovative company where amazing people thrive. A company where people have the full opportunity to show their unique value and develop their potential. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people of colour, people with disabilities, people from all gender and sexually diverse communities and people with intersectional identities.

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.

How to Apply

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now.'

Internal candidates must meet eligibility requirements before we can apply for an internal position at Corus, which includes being in their current role for at least 12 months. Please ensure you notify your manager before applying to this role. 

Other details

  • Job Family PG-Programming
  • Job Function 02-Media/Communications Creative & Design
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Job Start Date Wednesday, January 1, 2020
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada