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Editorial Assistant (ON) - News Gathering

Toronto, ON, Canada Req #549
Tuesday, December 10, 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.

About the Role

Reporting to the Managing Editor, Network Planning & Coordination, you will be responsible for helping the network editorial team administer, pitch, chase, develop and execute multiplatform stories. The position will be based in Toronto, Ontario.

The successful candidate should have working knowledge of how major news organizations are storytelling on a wide range of platforms. The candidate must be able to adapt to a rapidly changing media and technology landscape and handle the pressure of daily news deadlines. We require someone with a high level of organization to assist with longer-term projects and a working knowledge of newsroom applications as well as social media tools and technologies (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc.)


  • Administer, pitch, and research daily and longer-term news, feature and investigative stories

  • Develop assigned stories for network/national news

  • Assist in tracking, monitoring, and documenting news production throughout the day to support the network

  • Assist the network reporters, producers, assignment desk with chasing and lining up interviews and additional news gathering as needed

  • Assist in execution/production of live news events

  • Assist in scripting of online copy and broadcast copy

  • Monitor wires, twitter and social media for stories and breaking news

  • Source stock footage, check for agency footage and clips

  • Stay constantly informed of local, national and international news

About You

What We Need From You:

  • College or university degree (or equivalent experience), preferably in Journalism.

  • Minimum of 2 years previous experience in television news

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience chasing interviews in a breaking news environment with established contacts

  • Must be able to handle the demands and pressure of multiple, daily broadcast deadlines

  • Positive can-do attitude

Why Corus?

Corus is a driving force in the media industry with a diverse portfolio of strong brands that entertain and inform audiences through great storytelling and compelling content, reaching millions of people around the world every day. 

We have a passionate drive to connect with the world around us: to express, to share, to be part of people's lives. Walk around our offices, our stations, our studios across the country and you'll feel it. You'll see it in action. 

You'll see it in the open communication and the approachability of our people. You'll see it in our care for quality work and the interest in new, creative solutions. You'll see it in how we work with external partners, and how we care about our communities. These are all core to the values we commit to living each and every day - Win Together, Think Beyond, Make It Happen, Learn Every Day, Show We Care. Our values describe what makes us pretty unique - and amazing - place to work. 

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

Other details

  • Job Family PD-Production
  • Job Function 02-Media/Communications Creative & Design
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Toronto, ON, Canada