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Anchor/Producer (BC)-News Delivery

Burnaby, BC, Canada Req #631
Friday, January 24, 2020
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:

Global BC is looking for a permanent, part-time Anchor/Producer to join the #1 newsroom in Western Canada. This position will report to the BC Regional Director of News. The successful candidate will be responsible for anchoring, writing, producing and delivering news content on all our Global News platforms as needed.

This is a Group 5 position under the current collective agreement.


As an Anchor/Producer, the following is an outline of some but not all of the primary functions and responsibilities for this position:

  • Anchor news on all Global News platforms as required;

  • Report for all Global News platforms as required;

  • Write news copy for on-air and online, including newsbreaks, story leads and bumpers for news programs;

  • Initiate and monitor story development, and maintain quality of production;

  • Monitor all news sources, including feeds, wires and social media;

  • Chase breaking news stories - including coordination of live coverage and setting up interviews for broadcast; facilitating pictures and video for online coverage;

  • Communicate breaking or changing news situations with online and other show producers and anchors;

  • Assist in the coordination of reporters, editors and cameras when necessary;

  • Line up and produce newscasts for all Global News platforms;

  • The successful candidate will be required to work primarily regular weekend evening shifts; weekday evenings and statutory holidays as required by our dynamic news environment.

What We Need From You:

  • Degree or diploma in Broadcast Journalism from a recognized institution or work equivalent;

  • A Minimum of 5 years experience anchoring;

  • Experience anchoring live breaking news and performing live hits as an anchor;

  • Proven ability to write accurate, concise, creative broadcast copy and put together news line ups;

  • Experience meeting multiple deadlines for broadcast and online;

  • Ability to develop sources, contacts and research original stories;

  • Willingness to adapt to rapidly changing technology and new online skills in a multi-faceted digital news operation;

  • Familiarity with current state of online news reporting and publishing;

  • Familiarity and ease in using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other forms of social media;

  • Excellent people skills with the ability to work independently, effectively and cooperatively in a team environment;

  • Represent the company at various community and charity events;

  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence

  • Other duties as required.

    Deadline for applications : Friday, January 31, 2020


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 PG-Programming
  • Job Function 02-Media/Communications Creative & Design
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Burnaby, BC, Canada