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Producer (BC)-News Delivery

Burnaby, BC, Canada Req #645
Thursday, January 23, 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 Temporary, Full-Time 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 writing and producing news content for Global BC as needed. This is a Group 4 position under the current collective agreement.
 

Responsibilities:

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

  • Recognizing, chasing, and delivering news content to all platforms;

  • Writing and vetting compelling, accurate news copy, including story leads, bumpers and promos;

  • Writing and producing reporter packages;

  • Writing and producing online stories and video;

  • Developing creative ways to deliver news content;

  • Assignment of stories, cameras, live resources and reporters;

  • Liaising with the Global BC newsroom for breaking and developing news;

  • Creating news content using desktop editing systems;

  • Conducting news interviews;

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

  • Maintaining Global News’ high production standards;

  • Position involves regular early mornings and may also include a variety of other shifts, including overnights or weekends;

  • Other duties as required.


What We Need From You:

  • Post-Secondary Degree, diploma or equivalent experience in television broadcasting;

  • Minimum of 5 years TV news production experience;

  • Working knowledge of all newsroom production software;

  • Working knowledge of desktop editing, using Stratus/Edius;

  • Must have proven strong editorial news judgment, with solid research abilities;

  • Proven ability to access and interpret property searches, title searches, court records and civil filings for all jurisdictions;

  • Proven ability to write and execute Freedom of Information requests for all levels of government;

  • Strong news writing skills;

  • Proven ability to multitask, working quickly and efficiently under tight deadlines;

  • Familiarity with online content production, writing for the web, WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites;

  • Willingness to adapt to rapidly changing technology and workflows, as well as learn new skills in a multi-faceted digital news operation;

  • Familiarity with the current state of online news reporting and where it's headed;

  • Experience in updating online and broadcast content with a content management system an asset;

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

  • Strong and proven leadership skills a must.

    Deadline for applications: January 30, 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 PD-Production
  • Job Function 02-Media/Communications Creative & Design
  • Burnaby, BC, Canada