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Digital Broadcast Journalist - Morning Show

Winnipeg, MB, Canada Req #678
Wednesday, February 5, 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 News is currently seeking a full-time Digital Broadcast Journalist (Group 4: Digital Broadcast Journalist) to join their team.This position is part of the Global News team which produces local newscasts 7-days a week. This position reports to the Executive Producer.

The successful candidate will be required to work a variety of shifts including early mornings, days, evenings and weekends.


Responsibilities

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

  • Work with news producers, reporters and assignment desk to coordinate broadcast and online news coverage for Global News - Winnipeg;

  • Technical production of weekday Morning News shows;

  • Facilitate live streaming of news events;

  • Coordinate, receive and troubleshoot live hits sent from remote hit sites;

  • Write news content for Broadcast and Online on a daily basis;

  • Decide proper story treatment for local Online and TV content;

  • Ensure timely posting of breaking local news for broadcast and Online;

  • Generate original and relevant story ideas;

  • Watch news feeds/wire services and write news copy, breaking news and news updates on GlobalNews.ca/Winnipeg;

  • Upload ENG visuals, stories, segments and other content to the website;

  • Edit voice overs, bumpers, stingers and other video elements as required;

  • Available to work weekdays, evenings, early mornings, and weekends;

  • Perform other duties as required.
     

About You:


What We Need From You:

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Diploma/Degree in Journalism/Broadcasting or equivalent experience;

  • Experienced Journalist capable of writing for online and broadcast with a high degree of clarity

  • Strong news writing skills are a must;

  • Strong storytelling skills;

  • Familiarity with news websites and experience with editing tools and content management systems would be assets.

  • Social media savvy is a must: ability to use Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and location-based social media is essential;

  • Excellent people skills and ability to work in both a team environment and solo when necessary;

  • Ability to work independently; accountable to the team and trustworthy;

  • Must also work well under pressure, possess a desire to be the best, have a positive can-do attitude;

  • Be able to meet strict daily deadlines, and work cooperatively with others in a team setting;

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a clear driving record;

  • Working knowledge of new media tools and technologies (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.), and related applications;

  • Willingness to adapt to rapidly changing technology and workflows;

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

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

  • Experience using WordPress VIP or a similar CMS will be an asset;

  • Must be proficient in creating, curating and developing content using digital operating systems for multiple platforms.
     

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

  • Passion for broadcast and online journalism and Canadian affairs. You wake up in the middle of the night with good ideas.

  • A positive attitude, a love for collaboration and a team player.

  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing, dynamic environment.

  • Motivated, self-starter, independent, results oriented and professional.

This is a bargaining unit position of Digital Broadcast Journalist, Group 4

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

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Winnipeg, MB, Canada