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Weather Anchor (Clg)-News Delivery

Calgary, AB, Canada Req #695
Monday, February 10, 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.

Weather Anchor – Casual


Division: News

Work Status: Casual

Location: Global Calgary


Global News is currently seeking a casual Weather Anchor to join its dynamic team. This position reports to the Global Calgary Station Manager/News Director . The successful candidate will be required to work a variety of shifts, including early mornings, evenings and weekends, with a focus on telling Calgary and Lethbridge’s weather stories on-air and online, delivering live forecasts and breaking weather coverage. This position will be based at Global Calgary but will also support Global Lethbridge.

About the Role

Responsibilities:

The following is an outline of some of the primary functions and responsibilities for this position:

  • Plan, produce and present live, dynamic, informative weather forecasts on Global News Morning, Global News at Noon and Global News Radio CHQR

  • Report live on-location when required

  • Research and develop original, creative story ideas relating to weather

  • Actively use social media to connect with our audience and enhance our weather coverage

  • Write, post and promote weather content for globalnews.ca

  • Pitch, book and conduct interviews during Global News Morning and Global News at Noon

  • Participate in daily editorial planning meetings

  • Participate in Global News promotional and community activities as required

  • Pitch and create compelling multi-media web content and share to social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)

  • Liaise with other Global News meteorologists and weather anchors to develop and support best practices for our weather forecasts and story telling

  • Stay informed of local and national news and weather events

About You:

What We Need From You:

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:


  • Post-secondary diploma, certificate or equivalent, in a broadcasting related field

  • Meteorology Degree and/or Canadian Meteorology and Oceanographic Society (C.M.O.S.) accreditation

  • A minimum of 3 years on-air experience in a medium or large market

  • Strong on-air presentation skills, with an emphasis on live remote abilities and unscripted material

  • Experience using computerized weather graphics systems

  • Expertise of new media tools and technologies (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc)

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

  • A strong familiarity with Global News, both online and on air

  • Working knowledge of how major news organizations are employing a wide range of digital platforms and formats

  • Willingness to adapt to rapidly changing technology and workflows

  • Enthusiasm and passion for all forms of news - with an emphasis on local weather news - as well as a keen interest in technology and digital media

  • The successful candidate will be a “plugged-in” multi-tasker with a positive can-do attitude and proven ability to make editorial decisions.


This is a bargaining unit position of Weather Anchor – Group I


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
  • Calgary, AB, Canada