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Digital Journalist, Global Edmonton

Edmonton, AB, Canada Req #322
Friday, September 20, 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:

Global Edmonton’s news department is seeking a full-time Digital Journalist (Group H) for an 18-month term. Reporting to the Managing Editor, the successful candidate will be a flexible multi-tasker with a positive, can-do attitude. She or he will be required to work a variety of shifts including early mornings, days, evenings and weekends reporting, shooting, writing and editing content for TV, radio and web.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and develop original and enterprising story ideas; actively participate in the assignment process and meetings.

  • Report, shoot, write, edit, post and promote stories for multiple daily newscasts and for globalnews.ca.

  • Regularly post on social media to promote Global News content and engage with viewers.

  • Display creativity in the use of graphics and other visual elements.

  • Write and record radio voicers and deliver live debriefs on talk radio.

  • Report live, on location.

  • Be a strong advocate, model and mentor for digital journalism and a digital-first workflow.

  • Participate in Global Edmonton promotional and community initiatives.

  • Perform other duties as required.

What We Need From You:

  • An effective communicator with a positive outlook and vision for the future

  • Highly motivated, innovative and able to make quick and effective decisions under pressure

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Proven on-air presentation, including live remotes and unscripted material

  • Adept writer for broadcast, online and social media with online and traditional research skills

  • Willing and able to adapt to rapidly changing technology and workflows

  • Passionate about journalism, especially local news

  • At least two years of reporting experience with a record of strong news judgment and creative storytelling

  • A broadcast-related degree from a recognized post-secondary institution

  • Familiarity with Canadian Press style and WordPress would be considered assets

  • A valid driver’s licence

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
  • Edmonton, AB, Canada