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Online Journalist (BC Grp 4-A) - News Digital

Burnaby, BC, Canada Req #314
Tuesday, November 26, 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:

Reporting to James Armstrong, the Managing Editor, Breaking News and Investigations, you will be responsible for creating and coordinating national and international stories for and various sections and sub-sites across Canada. You will be expected to produce compelling web and multi-platform content, including text-based articles, video and interactive online features. You will also be expected to assist in reaching traffic goals, increasing user engagement and building relationships with a variety of key internal stakeholders, including web developers and programmers, digital project management teams and usability experts. This is a full-time, Group 4 position, and will be based in Burnaby, British Columbia.


·Planning and creating compelling and original multi-media web stories, including breaking news, long-form written features, photo- and video-based features as well as interactive features.

·Making complicated stories relevant to wider audiences.

·Developing and maintaining sources to aid in creating stories.

·Repurpose wire copy (CP and otherwise) for search engine optimization.

·Engage audiences through various social media platforms.

·Liaising with various digital and broadcast teams, including web producers, news directors, producers, assignment editors, anchors, reporters and other news professionals, as well as third-party content providers, to facilitate the creation of unique online content.

·Working to explore new methods of converging online and TV content to create a seamless experience for our audience.

·Utilizing specific online tools: content management system (WordPress), photo database (CP, Getty) wire news service interface, and liveblogging tools.

·Staying informed of local, national and international news.

About You

What We Need From You:

·College or university degree (or equivalent experience), preferably in Journalism.

·Five years experience in developing online content.

·Excellent writing, copy editing and substantive editing skills.

·Experience working in broadcast news and in radio is an asset.

·Experiencing developing content for TV, radio, and online is an asset.

·Strong working knowledge of WordPress CMS.

·Strong working knowledge of multimedia tools, including Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, and a familiarity with HTML, Flash and Javascript.

·Strong working knowledge of digital production techniques, including online information architecture, digital project management, video encoding and distribution, and organic story creation.

·Diverse content experience across multiple verticals and formats, including digital video, text articles, blogs, social media tools, digital photos.

·A strong social media presence is an asset.

·Strong working knowledge of Canadian Press style

·Strong interpersonal and communication skills and experience working with several internal and external stakeholders on various projects.

·Enthusiasm and passion for all forms of news — everything from international events to politics, pop culture, sports — as well as a keen interest in technology and digital media. Experience in writing and reporting on personal finance, business and consumer issues an asset.

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

·Passion for online journalism and story telling. 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.

·Ability to manage multiple projects and to prioritize effectively.

·Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

·Willingness to innovate, explore new ideas and acquire new skills.

·Drive, determination, attention to detail and commitment to excellence.

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
  • Burnaby, BC, Canada