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Managing Editor, Digital - Alberta

Alberta, Canada Numéro de demande451
18 novembre 2019

About the Role


Working closely with the News leadership teams in Calgary, Edmonton, and Lethbridge, this position reports into the National Director of Content & Editorial Standards based in Toronto.Some travel between the Alberta stations will be required as part of this position.


  • The following is a paraphrase of the primary functions, but does not outline all of the duties and responsibilities that may be assigned to this position:
  • Lead a team of online journalists, online video producers, digital journalists, and digital content coordinators at Global Calgary, 770 CHQR, Global Edmonton, CHED, 880 Edmonton, and Global Lethbridge
  • Manage the daily editorial assignment, production, and promotion of compelling written and video content for in Alberta
  • Oversee the digital work of anchors, producers, journalists, VJs and reporters in Calgary, Edmonton, and Lethbridge
  • Communicate, teach, track and model Global News’ best practices in digital journalism
  • Champion online coverage at meetings and throughout the day to ensure digital platforms are prioritized. Respond to top-performing content to help inform editorial decisions for all publishing platforms.
  • Develop and execute strategies to grow and engage our audience on and social media. Monitor real-time site performance and work with online staff to optimize content.
  • Work with managing editors, news directors and others to implement a flexible workflow that supports multi-platform content production
  • Work with managing editors and administrative support staff to schedule online resources, ensuring region-wide coverage seven days a week
  • Maintain regular contact with fellow Global News digital leaders and communicate key changes and improvements to staff and managers
  • Participate in planning of special news, community and marketing events and projects. Support marketing with onlineand social efforts as required.
  • Ensure all onlinestories are vetted for content, grammar and style. Work with radio and television leaders to improve overall writing skills of everyone filing online.
  • Ensure all local, wire, and viral content is posted and promoted in a timely fashion
  • Oversee access to official accounts on social networks. Ensure content is promoted optimally.
  • Oversee viewer relations on social media. Resolve and respond to website user complaints and feedback.
  • Support advertising and sponsorship efforts related to monetization of online content
  • Manage operational requirements pertaining to performance, labour relations, scheduling and timesheets, including strict adherence to the Global News Journalistic Principles and Practices
  • Other duties as required


About You

What We Need From You:

  • The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:
  • Degree or diploma in journalism, communications or a related field from a recognized institution
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in a major market newsroom environment
  • Proven track record in developing engaging online editorial content
  • Comprehensive understanding and extensive experience with WordPress and social media including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram
  • Demonstrated experience managing, supervising or leading a team is required
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently, effectively, and cooperatively to tight deadlines in a complex team environment
  • Possess excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to make independent decisions in pressure situations
  • An amazing attitude that will engage and motivate teams by living into the Corus values to Win Together,
  • Make it Happen, Learn Every Day, Think Beyond and Show We Care
  • A valid driver’s license

Autres détails

  • Famille d’emplois PG – Programmation
  • Fonction professionnelle 02 – Création et design en médias/communications
  • Type de paie Salaire
  • Alberta, Canada