Managing Editor Digital, BC - News Digital
About the Role:
Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment, has an exciting management opportunity available on its award-winning news team in BC, overseeing digital content and workflow in Vancouver and Kelowna. The successful candidate will be required to work primarily weekdays, with weekend and evening work as required by our dynamic news environment. If you have a positive, can-do attitude, a passion for storytelling, and a proven track record of effective leadership in a major market television newsroom, then the most innovative news organization in Canada wants to hear from you!
Working closely with the News leadership teams in Vancouver and Kelowna, this position reports into the National Director of Content & Editorial Standards based in Toronto.Some travel between the BC 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 BC, 980 CKNW, and Global Okanagan
Manage the daily editorial assignment, production, and promotion of compelling written and video content for globalnews.ca in BC
Oversee the digital work of anchors, producers, journalists, VJs and reporters in Vancouver and Kelowna
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 globalnews.ca 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 online and social efforts as required.
Ensure all online stories 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
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
- Famille d’emplois PD – Production
- Fonction professionnelle 02 – Création et design en médias/communications
- Type de paie Salaire
- Colombie-Britannique, Canada