Online Journalist (BC Grp 4-A) - News Digital
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 Globalnews.ca 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 Globalnews.ca 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.
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 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.
- Famille d’emplois PD – Production
- Fonction professionnelle 02 – Création et design en médias/communications
- Type de paie Salaire
- Burnaby, BC, Canada