Digital News Lead - Edmonton AB

Reference Number: 277973

Position: Digital News Lead

Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Salary: Group 10 commensurate with education and experience

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week – shift pattern may contain weekends, early mornings and evenings. Overtime as required.


· CTV News Edmonton is seeking an established Digital Leader who thrives on breaking news, in-depth journalism, and quality reporting to lead a local team of digital producers to the top spot in one of Canada’s largest and most exciting news markets.

· Lead the online production of articles and video; generate original stories and other content for all digital platforms.

· Channel newsroom resources to maximize digital output through articles, videos, and original content.

· Develop distribution strategy for breaking news and major events, including and social media channels.

· Ensure the accuracy, consistency and adherence to standards of all material on the site (headlines, photos, captions, video, etc.)

· Copy editing stories for grammar and accuracy

· Work may include visualizations in infographics, maps, quizzes, timelines and data journalism

· Monitoring and publishing wires, with an eye to SEO, keywords and social sharing

· Managing multiple social media streams for news (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and others) and when required, sending news alerts to mobile apps

· Other duties as assigned.


· The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience in print and/or broadcast news with a focus on digital and direct experience leading digital staff.

· Excellent strategic knowledge of digital news, a self-starter who can lead digital growth and innovation with limited supervision and guidance.

· Excellent people skills with the ability to develop strong, positive relationships with colleagues and direct reports.

· Must have an excellent command of the English language, and an ability to write accurate and engaging headlines. Experience within the CTV News digital environment is an asset.

· Must be familiar with Canadian Press Style Guide and Canadian libel law.

· Knowledge of HTML, CSS, Adobe Photoshop and other applications in the Adobe Creative Suite is an asset.

· Familiarity with newsroom management systems (e.g. iNews, etc.) and video encoding/format transferring an asset.

· Knowledge of television production procedures, terminology and equipment capabilities. Knowledge of html code, and Polopoly an asset

Bilingualism is an asset (English and French); adequate knowledge of French is required for positions in Quebec.

Additional Information:

Position Type: Union Job Status: Regular - Full Time Job Location: Canada : Alberta : Edmonton Application Deadline: 03/18/2021

Please apply directly online to be considered for this role. Applications through email will not be accepted.

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