Host, Calgary Eyeopener (English Services) - CAL00534
Job Family: Programming (TV-Radio-Web)
Primary Location: Calgary
Status of Employment: Contract, Full-time
Work at CBC/Radio-Canada
At CBC/Radio-Canada, we create content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms. Our successes and accomplishments are driven by embodying and upholding values, which include creativity, integrity, inclusiveness and relevance.
Do you think you have the ability and drive to keep up with this exciting, ever-changing industry? Whether it be in front of the camera, on air, online or behind the scenes, you would be joining a team that thrives on making connections and telling stories that are important to Canadians.
Are you the next host of CBC Calgary’s #1 radio morning show?
You’re a great listener and a fantastic interviewer. You are insatiably curious about our city and province. You’re smart, with a great sense of humour and a love of both the serious and the eccentric. You have a passion for storytelling and connecting with our audiences in all their diversity, whether political, social,economic or cultural. You’re a newsroom leader
A quarter of the radio audience in our city listens to the Calgary Eyeopener, and you’re able to connect to all of them. You have an eclectic range of interests and an ability to make the complex relatable. You know that small stories can be as important as big stories. You are, at heart, a storyteller with a passion for drawing information, stories and accountability out of interview subjects every day.
Very importantly, you love early mornings, and strong coffee.
What you’ll do as host:
• Conduct multiple daily live and taped interviews.
• Write, vet and perform scripts.
• Interact with your co-host.
• Perform a variety of tasks associated with the preparation and on-air presentation of program material on radio, digital and social.
• Create original stories and concepts and work collaboratively to produce them.
• Build relationships with a diverse cross section of key community members to enhance our understanding of the region and to increase the range of voices and perspectives on the program.
• Keep on top of important news developments throughout the day with an eye to ensuring the program is always relevant and topical.
• Moderate and participate in public events, representing the Calgary Eyeopener and CBC Calgary.
Some of the traits that make you the right person for this job:
• Engaging, curious, spontaneous and intellectually challenging on-air and online personality.
• Wide range of genuine interests, knowledge and insight, reflecting curiosity in many current affairs topics, and an ability to make. them relevant to existing and new audiences.
• Widely-read, knowledgeable and nuanced thinker.
• Strong writer.
• Exemplary journalistic skills, demonstrated through interviewing critical thinking and innovative storytelling.
• Openness to diverse perspectives and ideas, and differing points of view, is critical.
• Embraces editorial leadership role and provides ongoing constructive feedback to team.
• Technical skills, including field recording and audio editing, are an asset.
• Knowledge of and creative ideas around the use of social media and digital platforms to connect with and grow audiences.
• Ability to function independently and cooperatively in a team setting.
• Ability to work effectively under deadline pressure.
• Ability to build relationships and contacts inside and outside CBC Calgary
• Genuinely loves public outreach and is an enthusiastic ambassador of public broadcasting and the program.
• Broad knowledge of the city and Southern Alberta
The qualifications you’ll possess:
• University degree or equivalent.
• At least five years of experience in journalism, reporting and/or hosting.
Please provide a cover letter and samples of on-air work.
May be subject to an audition in English and knowledge testing.
All employees of CBC/Radio-Canada are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of December 1st 2021 unless exempted based on a medical/religious ground. As per this requirement, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to all employees. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify if you meet the conditions of employment, you will be asked to provide an attestation confirming your COVID-19 vaccination status.
If this sounds interesting, please click on ''Apply online''. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster. For more information, visit the Diversity and Inclusion section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website. All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment. We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest. In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest.
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