News Director - Terrace BC


News Director, CFTK-TV, Bell Media

Req ID 255573

Are you ready to grow your career by taking on a new role at Bell? We always look for qualified internal applicants within our own team to support their development.  

The Bell Media team creates and delivers the best Canadian and international content across our digital media, television, radio, and out-of-home advertising platforms. We’re looking for innovative team players ready to take some of the most well-known entertainment brands in the country to the next level.

Bell Media has a unique opportunity for someone who loves broadcasting, has a passion for news and is looking to grow their career in a leadership position with our CFTK – TV news team.  Located at our studios in Terrace, the News Director will lead a team of radio and television reporters and anchors covering the Northwest BC region from Haida Gwaii to Burns Lake.

Responsibilities:

• Leading and coaching the Radio/TV news team in daily tasks in Terrace for the Northwest Region of B.C

• Shoot, edit and produce stories for television, radio and the web on a daily basis

• Reading news, weather and sports on the radio

• Attend news events, chasing stories and following up on files

• Weekly or monthly attendance at meetings for area governments or boards

• Ability to find local or regional angle to provincial and national stories

• Develop community contacts

• Keep files up to date and other duties as assigned

• Operate within the guidelines of ethical and moral business practice; working knowledge of CRTC broadcast standards and RTNDA code of ethics

• Attend municipal government, school district and regional district meetings weekly or monthly

• Anchoring, building the newscast and newsroom vacation coverage on occasion

• Other related duties as assigned

Skill requirements:

• Degree or Diploma from a recognized Broadcast/Journalism Program or equivalent experience

• Three years’ experience as a Video Journalist

• Strong leadership skills with the ability to coach and direct the news team in a professional manner. Prior newsroom leadership experience a definite asset

• The ability to support remote team members as part of a regional Television and Radio team

• A solid on-air delivery

• Excellent writing and communication skills

• Above average organizational skills

• Mature, calm and professional manner

• Ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines

• Proven display of initiative

• Represent Bell Media with integrity, respect and mature judgment

• Experience and knowledge of Burli Software, or similar newsroom system

• A full and unrestricted Class 5 Drivers’ Licence with a clean drivers’ abstract is a requirement for this position

• Strong references

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

Additional Information:

Position Type: Media - Talent

Job Status: Regular - Full Time

Position Level: Unifor 827M - Astral Media Radio, BC North

Job Location: Canada : British Columbia : Terrace

Application Deadline: 08/10/2020

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply and include a link to your current demo, a cover letter and resume. Please apply directly online to be considered for this role: https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=255573&company=Bell

Applications through email will not be accepted.

At Bell, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible workplace where every team member feels valued, respected, and supported, and has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. For a confidential inquiry, simply email your recruiter directly or recruitment@bell.ca to make arrangements. If you have questions regarding accessible employment at Bell please email our Diversity & Inclusion Team at inclusion@bell.ca .

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