Overnight News Writer - Vancouver BC


Job Title: Overnight News Writer, CTV Vancouver, Bell Media

Req Id: 282633


At Bell, we do more than build world-class networks, develop innovative services and create original multiplatform media content - we advance how Canadians connect with each other and the world.If you’re ready to bring game-changing ideas to life and join a community that values professional growth and employee wellness, we want you on the Bell team.


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.


Posting Date: May 12, 2021

Position: Overnight News Writer, CTV Vancouver

Location: 969 Robson St Suite # 500, Vancouver, BC

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Hours of Work: Overnight shift Monday to Friday 40 hours per week. Additional hours as required.


Responsibilities:

  • Monitor wires, social media and other news sources to find fresh, relevant content for CTV Morning Live (CML)

  • Chase live news guests for developing stories, write scripts and edit breaking news

  • Write scripts and edit video for a variety of stories (news and features)

  • Support field crew in sourcing highest quality video and delivering end goal to air the latest information in a timely manner on CML

  • Share accountability for presenting end product that is consistent with highest professional journalistic standards

  • Support and backfill in News Producing as required and other roles (i.e. chase producing and reporting) as assigned, where performance and qualifications permit

  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications:

  • Excellent knowledge of local, national, international news and current affairs

  • Experience in broadcast writing

  • Proven ability to prioritize and multitask to meet deadlines while maintaining focus and composure

  • Proven ability to marry picture and sound

  • Excellent communication skills–both oral and written

  • Ability to work in a team, and be self-motivated

  • Familiar with social media and its use within news

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, breaking news environment due to editorial and time constraints

  • Broadcast or Journalism degree or equivalent – with an understanding of broadcast law is anasset

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


Additional Information:


Position Type: Non Management

Job Status: Regular - Full Time Job

Location: Canada : British Columbia : Vancouver

Application Deadline: 06/12/2021


Please apply directly online to be considered for this role. Applications through email will not be accepted. https://jobs.bce.ca/bell/job/Vancouver-Overnight-News-Writer%2C-CTV-Vancouver%2C-Bell-Media-BC/735810800/


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.Created: Canada, BC, Vancouver


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