Reporter/Editor, assigned to Current Affairs (English Services) - EDM00721
Job Family: Programming (TV-Radio-Web)
Primary Location: Edmonton
Status of Employment: Permanent, Full-time
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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.
CBC Edmonton is looking for an energetic and collaborative reporter/editor to work with our afternoon current affairs radio program, Radio Active.
As an exceptional journalist and a self-starter, you must be able to analyze a broad range of issues and thrive in the fast-paced, high-pressure world of live, local radio within a multi-platform newsroom. You will have lots of ideas, a fresh approach to telling stories and a keen desire to ensure our programming is timely, relevant and reflects the news our audiences need to know every afternoon.
You know how to gather, write, edit, and package content for current affairs radio, and you thrive on the pressure of reporting on breaking news from the field. You are passionate about championing stories and sources from Edmonton’s under-represented communities, and you know that every story needs to include a range of perspectives.
As someone with a deep working knowledge of Alberta, you understand its political landscape and its energy-driven economy, and your work highlights how these issues affect the day-to-day lives of the people who live here.
In this role, you will ensure that all CBC journalistic standards are met and that our stories are fair, balanced, accurate, thoughtful, immediate and resonate with the communities we serve.
What you’ll do:
Pitch and produce original story ideas for current affairs programming that deepen CBC Edmonton’s community connections, elevate a range of voices and reflect the day’s top local news
Conduct research and interviews, gather and edit audio, write radio scripts, and package content.
Regularly present stories live on radio, from within the studio and out in the field, providing analysis and context to enhance the audience’s understanding of issues.
Respond quickly to breaking news events as they unfold.
What you bring:
Demonstrated experience working in a fast-paced daily news environment.
Ability to generate, pitch and pursue strong story ideas.
A strong proven connection to the communities we serve in Edmonton.
A proven work ethic and a positive, team-first attitude.
Strong desire to live and promote the values of diversity and an inclusive and respectful work culture.
Advanced knowledge of current affairs radio programming, including familiarity with audio gathering and editing.
Experience presenting stories live on-air.
Willingness to learn and tackle new tasks across all CBC platforms (TV, radio, digital).
Sound news judgment and ability to work effectively under newsroom deadline pressure.
Ability to choose relevant, audience focused stories, which reflect issues being discussed by the public.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Possession of a valid driver’s licence and a driving record that meets the minimum requirements of CBC/Radio-Canada's insurance company; other classes considered an asset.
Ability to work a variety of shifts including early starts, late finishes and weekends.
University degree in journalism or equivalent with a minimum of three years of recent, related experience.
Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.
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 email@example.com
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.
Please apply online at: https://rita.illicohodes.com/go/6374ff8e58db7868ec293e79/55155cf112497d1f5916e365/en