Senior Writer, Supperhour (English Services) - Vancouver BC


CBC/Radio-Canada


Senior Writer, Supperhour (English Services) - VAN00930

Job Family: Programming (TV-Radio-Web)

Primary Location: Vancouver

Status of Employment: Permanent, 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.

Your role

You will be an accomplished journalist and an excellent writer with a sharp eye for good stories that affect a television audience. You need to be a strong news copy editor, capable of working with some of the most experienced journalists in the business, and with the ability to tackle everything from hard and complicated news where accuracy is critical, to taking on lighter fare.

Reporting to the Executive Producer, you will write copy, voiceovers, live hits, headlines, and promos for our Supper Hour Newscast, and you will vet the work of others. This job also requires identifying, prioritizing, pitching, and writing national and international stories of interest for the television audience. You must be able to find appropriate photos and video to enhance that storytelling.


The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding and awareness of issues and events particular to British Columbia generally and will have strong ties to, and a deep understanding of, underrepresented communities and equity-deserving groups in British Columbia.


You care about the people you work with and have a deep appreciation for different perspectives, opinions, and experiences. You live and promote the values of diversity, inclusion, and respectful work culture.


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.


You must be a self-starter and comfortable taking on responsibilities.

What you bring:

• Experience reflecting diverse and contemporary communities

• Strong journalistic skills.

• Substantial experience writing, copy editing, fact-checking, and packaging television news content.

• Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to journalism.

• Ability to manage large volumes of fast-moving information.

• Excellent news judgment and ability to work effectively under 24/7 newsroom deadline pressure.

• Good communication and interpersonal skills; a strong team player.

• University degree or equivalent.

• Minimum five years of recent experience in a television news environment.

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 recruitment@cbc.ca

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/60d4be0f606a26051d9b9f66/55155cf112497d1f5916e365/en