Weekend Assignment/Line up Editor (English Services)

Weekend Assignment/Line up Editor (English Services)
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Job Family Programming (TV-Radio-Web)
Primary Location Montreal
Position Language Requirement Bilingual (English / French)
Language Skill Levels (Reading / Writing / Speaking) C C C
Status of Employment Permanent
Work schedule(s) Part-time

What it’s like working 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:

The weekend assignment editor will assign and coordinate the daily workload of field journalists and camera operators at CBC Montreal/Quebec, gathering for all platforms.

In addition, the hired candidate will work with the anchor to line up the TV newscasts, and some radio newscasts.

This is a permanent half-time position which will require working extended shifts on Saturday (9h15 mins) and Sunday (9h30mins)

Note: Approximately 60 percent of the tasks involve assigning the news team, and 40 percent involve lineup duties on all platforms.

You will play an integral role in the Local Services strategy with a focus on three priorities:

Content: 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. You will further our original, enterprise and investigative storytelling and ensure we are talking about what matters most to people throughout the country. You’re innovative and will try new things, new workflows and new story treatments. You inspire others to do the same. You will make sure the best of our stories get the right treatment on our social channels.

Community: You play a key role in stirring and fostering conversation within the diverse communities throughout Montreal and Quebec. As the industry shifts, local news and community storytelling are more important than ever. You will understand the diverse and changing population in Quebec and the importance of reflecting all our communities in our content. You will build connections with those communities on our social channels.

Culture: You live and promote the values of diversity and an inclusive and respectful work culture. You want to be a part of a dynamic team of journalists and share best practices in social media with the different programming teams at CBC Montreal and Quebec.

More specific duties are as follows:
Assign field reporters for TV/radio and gathering for digital.
Set editorial priorities for all platforms.
Provide editorial guidance on all platforms.
Redeploy resources on all platforms in the case of breaking news.
Make JSP calls.
Consult the on-call JSP leader when necessary.
In consultation with the JSP leader, coordinate additional or extraordinary news coverage in the case of big breaking stories.
Write copy for radio / tv casts.
Write intros for tv.
Vet web copy when necessary.
Vet radio/tv scripts.
Lineup radio newscasts.
Lineup weekend TV news ahead of the broadcast.
Could be assigned to read radio newscasts, as needed.

We are looking for a candidate with the following:

A) Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
Five (5) years experience in journalism or equivalent.
B) Competencies:
Extensive general knowledge.
In-depth knowledge of current events and regional issues.
Fluent in English.
Excellent knowledge of French.
In-depth knowledge of newsroom logistics.
Knowledge of production techniques.
Knowledge of CBC’s Journalistic Standards and Practices.
Candidates will be subject to practical tests, based on situation scenarios related to production requirements.

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.

Wherever in the wording of the job description either gender is used, it shall be understood to include all genders.

Job Posting Date May 31, 2019, 1:44:28 PM
Unposting Date Jun 15, 2019, 1:59:00 AM

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