Weather Reporter-Editor, French Services – OTT00842 – Position #1.

Weather Reporter-Editor, French Services – OTT00842 – Position #1.

1 Part time Contract Position from August 16, 2010 to August 12, 2011

Share our passion. Live our values. As Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions CBC/Radio-Canada brings diverse regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of
Canadians in English, French and eight aboriginal languages.

Your Role:

Radio-Canada’s Ottawa-Gatineau news service is seeking a weather reporter/editor who will mainly be responsible for delivering weather reports as part of Le Téléjournal / Ottawa-Gatineau, but could also be called to perform the same duties on radio or the Web.

Performs reporting and editorial assignments related to the gathering, writing and presentation of program material for radio, television or other media. Work is governed by CBC journalistic and programming policies and standards. Advice and guidance are regularly available but there is latitude for initiative and independent judgement. There may be opportunity to co-ordinate the work of others and close co-operation with the program unit is essential.

Key Tasks:

  • Develops and maintains contacts with a variety of sources.
  • Conducts analysis of facts and information gathered and draws conclusions or raises issues requiring further investigation.
  • Prepares and writes scripts, continuity and headlines.
  • Gathers and reports information from various sources.
  • Decides which elements should be included in an item, their order, length and sequence, as well as the method of transition from one element to another.
  • Contributes ideas or program content; participates in the preparation of program objectives.

As required, performs the following tasks:

  • Critically edit material written by others;
  • Determine, in accordance with established routine, the sequence and timing of the elements that make up a newscast which is typically of a pre-determined format and for which the majority of content is supplied;
  • Liaise with other staff to ensure required material is available;
  • Select music and effects;
  • Present information and/or analysis on air in a variety of formats;
  • Follow particular areas of current public interest or concern;
  • Perform other production or administrative tasks associated with the smooth functioning of the newsroom, program unit or station.

What you bring:

  • Job requires a university degree or equivalent;
  • Job requires three years of directly related experience that includes proven ability in the field and knowledge of the broadcasting industry;
  • Good understanding of science, as well as weather phenomena and vocabulary;
  • Able to convey information and knowledge using simple language;
  • Good knowledge of the history and geography of the greater Ottawa-Gatineau area, including Eastern Ontario and Quebec’s Outaouais region;
  • Proficiency with WSI technology an asset;
  • Belief that weather is useful and important in Canadians’ everyday lives;
  • Able to understand and explain the weather;
  • Able to work without supervision and show initiative;
  • Willing to show warmth, empathy and concern for the public.

If you are seeking a media environment that fosters creativity and innovation, this is the place for you.

We value the importance of a diverse workforce and encourage applications from Aboriginal Peoples, women, members of a visible minority and persons with a disability.

Please visit and apply online.

The CBC is committed to equity in employment and programming.

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