Reporter-Editor – VAN00312

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This is a temporary position to cover a maternity leave, starting immediately until August 12, 2011. This position will focus on business, economics and personal finance as they apply to British Columbians in metro Vancouver. The position may involve evening and weekend shifts.

The working language is English.

Function:

  • 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 judgment.
  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • Job requires three years of directly related experience that includes proven ability in the field and knowledge of the broadcasting industry.
  • University Degree or equivalent
  • Three years related experience
  • Ability to present information and analysis of stories related to business, economics and personal finance.
  • Must have experience using social media in their daily newsgathering.
  • Excellent computer/web skills
  • Strong journalistic reporting skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Sound knowledge of CBC journalistic policy
  • Ability to work effectively in a high pressure, tight deadline environment, often in an unexpected overtime situation
  • Ability to work flexible hours, late nights and weekends as required
  • Excellent Team Player
  • Knowledge of diverse communities in the Lower Mainland
  • Contributes to diversity of team
  • Ability to work independently
  • Creative approach to production and generation of story ideas
  • Highly curious
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Organizational skills

For information please contact:

Zafira Nanji
CBC Vancouver
P.O. Box 4600
Vancouver, B.C.
V6B 4A2

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 http://cbc.radio-canada.ca/jobs/ and apply online.

The CBC is committed to equity in employment and programming.

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