Reporter-Editor, assigned to the Arts Unit – TOR02559

On the air and off, it takes a large and diverse team to deliver distinctive, intelligent, entertaining and innovative programming and English, French and eight Aboriginal languages. Chances are, you grew up watching and listening to Canada’s public broadcaster. Now you can be part of it.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is looking to fill a 12-month temporary position as a Field and Studio Reporter, assigned to the Arts and Entertainment Content Unit at the Toronto Broadcasting Centre. The successful candidate will be independent, self-motivated and self-sufficient. This is an exciting opportunity to report on Arts and Popular Culture on a national platform. If you are a professional and experienced journalist who can work in a LIVE , tight-deadline environment, and have excellent personal and communication skills, this job should interest you.

What You Bring:

As part of CBC News, the Arts Reporter will bring a minimum of three years reporting experience, with some previous experience reporting on the Arts, and an extensive knowledge of Canadian arts and culture, to this position.

The successful candidate will bring to the position strong interviewing and writing skills, an understanding of Canadian political issues relating to Arts and Culture, an advanced level of television skills and a track record of developing meaningful stories that are unconventional in subject and presentation.

  • Previous experience reporting on the Arts would be considered an asset.
  • A comprehensive knowledge and healthy critical perspective of Canadian, Hollywood and International arts, culture and entertainment disciplines such as film, theatre, music, books and social media are required.
  • Knowledge of Canadian political issues with particular understanding of arts and culture and its place in the nation.
  • Highly developed interviewing skills and the ability to confidently report live-to-air.
    Skilled in providing a wide variety of story treatments, including short documentaries and live debriefs.
    Skilled at producing material using creative and appropriate sound mixes, both in-studio and in the field.
  • Experience working with Dalet would be considered an asset.
  • Proven ability to respond quickly and effectively to breaking news.
  • Track record of developing meaningful stories that are unconventional in subject and presentation.
  • Highly developed skills in presentation, vetting and story development.
  • Ability to communicate and work in both English and French would be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of a third language would be an asset.
  • Must be prepared to travel throughout Canada and/or abroad.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and passport.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, both regionally and nationally.
  • Demonstrated abillity to communicate ideas effectively.
  • Energetic and disciplined with strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate stories and meet deadlines.

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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