Video-Journalist, Steven and Chris – TOR02547

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.

*Please note that this is a contract position.

CBC Television is looking for a video-journalist for its flagship daily lifestyle program Steven and Chris. We’re looking for a skilled storyteller and shooter. The successful candidate will also be a creative thinker who brings original ideas and treatments to this lifestyle show. S/he should be able be able to travel and must be comfortable appearing on-air if required. S/he should be comfortable producing and shooting his/her own items.

What You Do:

  • Under the general direction of an Executive Producer or delegate, operates independently, or as part of a program unit to research, gather, package and, when required, present material for television programs.
  • 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. Close co-operation with the program unit is essential.

Key Tasks:

  • Develops and maintains contacts with a variety of sources to assure current knowledge of issues and events in the coverage area which are relevant to the objectives of the program.
  • Gathers information from various sources.
  • Analyses facts and information gathered and draws conclusions or raises issues requiring further investigation.
  • Arranges for, and conducts interviews.
  • 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.
  • Develops shot list and sequences that contribute to the focus and mood of the story.
  • Prepares, aligns, sets up and operates an ENG/EFP unit and ancillary equipment, ensuring optimal audio, video and technical quality under prevailing conditions.
  • Lights the subject or scene and composes program visual material using a hand-held camera.
  • Ensures that the material produced meets the technical and aesthetic requirements for editing.
  • Delivers all recorded materials including shot lists and sequences.
  • Edits recorded items on appropriate/available editing systems.
  • Prepares and writes scripts, continuity and headlines.
  • Reports the story, either on camera or in voice-over form.
  • Drives a motor vehicle in the performance of the job.

As assigned or required, performs any of the following tasks:

  • attend daily story meetings and contribute story ideas;
  • perform final edit;
  • operate other studio equipment;
  • maintain a basic library of stock footage and archival material;
  • perform routine minor maintenance on ENG/EFP camera, editing and associated equipment; in the field, carry out emergency repairs to camera and/or equipment

What You Bring:

  • The job requires a combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from University plus three years of practical and relevant experience, or graduation from Community College plus five years of practical and relevant experience.
  • Solid storytelling skills
  • Open to being on-air
  • A broad understanding and interest of lifestyle programming
  • Experience shooting lifestyle content
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely
  • Excellent interview skills
  • Ability to generate original story ideas and creative treatments
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Ability to work in a high pressure, tight deadline environment, often in unexpected overtime situation
  • Valid driver’s license, passport and ability to travel
  • Previous experience in editing is an asset.
  • A passion for critical thinking and innovative storytelling
  • Creative problem solver
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Highly creative, imaginative and motivated self-starter
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Must be organized and able to 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 and apply online.

The CBC is committed to equity in employment and programming.

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