News Editor-Presenter, English Radio (Temporary) – REG00192

News Editor-Presenter, English Radio (Temporary) – REG00192

Temporary Position to May 2011

Share our passion. 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:

  • On a continuing and ongoing basis writes, lines up, and presents a blend of local, regional, national, and international news on radio, several times per hour.
  • Demonstrates and maintains a high degree of organizational and presentation skills coupled with an ability to focus and work on a quick turnaround basis to tight deadlines.
  • Work adheres to CBC journalistic and programming policies, standards and practices.
  • Advice and guidance are available but initiative and independent judgement are expected.
  • Work can involve the co-ordination of the activities of others and close co-operation with the program unit is essential.

Key Tasks:

  • Using various sources gathers news stories prepared by CBC Reporters at local, regional, national, and international locations.
  • Prepares, determines the lineup of, and reads the hourly newscasts on air.
  • Facilitates the flow and sharing of news among local/regional newsrooms and the National Hub.
  • Re-writes material as necessary to make it more relevant to a local/regional audience.

As required, perform the following tasks:

  • performs technical functions required to self-operate the on-air presentation of hourly newscasts and, when and where required, the half hourly news headline breaks
  • prepares and reads news headlines on the half hour;
  • obtains and presents on-air, a brief weather capsule and temperatures for the broadcast area;
  • using the Hotsheet or similar source material, promote upcoming CBC programming;
  • performs live de-briefs of reporters in the field and/or reports on breaking news;
    files the log for each newscast;
  • edits incoming feeds as necessary;
  • loads voice clips into computer for insertion into the newscast;
  • prepares news for posting to the appropriate CBC web site;
  • editing copy for radio news, Tv news, and the web;
  • assuming an assignment role at times of day when producer is absent
    any task of a Reporter/Editor

Education Required: University degree or equivalent

Experience Required:

  • Minimum of four years of journalistic experience including work that demonstrates a high degree of presentation skills
  • At least 1 year of experience in writing, editing, lining up and reading newscasts

Your Profile:

  • Demonstrated excellence in writing for radio
  • Strong journalist with sound editorial judgment
  • Strong research skills and ability to gather information from a variety of sources
  • A clear understanding and ability to lineup both local and blended newscasts
  • Sound news judgment with an awareness of issues that have an impact on the lives of people living in Saskatchewan
  • Strong technical and production skills, and an aptitude for editing on DALET
  • Knowledge and understanding of the CBC/Radio-Canada’s Journalistic
  • Standards and Practices
  • Knowledge of CBC/Radio-Canada English programming
  • Strong abilities, written and oral, in English.
  • Strong critical thinker.
  • Ability to assume a journalistic leadership role.
  • Strong and authoritative on-air presence, showing credibility, energy and clarity in delivery.
  • Ability to become an integral part of the on-air team on the morning show.
  • Speedy execution of work with very tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and deadlines.
  • Ability to develop a wide body of sources in order to accurately reflect the Saskatchewan region.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with members of the radio production team.
  • Self-starter and problem solver. Must demonstrate enterprise, initiative and ability to generate ideas.
  • Quick-witted with strong sense of humour.

This position will not be filled until consideration has been made by the CBC/CMG Local Joint Employment Committee.

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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