Reporter-Editor – VAN00314

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The Vancouver Newsroom is looking for a Reporter/Editor.

This is a temporary position to cover a sabbatical, starting August 1,2010 until September 1, 2011. This is a general assignment reporter working Sunday through Thursday. The position will involve some evening shifts.

The working language is English. This position is primarily in television. Knowledge of a South or East Asian Language an asset.

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
  • Demonstrated ability to present information and analysis of stories both live and in edited items.
  • 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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