Cultural Reporter, French Services – OTT00854

Cultural Reporter, French Services – OTT00854

1 Cultural Reporter Permanent Position for TJ-Weekend.

Our team is made up of creative, passionate, enthusiastic people, searching for challenges…just like you!

Take pride in what you do – and where you work. CBC/Radio Canada is 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:

Reporting to the Producer, you are responsible primarily for providing daily coverage of key events on the arts and cultural life at the news of Ottawa-Gatineau. You will deliver live stand-ups and interviews from the field, produce recorded reports, propose story ideas, as well as perform research and writing duties. You will be working in a high-pressure, deadline-driven environment that requires close cooperation and consultation with other newsroom staff, while adhering to CBC/Radio-Canada Journalistic Standard and Practices.

This is a full time position, 5 days a week, including Saturday and Sunday.


  • Play an active role in choosing story ideas for reports.
  • Prepare a cultural current-event feature every day.
  • Examine the facts and information gathered for a news story and draw conclusions or ask questions that need to be explored further.
  • Determine what items should be included in a report, their order, their length, as well as segues between segments.
  • Determine the sequence and timing of a report’s items and ensure they are delivered on air.
  • Write and edit report scripts.
  • Liaise with other staff members to ensure that the required equipment is available.
  • Establish and maintain contacts with a variety of sources.

Perform the following tasks, as needed:

  • Choose music and sound effects.
  • Present live information or analyses in all kinds of formats (radio, television and internet)
  • Keep up with the local cultural scene.
  • Perform other production and administrative duties ensuring the smooth operation of the newsroom, program unit or station.
  • Make live coverage and direct intervention for broadcasts on CBC/Radio-Canada national platforms.

What you bring:

  • Three years’ related experience involving proven ability in the field and extensive knowledge of the broadcasting industry.
  • University degree or equivalent.
  • Established network in the arts and cultural industry.
  • Excellent reporting, interviewing and writing skills.
  • A broad understanding of cultural issues and excellent general knowledge.
  • Bilingualism at a functional level.
  • Ability to provide live on-air reports, interviews and analysis of complex events.
  • Ability to originate new story ideas and establish a track record in breaking news stories.
  • Strong technical and production skills.
  • Critical thinking and analytical abilities.
  • Creative, flexible and self-motivated.
  • Ability to contribute effectively as part of a team.
  • Must be able to work to tight deadlines and over-time.
  • Ability to work various shifts and overtime.

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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