Reporter-Editor (assigned to Weather), French Television – TOR02541

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.

Radio-Canada’s Toronto news service is seeking a weather reporter/editor. You will mainly be responsible for delivering weather reports as part of Le téléjournal Ontario, but could also be asked to perform the same duties on radio or the Web.

What you do:

  • Perform 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/Radio-Canada 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 coordinate the work of others and close cooperation with the program unit is essential.

Key Tasks:

  • Develop and maintain contacts with a variety of sources.
  • Conduct analysis of facts and information gathered and draw conclusions or raise issues requiring further investigation.
  • Prepare and write scripts, continuity and headlines.
  • Gather and report information from various sources.
  • Decide 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.

As required, perform 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.

We are looking for a candidate with the following:

  • University degree or equivalent
  • Three years of directly related experience that includes proven ability in the field and knowledge of the broadcasting industry
  • Good understanding of science, as well as weather phenomena and vocabulary
  • Able to convey information using simple language (spoken and body)
  • Good knowledge of the history and geography of the greater Ontario region
  • Proficiency with WSI technology an asset
  • Belief that weather is useful and important in Canadians’ everyday lives
  • Able to understand and explain weather patterns
  • Able to work without supervision and show initiative
  • An engaging, dynamic on-air personality
  • Willing to show warmth, empathy and concern for the public
  • Able to communicate knowledge using everyday language

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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