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Reporter/Anchor, Intermediate - News

Vancouver, BC, Canada Req #147
Monday, July 29, 2019
Are you creative, dynamic and passionate?  Do you like to think outside of the box and find new ways to achieve your goals?  Corus Entertainment has an exciting opportunity for you.  If you have a passion for excellence, and would like to work for Corus Entertainment, we encourage you to apply.

About the Role:

Global News Radio 980 CKNW is looking for a part-time Radio Anchor/Producer to join the #1 newsroom in Western Canada. This position is part of the CKNW Radio News team which produces live, local newscasts around the clock, 7 days a week

This is a Group 2 position under the current Collective Agreement. Position will require work on weekends and may involve a variety of shifts including early morning and evenings.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Manager, Radio News, you will be responsible for:

  • Beat reporting from the field and filing back to the Radio News Desk;

  • Inside reporting: conducting interviews, writing up content for on air and online;

  • Enterprise reporting, developing original content and advancing existing content;

  • Anchoring hourly and half hourly newscasts on CKNW;

  • Monitoring all news sources, including feeds, wires and social media and update social media and website;

  • Chasing breaking news stories;

  • Monitoring all news sources, including feeds, wires, and social media and update social media and website;

  • Chasing breaking news stories;

  • Monitoring CKNW Talk Shows and pull newsworthy stories;

  • Executing Amber Alerts

About You

What We Need From You:

  • Degree or diploma in Broadcast Journalism from a recognized institution;

  • At least 3 years’ experience anchoring and reporting;

  • Proven ability to write accurate, concise, creative broadcast copy;

  • Experience meeting multiple deadlines for broadcast and online;

  • Ability to develop sources, contacts and research original stories for radio and online;

  • Willingness to adapt to rapidly changing technology and new online skills in a multi-faceted digital news operation;

  • Familiarity and ease in using Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social media;

  • Excellent people skills with the ability to work independently, effectively and cooperatively in a team environment;

  • A valid driver’s license and vehicle.

If You Have the Following….We Want to Hear From You!

  • If you value a workplace that promotes accountability, exemplifies loyalty, never compromises integrity and has a strong social conscience, then start your career with us by applying now.

Why Corus?

Corus is a driving force in the media industry with a diverse portfolio of strong brands that entertain and inform audiences through great storytelling and compelling content, reaching millions of people around the world every day.

We have a passionate drive to connect with the world around us: to express, to share, to be part of people's lives. Walk around our offices, our stations, our studios across the country and you'll feel it. You'll see it in action. 

You'll see it in the open communication and the approachability of our people. You'll see it in our care for quality work and the interest in new, creative solutions. You'll see it in how we work with external partners, and how we care about our communities. These are all core to the values we commit to living each and every day - Win Together, Think Beyond, Make It Happen, Learn Every Day, Show We Care. Our values describe what makes us pretty unique - and amazing - place to work.

Corus is committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.  Corus is also committed to providing accommodations throughout the interview and employment process.  If you require an accommodation we will work with you to meet your needs. 

How to Apply

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now'. 

 
*No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Other details

  • Job Family PG-Programming
  • Job Function 02-Media/Communications Creative & Design
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada