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News Manager - News Delivery

Saskatoon, SK, Canada Req #253
Tuesday, August 20, 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.

Newsroom Manager – Saskatoon


The following is a paraphrase of the primary functions, but does not outline all of the duties and responsibilities that may be assigned to this position:

  • Oversee day-to-day operation of the Global Saskatoon newsroom

  • Work closely with the Saskatchewan Managing Editor and local Assignment Editor to ensure assignments align with our news strategy and resources

  • Oversee Saskatoon’s daily editorial agenda for broadcast and online, placing an emphasis on producing original, enterprise content

  • Develop and maintain a high standard of news production that includes effective writing, editing, and shooting

  • Vet reporter scripts and online content as required

  • Work with staff to develop skills and provide regular performance reviews

  • Provide leadership and guidance to newsroom staff

  • Work with leadership teams in Saskatoon & Regina to coordinate resources, human and technical, for all special projects and requests

  • Ensure essential communication from reporters to Managing Editor, Executive Producer, producers, and online

  • Create a positive, productive environment to ensure local news team is engaged and productive

  • Communicate company vision to news team to assure values are aligned

  • Oversee various operational requirements pertaining to performance, hiring, discipline, scheduling and timesheets

  • Assist Saskatchewan News Director/Station Manager with station operations

  • Work with the marketing department and Executive Producer to ensure proper promotion of daily news coverage and community initiatives

  • Facilitate community partnerships

  • Work with local sales team to support revenue opportunities

  • Deal with public complaints/concerns

  • Other duties as required

What We Need From You:

  • An extensive background in news management role. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in managing both broadcast and digital news platforms.

  • candidates who have experience in managing both broadcast and digital news platforms.

  • Candidates should have 5 – 8 years’ experience in a newsroom and 3 – 5 of those in a supervisory/leadership role

  • Leadership to ensure the most compelling content is created to build viewership both on air and online and creating a positive, productive work environment where employees are engaged and fulfilled

  • A post-secondary degree in broadcast journalism or a related field

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.

  • A track record of creative storytelling

  • Must be able to adapt under pressure and be able to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Working knowledge of digital tools and technologies, including all social media and related applications.

  • Must be able to handle the demands and pressure of multiple, daily deadlines for online and broadcast

  • Working knowledge of the Saskatoon news market

  • A valid driver’s license

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 PD-Production
  • Job Function 02-Media/Communications Creative & Design
  • Saskatoon, SK, Canada