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Full-time Editorial Assistant (Calgary) - News Gathering

Calgary, AB, Canada Req #328
Monday, September 9, 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:

Are you creative, energetic, positive and persistent? Do you want to be part of Calgary’s top TV news station, a team that sets big goals, embraces change, wins together and above all, aims to understand and serve our audiences? Then we invite you to apply for a position at Global Calgary as a permanent, full-time Editorial Assistant.

Reporting to the Managing Editor, the successful candidate will be a flexible multi-tasker and team-player with a positive attitude and a passion for news. This is an entry-level editorial support position (Group C), and may include various shifts including regular weekends, morning or evenings.


  • Assist our editorial staff as directed with chasing, researching, and setting-up interviews;

  • Research, fact-check and update editorial information;

  • Shot-list interviews and elements for daily news stories;

  • Book guests, assist in ordering graphics and finding archive footage;

  • Assist in breaking news situations by chasing information to support online and broadcast producers and reporters;

  • Input information as required in Slack and Open Media;

  • Help obtain permission to use pictures and video for all platforms during breaking news situations;

  • Monitor wires, radio and social media for stories and breaking news;

  • Participate in editorial meetings and pitch stories;

  • Answer phone calls from the public and deal with inquiries and news tips;

  • Other duties as required.

About You

What We Need From You:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in journalism or broadcasting;

  • TV news editorial experience would be considered an asset;

  • Solid news judgment, with great research abilities and strong communication and news writing skills;

  • Confidence with a wide variety of news-related tasks including chasing interviews;

  • Proven ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet tight deadlines;

  • Familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites.

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

  • Excellent people skills with the ability to work independently and cooperatively in a rapidly changing environment;

  • Motivated, independent, results-oriented and professional;

  • Attentive to detail and committed to excellence.

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
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Calgary, AB, Canada