Network Producer

Division: CKNW News-Talk 980
Work Status: Full-time
Location: Vancouver, BC

About the Role

Reporting to the Network Executive Producer, you will be responsible for producing a weekday overnight program (10p-2a PT/ 1a-5a ET) for Corus’ seven News Talk radio stations based in Vancouver. The show will expand on the day’s news and events and get listeners set for a fresh start of a new day. It is story driven, opinionated, irreverent and Canadian. This position will require an individual who understands and appreciates the late night listener with an insatiable curiosity to learn, a passion for current affairs and the ability to develop and execute talk radio segments, live broadcasts, promotions, and special projects as assigned.

Responsibilities:

  • Research news and current affairs stories for broadcast, social and digital media
  • Create original story ideas and develop them for broadcast, social and digital media
  • Book guests and set up programming debates and forums
  • Provide an on-air presence (when applicable) on the show (debriefs, montages, reports, investigative series etc.)
  • Develop a comprehensive contact list and program database
  • Collaborate with the program host on content and program support issues
  • Develop and produce special programming
  • Editing of programming elements
  • Prepare cover sheets, scripts and background notes
  • Contribute to breaking news programming
  • Collaborate with other producers on story development and dialogue
  • Liaise with newsroom on daily show content
  • Update information on Corus radio sites and use social media effectively to grow audience
  • Participate in pre and post show production meetings
  • Provide guidance and feedback to other news and technical staff involved in the production of a ‘live’ talk show
  • Practice ethical principles of journalism
  • Meet and exceed ratings expectations
  • Perform other duties as required

About You

What We Need From You:

  • Strong leadership skills, a self-starter with the ability to organize and create a dynamic late night show.
  • Tenacious approach in convincing guests and news makers to join hosts on-air
  • Creative thinking to approach the day’s stories with new questions and angles
  • Excellent organizational, communication & interpersonal skills
  • News experience, preferably in radio
  • Strong and solid interviewing skills
  • Ability to write for all media platforms
  • Comprehensive knowledge of local and national news events
  • Expertise in audio editing
  • Understanding of WordPress
  • A proficiency with social media
  • Creative, energetic, fun, outgoing, positive, friendly manner and team player
  • Minimum three years of experience in a major market or equivalent preferred

How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to send a resume and air check by January 15, 2018 to:

Larry Gifford
Manager, Talk & Talent, Vancouver
Larry.Gifford@corusent.com

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.

Internal candidates must meet eligibility requirements before they can apply for an internal position at Corus, which includes being in their current role for at least 12 months. They must also indicate they are internal in the subject line. Please refer to the Recruitment Policy for more information.

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