Career Opportunity: Digital Broadcast Journalist 

Division: Global News
Work Status: Full-time
Location: Saskatoon

About the Role

Global Saskatoon’s News Department is currently seeking a full time Digital Broadcast Journalist (Group 4) to join their team. This position is part of the Global News team which produces local newscasts 7 – days a week. This position reports directly to the News Director.

Responsibilities:

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:

  • Daily reporting of News and Community Events
  • Live reporting on a daily basis
  • Generate original and relative story ideas
  • Write, produce and post content with multiple deadlines on a daily basis for on-line
  • Strong on-air presentation
  • Utilize new technology and social media on a daily basis to provide video, stills and streaming video for online, social media and broadcast
  • Working knowledge of how major news organizations are employing a wide range of digital platforms and formats
  • Represent Global Saskatoon at public functions
  • Available to work weekdays, evenings and weekends
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • This is a bargaining unit position of Digital Broadcast Journalist – Group 4​

About You

What We Need From You:

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Diploma/Degree in Journalism/Broadcasting or equivalent experience
  • Experienced journalist capable of reporting and anchoring daily news and Community Events
  • Minimum two years prior reporting/anchoring experience is required
  • Strong writing and storytelling skills
  • Demonstrate strong news judgment in line with station objectives
  • Ability to go live from the field with strong presentation skills and clarity
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities and objectives
  • Ability to work independently
  • Must demonstrate accountability and teamwork
  • Must work well under pressure, possess a desire to be the best, have a positive can-do attitude
  • Be able to meet strict deadlines, and work co-operatively with others in a teamwork setting
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and clear driving record
  • Working knowledge of new media tools and technologies (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc..) and related applications
  • Willingness to adapt to rapidly changing technology and workflows as well as show a willingness to learn new online skills in a multi-faceted digital news operation
  • Familiarity with current state of online news reporting and where it’s headed
  • Experience in updating online and broadcast content with a content management system
  • Must be proficient in creating, curating and developing content using digital operating systems for multiple platforms

How to Apply

Please email your resume and demo reel to lisa.ford@globalnews.ca by September 22, 2017.  Please include Digital Broadcast Journalist in the subject line of your e-mail.

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.

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