Digital Broadcast Journalist

Division: TV
Work-Status: Full-Time
Location: Halifax, NS

About the Role:


  • 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:
  • Initiate and develop story ideas through contact development, research and interviews;
  • Shoot, write, voice and edit news stories for broadcast and online;
  • 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;
  • Demonstrate strong editorial, visual and communications skills;
  • Work effectively under pressure with ability to meet deadlines;
  • Working knowledge of how major news organizations are employing a wide range of digital platforms and formats;
  • Other duties as required

About the Role

Required Skills, Experience & Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Diploma/Degree in journalism, radio/television broadcasting or equivalent;
  • Minimum two years’ experience in television news reporting with extensive ENG experience (Sony XD digital camera preferred) audio and lighting systems, as well as smartphone newsgathering;
  • Strong news judgment and writing abilities;
  • Ability to go live from the field with strong presentation skills and clarity;
  • Ability to work well under pressure, in a deadline-driven workplace, with minimal supervision;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills;
  • Proficient with non-linear editing;
  • Valid driver’s licence and a clear driving record;
  • Working knowledge of how major news organizations are employing a wide range of digital platforms and formats;
  • 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;
  • Must be proficient in creating, curating and developing content using digital operating systems for multiple platforms.

How to Apply

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. Please email your resume and cover letter to no later than September 7 2018.

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.