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Video-Journalist (English Services) - CAL00465 contract

Location: Calgary
Company Name: CBC/Radio-Canada ()
Category: Communications, Copywriting / Writing
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Video-Journalist (English Services) - CAL00465

Job Family: Programming (TV-Radio-Web)

Primary Location:  Calgary

Status of Employment: Temporary, Full-time

What it’s like working at CBC/Radio-Canada

At CBC/Radio-Canada, we create content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms. Our successes and accomplishments are driven by embodying and upholding values, which include creativity, integrity, inclusiveness and relevance.

Do you think you have the ability and drive to keep up with this exciting, ever-changing industry? Whether it be in front of the camera, on air, online or behind the scenes, you would be joining a team that thrives on making connections and telling stories that are important to Canadians.

This is a full time, temporary role until September 2020.

Your role

Based in Calgary seeking a skilled, multi-platform storyteller to tell the stories of Calgary. The successful candidate will be a strong journalist and creative thinker who brings original ideas and treatments to their stories and will have demonstrated skills in digital journalism. The role also requires exceptional shooting and editing skills.

Under the general direction of the Executive Producer or delegate, you will operate independently, or as part of a program unit to research, gather, package and present media for CBC’s platforms including online, TV, and radio. Work must adhere to CBC journalistic and/or program policies, standards and practices but there is latitude for initiative, independent judgment and creativity. You will be required to work a variety of shifts, which may include weekends and evenings, often independently and without supervision.

You will play an integral role in the Local Services Strategy with a focus on three priorities:

  • Content: In this role, you will ensure that all CBC journalistic standards are met and that our stories are fair, balanced, accurate, thoughtful, immediate and resonate with the communities we serve. You will further our original, enterprise and investigative storytelling and ensure we are talking about what matters most to people throughout Calgary. You’re innovative and will try new things, new workflows and new story treatments. You inspire others to do the same.
  • Community: As the industry shifts, local news and community storytelling is more important than ever. You will understand the diverse and changing population in Calgary and the importance of reflecting all our communities in our content. You will set a new benchmark in editorial leadership around community stories.
  • Culture: You live and promote the values of diversity and an inclusive and respectful work culture.

We are looking for a candidate with the following:

  • Graduation from University or Community College in a relevant course of study or equivalent industry experience.
  • Minimum 3 years directly related experience in a professional broadcast facility.
  • Passionate about Calgary – both stories and issues.
  • Minimum 3 years experience using Avid systems.
  • Comfortable and dynamic on-air presence.
  • Excellent interviewing and storytelling skills.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to generate original story ideas and creative treatments.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure, tight deadline multi-platform environment, often in unexpected overtime situations.
  • Ability to work shift work which includes evenings and weekends.
  • Relevant experience in shooting and editing.
  • Highly creative imaginative, problem solver and motivated self-starter.
  • A natural interest and curiosity in current and emerging technologies and how they can support mobile/digital journalism.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s licence as well as a driving record that meets the minimum requirements of CBC/Radio-Canada's insurance company, other classes considered an asset.

Please include a link to your website, blog or video in your cover letter.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

If this sounds interesting, please click on ''Apply online''. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster. For more information, visit the Diversity and Inclusion

section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to

You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website. All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment. We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest. In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest.

Wherever in the wording of the job description either gender is used, it shall be understood to include all genders.

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