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CBC/Radio-Canada News Editor/Presenter (English Services) (On Site) in Edmonton, Alberta

Position Title:

News Editor/Presenter (English Services) (On Site)

Status of Employment:


Position Language Requirement:


Language Skills:

English (First Official Language), English (Reading), English (Speaking), English (Writing)

Work 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.

Unposting Date:

2024-07-31 11:59 PM

This role requires full-time on-site presence.

Your role

Are you an exceptional daily news journalist who thrives in the fast-paced, high-pressure world of live, breaking news?

CBC Edmonton is looking for an experienced news editor/presenter to lead our weekday morning newscasts to audiences listening live on the radio and on digital platforms.

As the morning newsreader, you will play an integral editorial and leadership role in gathering, preparing and presenting the daily news, keeping our audiences informed about what’s happening now in Edmonton and northern Alberta. You will also work closely with the team programming Edmonton AM, our morning current affairs radio program, both on-air during news breaks and live interactions, and off-air to coordinate coverage.

You’re the kind of journalist who loves the adrenaline rush of chasing breaking news and you’re not intimidated by the prospect of changing lineups and rewriting newscasts under very tight deadlines. You embrace the challenge of keeping your newscasts as up-to-date as possible, chasing stories yourself and working to add context and additional content to ensure listeners get the full story.

You understand the diverse and changing population in Edmonton and northern Alberta, and the importance of broadening the range of perspectives, experiences and points of view reflected on our programming, especially those from people who have been traditionally underrepresented in the media. In your work, you will ensure CBC journalistic standards are met and that our stories are fair, balanced, accurate, thoughtful and immediate.

This role requires full-time on-site presence.

Note: The successful candidate will generally be assigned to work weekdays, 4:30 am to 12:45 p.m.

Your responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, line up and deliver newscasts and news breaks

  • Collaborate with journalists across platforms and programs to chase breaking news and ensure newscasts are up-to-date

  • Write and edit scripts; cut audio clips and package stories

  • Conduct interviews on and off air

  • Self-operate the studio audio board during live newscasts

  • Vet scripts written by other journalists, providing feedback and coaching to help them develop their skills and produce content of the highest quality

  • Interact live on air with hosts and program participants

  • Present newscasts on other platforms (streaming, podcasts, digital, video) as required

Your profile

  • Demonstrated experience working in a fast-paced daily news environment.

  • Ability to generate, pitch and pursue strong, original story ideas.

  • Strong news judgment and a demonstrated ability to react quickly to breaking news and changing priorities, and chase multiple stories at once.

  • Excellent critical thinking skills, including knowledge of the legal and ethical issues related to journalism.

  • Engaging on-air presence, a strong presentation style and an ease with live, on-air work.

  • Ability to present material with credibility and authority in a range of situations including live events and breaking news.

  • Ability to quickly cut audio clips from a variety of audio and video sources.

  • Superior script writing and script edging skills.

  • An understanding of Alberta’s political landscape, economic drivers and demographics, and a strong proven connection to the communities we serve in and around Edmonton.

  • A proven work ethic, strong communication skills and a positive, team-first attitude.

  • A strong desire to live and promote the values of diversity and an inclusive and respectful work culture.

  • Possession of a valid driver’s licence as well as a driving record that meets the minimum requirements of CBC/Radio-Canada's insurance company.

  • University degree in journalism or equivalent with a minimum of four years of recent, related experience.

  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours as required.

Please include additional documentation or a link to your online demo or website, blog or video in your cover letter.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

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 (http://cbc.radio-canada.ca/en/working-with-us/jobs/diversity-inclusion-cbc-rc) 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 recruitment@cbc.ca .

You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website (http://cbc.radio-canada.ca/en/vision/governance/corporate-policies/values-ethics/conduct) . 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 (http://cbc.radio-canada.ca/en/vision/governance/corporate-policies/human-resources/conflicts) . 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.

Primary Location:

123 Edmonton City Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 2Y8

Number of Openings:


Work Schedule:

Full time

At CBC/Radio-Canada (http://cbc.radio-canada.ca/en) , 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.