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CBC/Radio-Canada Host, Morning Show Saint John (English Services) (On Site) in Saint John, New Brunswick

Position Title:

Host, Morning Show Saint John (English Services) (On Site)

Status of Employment:

Contractee Long-Term (Fixed Term)

Position Language Requirement:


Language Skills:

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:

2024-07-24 11:59 PM

This role requires full time on site presence.

CBC New Brunswick is looking for a dynamic new host for Information Morning Saint John , the morning current affairs radio program based in New Brunswick’s port city.

Your role

You are an insatiably curious early-morning storyteller with a passion for drawing emotion and stories out of interview guests. You are equally comfortable holding a politician accountable as you are chatting with children, and you know when to put people at ease and when to challenge them.

You understand that audiences want to be both entertained and informed as they start their day, and you realize the importance of making audiences feel welcome and part of a community. You know that using a full range of tone, including humour, is key to strong radio current affairs programming.

You have a sense of adventure, an eclectic range of interests and a keen desire to meet new people, explore our city, and learn other perspectives. You are passionate about championing stories from New Brunswick’s under-represented communities, and you love meeting listeners where they live through in-person public appearances and at remotes.

An exceptional journalist and a keen observer, you must be able to quickly analyze a broad range of issues and thrive in the fast-paced, high-pressure world of live, local radio. You have a strong grasp on Saint John and New Brunswick’s political landscape and its resource-driven economy, and you understand how these issues affect the day-to-day lives of the people who live here.

As a member of the Saint John Morning team, it’s clear you care about your colleagues. You act as a team unifier and collaborator, and are always looking for creative solutions to challenges.

This role requires full time on site presence.

Your responsibilities:

  • Pitch and produce original stories that deepen Information Morning’s community connections, elevate a range of voices and reflect the day’s top local news.

  • Conduct research and interviews, gather audio, write radio scripts, and package and present content for all platforms including audio, video and digital.

  • Host Information Morning live on air between 6:00-8:30 a.m. weekdays, conducting interviews on a wide variety of current events.

  • Interact extemporaneously with program participants such as guests, reporters, experts and members of the audience.

  • Participate in public relations or community outreach activities to promote Information Morning and CBC, with a focus on growing new audiences and building community connections.

Your profile

  • An engaging, curious, and spontaneous on-air personality, with a wide range of genuine interests, knowledge and insight, reflecting curiosity in many current affairs topics, and an ability to make them relevant to existing and new audiences.

  • Strong journalistic skills, demonstrated through original story ideas, live interviewing, innovative storytelling, and writing and vetting abilities.

  • Excellent critical thinking skills, including knowledge of and familiarity with CBC Journalistic Standards as well as the legal and ethical issues related to journalism.

  • Ability to react quickly to changing circumstances and breaking news; comfortable going off-script when needed.

  • A strong proven connection to the communities we serve in New Brunswick, and an openness to diverse perspectives and ideas.

  • Familiarity with digital and social storytelling, including podcasting, and a willingness to learn and tackle new tasks across all CBC platforms (TV, radio, digital).

  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to collaborate across teams and locations.

  • A proven work ethic and a positive team-first attitude.

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

  • A passion for public outreach and an enthusiastic ambassador of public broadcasting and the program.

  • Ability to work a variety of shifts including early starts, late finishes and weekends.

  • University degree or equivalent in a related field, with a minimum of five years of relevant or comparable experience.

We want to hear what you sound like! Please include a link to samples of your on-air work 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:

39 King Street, Suite A500, Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 4W3

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.