Yellowknife, NT

Reporter/Editor assigned to Current Affairs radio (CBC North) - YEL00217



Reporter/Editor assigned to Current Affairs radio (CBC North) - YEL00217

Job Family: Programming (TV-Radio-Web)

Primary Location: Yellowknife

Status of Employment: Permanent 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.


Financial assistance is provided to help offset expenses related to relocation. In addition, allowances and provisions for employees working in isolated locations apply.


Break out of the ordinary. Live north where the air is clean and the stories are plentiful.


CBC Yellowknife is looking for a self-starter who loves to tell stories... all kinds of stories. The North is in transition.  We are seeing the effects of climate change, through crumbling roads and buildings. We're seeing a rise in the rights and power of indigenous groups. And, we have lots of "characters", who make great stories. There are good opportunities for learning and travel. We believe in helping Reporters do their best work while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. 


Your role

CBC Yellowknife (English Services) is looking for an energetic, creative and forward thinking Reporter/Editor to take on a vital programming role assigned to the current affairs unit. You perform editorial assignments related to the gathering, writing and presentation of program material for all of our media platforms specifically for news and current affairs.  You participate in the production, direction and/or post-production of a program and/or program segment. You should be comfortable with the demands and needs of television, radio and online news production, including responding to the pressures of breaking news situations. You should have some experience in field production, and be comfortable chasing and developing enterprise journalism and original research. You should be able to generate story ideas independently. Guidance and direction are regularly available from one or more producers, but there is latitude for initiative and judgment. There may be opportunity to coordinate the work of others and close cooperation with the program unit is essential.


We are looking for a candidate with the following:

  • University degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum of two years' relevant experience during which the candidate would gain exposure to journalism, computers and the technology of radio or television broadcasting.
  • Experience in booking interview guests, developing lines of questioning, writing focused introductions and preparing and writing tape segments.
  • Must be capable of original and creative thought in the production of news for online, Radio, and TV with demonstrated writing skills.
  • Strong digital skills including the knowledge of Content Management Systems (CMS) and Social Media.
  • Ability to interact with the public ‘streeters’.
  • Ability to work on a live remote.
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills: must be a team player.
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to handle a variety of functions quickly and efficiently.
  • A strong, demonstrated understanding of Yellowknife and Pan-Northern political and cultural landscape.
  • Comfortable with the demands and needs of online, radio and television news production.
  • Must be able to solve problems independently and in-group discussions (openness to new ideas and approaches).
  • Experience using iNews and Dalet.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and overtime, is required.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license as well as a driving record that meets the minimum requirements of CBC/Radio-Canada's insurance company.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.


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 Talent and Diversity 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


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


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Additional Details

Code: YEL00217
Category: Radio
Yellowknife, NT, CA
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Posted: Feb 15, 2018
Deadline: OPEN
Type: Full-time
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