Calgary, AB

Digital Reporter/Editor assigned to weekends and evenings (English Services) - CAL00530



Digital Reporter/Editor, assigned to weekends and evenings (English Services) - CAL00530

Job Family: Programming (TV-Radio-Web)

Primary Location: Calgary

Status of Employment: Temporary, Full-time


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.


Who you are:

You are curious. You devour the news and understand what makes great journalism. You are excited about the possibilities that digital offers. You love the craft of writing and feel privileged to tell people’s stories. Your true love is the written word, but you are keen to try radio and TV. You are tapped into communities in Calgary and want to give them a voice. You doggedly pursue stories, have a track record of original journalism and feel comfortable working on your own. We prioritize original journalism, including giving additional time and training opportunities to tell those stories on digital, radio, TV and video. But you also know that news is collaborative and want to work as part of a team. You bring a distinctive life experience, perspective or expertise to the team that will enrich the newsroom and our stories. You have a deep understanding and appreciation of diverse perspectives, opinions and experiences.


Please note this is a full-time temporary position assigned to weekends and evenings until September 2023. The regular work schedule is: 2:15 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, and 12:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday.


What you'll do:

  • Pitch and produce original stories that can work as text, radio and video treatments.
  • Respond quickly to breaking news.
  • Package stories with the best photos and most engaging video clips, plus links and other media.
  • Write stories based on gathered interviews or live-streamed events.
  • Write compelling headlines that work on the website and mobile devices.
  • Take photos with a DSLR.
  • Edit stories and curate the online news lineup.
  • Post stories on social media accounts.


What you bring:

  • Ability to generate, pitch and pursue strong story ideas.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively, strong interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of web, mobile and social media tools and industry trends.
  • Strong desire to live and promote the values of diversity and an inclusive and respectful work culture.
  • Sound news judgment and ability to work effectively under newsroom deadline pressure.
  • Ability to work independently during evening and weekend shifts.
  • Willingness and ability to work a variety of shifts, including early starts, late finishes and weekends.  
  • University degree or equivalent.
  • Three years of newsroom experience.
  • Possession of 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.


All employees of CBC/Radio-Canada are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of December 1st 2021 unless exempted based on a medical/religious ground. As per this requirement, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to all employees. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify if you meet the conditions of employment, you will be asked to provide an attestation confirming your COVID-19 vaccination status.


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.


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Additional Details

Code: CAL00530
Category: Radio
Calgary, AB, CA
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Posted: May 13, 2022
Deadline: OPEN
Type: Temporary
Experience: Intermediate
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