WRITER WANTED

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    • Burnaby, BC
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    Global BC

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    Writer 
    Job ID: 12039
    Division: Global BC
    Work Status: Part-Time, Irregular
    Location: Burnaby, BC

    About the Role:

    Global BC is looking for a Part-Time Writer to join the #1 newsroom in Western Canada. Reporting to the Executive Producer, this position will include various shifts including weekends, overnights, and statutory holidays. This is a Group 2 position under the current collective agreement.

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    Responsibilities:

    • Write compelling, accurate news copy for all platforms, including story leads, segment leads, bumpers, promos and news ticker;
    • Update, rewrite and refresh information as necessary;
    • Cut down/reformat news content from reporter stories;
    • Monitor all news sources and be on top of breaking news and developing situations;
    • Assist in breaking news coverage, including helping coordinate live coverage, setting up interviews for broadcast, and facilitating pictures and video for all platforms;
    • Research and arrange interviews for news stories and shows when required;
    • Assist with show guests;
    • Communicate with and assign field crews when necessary;
    • Maintain Global News’ high production standards;
    • Some desktop editing;
    • News switchboard duties, including answering phone calls from the public and dealing appropriately with inquiries and news tips;
    • Update globalnews.ca when required;
    • Other duties as required.

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    About You

    What We Need From You:

    • Post-secondary degree, diploma or equivalent in Broadcast Journalism from a recognized institution;
    • Minimum 12 months working experience in a newsroom;
    • Strong news sense with ability to recognize, chase and help develop relevant news content;
    • Solid research abilities;
    • Strong news writing skills with the ability to write accurate, concise and creative copy for live newscasts;
    • Ability to make quick, informed decisions and handle the demands and pressure of multiple, daily online and broadcast deadlines;
    • Ability to work quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment;
    • Ability to act independently and work effectively in a team environment;
    • Comprehensive computer knowledge, including knowledge of leading edge Newsroom management systems (i.e. ENPS) and editing programs;
    • Willingness to adapt to rapidly changing technology and workflows, including learning new online skills in a multi-faceted digital news operation;
    • Experience and ease with social media sites and ability to write and/or produce web copy;
    • Manage content through social media an asset;
    • Must have strong communication and people skills.

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    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
    MAY 28TH, 2019

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    We sincerely thank everyone for their submissions
    but only those talent selected for an interview will be contacted.

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