Associate Producer - CityNews

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Date: Apr 13, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, CA, M5B 1B8

At Rogers, we connect Canadians to a world of possibilities and the memorable moments that matter most in their lives. Every day we wake up with one purpose in mind. To bring loved ones together from across the globe. To connect people to each other and the world around them. To help an entrepreneur realize her dream. A sports fan celebrate a special moment.

Because we believe connections unite us, possibilities fuels us, and moments define us.

 

CityNews Toronto is looking for an Associate Producer for a part-time 12 month contract. The ideal candidate has strong, versatile writing skills and extensive experience in a newsroom. You have a passion for local news, strong editorial judgement and you are looking for an opportunity to learn and grow while working alongside a talented, innovative and fun team of journalists. Writing, chasing, researching, producing, pitching, interviewing, vetting, and more writing – you are adept at doing it all in a fast-paced environment. You will bring unique ideas about covering diverse stories in Canada’s largest city.

 

What you’ll be doing:

 

  • Working as part of a team, you will create fast-paced, compelling and informative news stories airing on CityNews Toronto, various other CityNews broadcasts across Canada and our digital properties
  • Writing content under tight deadlines for our newscasts and our digital properties
  • Assigning resources to gather news elements
  • Monitoring social media for developing stories and to track breaking news
  • Emailing, Tweeting, calling and interviewing people as you chase and research enterprise story pitches
  • Pitching during daily creative brainstorms and story meetings
  • Meeting deadlines and prioritizing work when news breaks
  • Ensuring that content is factually and grammatically correct  
  • Screening footage from internal and external libraries and other resources
  • Developing a network of local contacts
  • Various editorial and newsroom tasks as required, including: recording feeds, pulling stock footage and creating graphics

 

What you have:

 

  • Minimum 2 years of  TV and/or digital news producing, writing or reporting experience 
  • Ability to work individually and part of a team
  • Creative vision and keen editorial judgment
  • Superior writing, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Control room and field production experience an asset
  • A journalism diploma or equivalent experience
  • Sound communication skills
  • Shift work required (mornings, evenings and weekends)
  • An appetite to learn and grow

 

Schedule: Part time
Shift: Flex Time
Length of Contract: 12 Months
Work Location: 33 Dundas St. East (909), Toronto, ON 
Travel Requirements: None
Posting Category/Function: Broadcasting & News
Requisition ID: 144293
 
Together, we'll make more possible, and these six shared values guide and define our work:
 
  1. Our people are at the heart of our success
  2. Our customers come first. They inspire everything we do
  3. We do what’s right, each and every day
  4. We believe in the power of new ideas
  5. We work as one team, with one vision
  6. We give back to our communities and protect our environment
 

What makes us different makes us stronger. Rogers has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential. At Rogers, we value the insights and innovation that diverse teams bring to work. We work with our candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You can also reach out to our team at RogersRecruiting@rci.rogers.com to begin a conversation about your individual accessibility needs throughout the hiring process.

 
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