Multi-Media Content Creator

Come play a key role in building the future of Sports & Media! Everyone wants to be part of a transformational team – and that’s exactly what we’re building at Rogers Sports & Media. A team that innovates and a team that wins.
 

At Rogers Sports & Media we are committed to creating and growing teams that are digital-first, fast-moving and bold-thinking and are focused on delivering impact with everything they do. Our impressive collection of assets includes media properties, sports teams, sports events & production, venues, e-commerce platforms and a close connection with our Connected Home and Wireless team. Collectively, we touch the lives of 30 million Canadians every month!

 

Not only is our business strong, but so is our culture. We genuinely care about each other and working in an environment that allows each of us to bring our best authentic selves to work. That starts with our firm commitment to a diverse, inclusive and safe workplace. We’re also dedicated to giving back by using our media megaphone to help Canadians who need it most. Our team is All IN on diversity and inclusion – find out more at www.allinforequity.ca.
 

This role has been posted in locations where we have a Rogers corporate site. We encourage qualified candidates from across the country to apply who can reasonably commute  to one of these locations.

 

As we grow our team, the well-being of our team members remains our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of our team members, including those in the recruitment process, our team members are working from home, and are equipped to do so safely and efficiently.
 

Are you up for the challenge and the fun?  If so, consider the following opportunity!

 

We’re looking for a Multi-Media Content Creator  to shape and strengthen the CityNews brand as our news operations continue to transition to digital and we radically change the way we produce and tell our stories in order to better engage and build our audiences.   

The ideal candidate has competence in many of the skills required to work in a modern, multi-platform, continuous news operation, and an aptitude and desire to learn more.   

Writing, chasing, researching, producing, digital storytelling, pitching, interviewing, vetting, posting, basic shooting and desktop editing – you have, or with training are on your way to having, the ability to create journalistic content from the idea stage to publishing or broadcast.   

You have a passion for local news, strong editorial judgement, and are looking for an opportunity to learn and grow while working alongside a talented, innovative and fun team of journalists.   

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Working independently or as part of a team, you will create fast-paced, compelling and informative news content for our digital properties and for broadcast on our television and radio news programs. 

  • Coordinating and deploying newsroom and field resources to gather elements and create news content. 

  • Pitching during daily creative brainstorms and story meetings 

  • Emailing, Tweeting, calling and interviewing people as you chase, research, and create enterprise or breaking news content. 

  • Creating, independently or as part of a team, innovative video content optimized for a digital audience. 

  • Ensuring that content is factually and grammatically correct.   

What you have:   

  • Creative vision and keen editorial judgment 

  • Superior writing, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills 

  • Shift work required (mornings, evenings and weekends) 

  • An appetite to learn and grow 

Skills and Competencies: 

This role is designed to build a newsroom staff that has the capability to respond, as individuals or small teams, to an ever-increasing appetite for continuous news on multiple platforms, and to create that content from conception to broadcast or publishing.  The skills below are not an exhaustive list, nor is the expectation that the Multi-Media Content Creator has competence in all of them.   A solid grounding in many of these skills, and a willingness and desire to learn more, is the expectation. 

WRITING: Write breaking and enterprise news content for television, radio, and digital platforms. Proofread and copy-edit news content.  

RESEARCH/CHASE: Research, pitch and chase story ideas, including breaking news and enterprise news, including leads submitted by our audience.    Pre-interview guests and arrange necessary resources for broadcast segments. 

CONTENT VETTING: Vetting breaking and enterprise news content (including video and audio packages) for television, radio, and digital platforms, including fact checking/substantive editing. 

DIGITAL AND TELEVISION CMS KNOWLEDGE: Edit and publish digital content in our content management system (WordPress) and/or manage television content in our television content management system (Inception).  In WordPress, this includes headlines and media, and ensuing our digital platforms and homepage are updated with the very latest local, national and international news stories, and that our pages and apps are optimized for reach and engagement.  In Inception, this requires building lines in Inception Running Orders, inserting production cues, creating Xpression elements (keys/graphics), generating placeholders and ensuring broadcast elements have times (keys/durations) updated accordingly.   

VIDEO EDITING: Visual editing skills (Quantel, Premiere Pro), including the ability to add keys and graphics prior to digital publishing.   Independently create video content, from raw media to final product, with an ability to apply editorial judgment.   

VIDEO/STILL PHOTOGRAPHY: Basic still and video photography skills, including the ability to add those photos and videos to digital and broadcast content.  

INTERACTIVES: Create engaging interactive digital content using tools like timelines,  maps, infographics, basic animations. 

VIDEO SUPPORT: Ability to perform various tasks related to the production of visual news, including scheduling content feeds, records and live streams using ScheduAll; coordinating live hits in a control room; searching for visuals from various sources (CityNews archives, social media, licensed content providers.) 

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Deploy and manage resources (field camera operator/editors, reporters etc.) for breaking and enterprise news, shifting those resources based on story tracking on social and other platforms.   

DIGITAL PLATFORM PUBLISHING: Distribute and amplify content, including breaking news and push alerts, to our internal and external platforms, including Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.  Delivery and promotion of digital content on our social channels, whether created by the MMCC or others, including audience engagement. Management/ownership of social media, using third-party programs to do so, such as Social Studio and Media Proxy. Creating social media campaigns to promote stories/specials. This incorporates scheduling social posts but also understanding how/when the audience consumes content on various platforms. 

LIVESTREAM: Initiate and manage live video streams on our internal and external platforms.   

ADVANCED DIGITAL KNOWLEDGE:  Knowledge and understanding of Digital News beyond content creation, including; tracking digital analytics to continually optimize and update content distribution,  troubleshoot and manage technical issues that may arise (pages not loading, no audio on video, duplicated alerts), keeping up to date with the latest digital products and trends 

 

 
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 matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Rogers FAQ.

Schedule: Full time
Shift: Variable
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 33 Dundas St. East (909), Toronto, ON 
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Broadcasting & News
Requisition ID: 233852
 
Posting Notes:  Rogers Sports & Media 

 

 

 

Location: 

Toronto, ON, CA

Being a Rogers team member comes with some great perks & benefits including:

· Health & well-being benefits
· Donation matching
· Paid time off for volunteering
· Wealth Accumulation including: Pension plan & Employee stock options
· Generous employee discounts
· Leadership development, Mentorship, and Coaching programs

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