Producer - CityNews Toronto

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Date: Dec 6, 2018

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 a producer with proven leadership abilities to help craft the future of local news.

 

Working in a newsroom that overlooks the heart of the city, you’ll lead CityNews Toronto’s flagship programs at 5 and 6 p.m.: ensuring our coverage stands apart from the competition; and builds upon the unique storytelling style for which Citytv has become famous.

 

Unlike other major-market newsrooms, you’ll have the freedom to create and innovate on a daily basis. Our vision is that no two shows will look alike.

 

About you:

You thrive under pressure and enjoy starting each day with a blank canvas. You have exceptional editorial skills. You enjoy coaching, motivating and mentoring. You work well with others.  You’re not afraid to take risks and know that bold ideas are necessary in this ever-changing news industry. You have all of your news-app notifications set to “on.”

You get Toronto – and can talk about the characters, neighbourhoods and stories that make this city great.

 

What you’ll be doing:

  • Lead the creation of our flagship weekday news programs – including show lineup and vetting scripts
  • Work with newsroom management to execute CityNews strategy
  • Collaborate with assignment desk to ensure we cover stories relevant to our Toronto audience
  • Oversee writers and associate producers in the creation of fast-paced, compelling and informative news content.
  • Pitch and contribute to creative brainstorms and story meetings
  • Lead special projects (i.e. elections)
  • Lead & participate in post-production meetings and feedback sessions
  • Be a role model for the newsroom, exemplifying journalistic excellence

 

What you have:

  • Minimum 10 years of TV news producing or reporting experience
  • Experience with live control-room production
  • Ability to work individually and part of a team
  • Creative vision and keen editorial judgment
  • Superior writing, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional communication skills
Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 33 Dundas St. East (909), Toronto, ON 
Travel Requirements: None
Posting Category/Function: Broadcasting & Editorial
Requisition ID: 130022
 
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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