Reporter Mandarin, OMNI

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!

 

Posting for Mandarin speaking reporter to file for our National daily newscast. The candidate is required to research, develop ,write, and edit original stories. Someone who is proficient in Mandarin language and motivated and inspired by good television journalism and storytelling. The successful canadidate will also produce digital content as part of their reporting workflow. This is a maternity leave posting for 12 months. 

 

Are you in tune with what's important to the Chinese community in Canada?  Can you get the clips you need to report on relevant and engaging stories?  Is communicating on social media second nature to you?  If so, you might be the right person for us. 

 

OMNI is looking for a National Reporter (Mandarin) who is a passionate and reliable self-starter. You can work independently, but also as part of a diverse newsroom.  You will be responsible for working on stories both in the studio, and out in the field for multiple media platforms to research, write and report on stories for our National newscasts produced by Fairchild New Media. Our ideal candidate will be resourceful, and dedicated to delivering compelling, informative and relevant stories on multiple media platforms

 

What you will do: 

  • Research/write and reporting on a daily basis.
  • Be on top of all major news stories and cover breaking news stories
  • Build a strong network within the Chinese community partners
  • Liaise with other producer, and reporters and on a daily basis, as well as on next-day and longer-term editorial stories.
  • Attend daily content meetings and contribute to creative brainstorms on new news content.
  • May be required to help Focus community programming
  • Pitch, chase, write, research and present stories on-air for OMNI News Mandarin newscasts with an emphasis on content for the Chinese community    
  • Staying up-to-date on current events and issues important to the Chinese community with the goal of providing quick concise details of these stories on-air 
  • Use social media as a promotional platform to drive viewers to watch our news programs as well as a story-telling tool to engage our audience
  • Attend daily content and programming meetings as well as contribute to creative brainstorms on new content including branded content development   
  • Develop and maintain news contacts for interviews
  • Write compelling, accurate news copy for all platforms, including story leads, segment leads, bumpers and promos
  • 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 sourcing pictures and video for all platforms
  • Research and arrange interviews for news stories and shows when required
  • Back-fill for Anchor shifts as needed, and work multiple shifts including evenings and weekends

 

What you bring:

  • Must be fluent in Mandarin and be able to write/type in Simplified and/or Traditional Chinese characters
  • Minimum of 1-2 years broadcast experience in news
  • Strong on-air presentation skills, with an emphasis on live remote abilities and unscripted material
  • Familiarity with the culture, needs, and sensibilities of the Chinese community
  • Experience writing, editing, and conducting in-person interviews
  • Ability to react quickly, multi-task, handle situations, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Strong news judgment, good writing skills, knowledge of current events, and excellent communication and people skills
  • Self-starter, energetic, creative, detail-oriented, and a problem solver
  • Ability to make sense of complex news stories and the talent to write them in a fair, clear, concise, and lively manner
  • Must be able to take direction well and willing to adapt to rapidly changing technology and new online skills in a multi-faceted digital news operation
  • Possess a solid network of contacts within the Chinese community   
  • Active social media presence with a demonstrated ability to produce engaging content for social media users, including on Weibo, WeChat, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
  • Experience with Quantel Technology an asset   
  • Control room and field production experience an asset 
  • A broadcast journalism diploma or equivalent experience

 

Here’s what you can expect in return:

  • A competitive wage
  • A manager who deeply cares about your development and career at Rogers
  • A team that trusts and wants to win together
  • Your choice of hardware and software (iPhone or Android/Mac or PC etc.)
  • 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

 

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Is naturally curious and driven to win
  • Cares about people and the world around them
  • Has a digital-first and analytical mindset
  • Is a bold, strategic, creative thinker
  • Is passionate about media and advertising
  • Understands the challenges marketers are facing today
 
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: 12 Months
Work Location: 33 Dundas St. East (909), Toronto, ON 
Travel Requirements: None
Posting Category/Function: Broadcasting & News
Requisition ID: 247179
 
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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