News Director, NEWS 1130

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Date: Jan 11, 2018

Location: Vancouver, BC, CA, V5Z 4J6

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News Director, NEWS 1130

 

NEWS 1130 is seeking a News Director to motivate and lead a team of media professionals.  Reporting to the National Format Director, News,  this individual will use their experience, enthusiasm and vision to develop innovative and compelling news programming that is relevant to BC listeners in the changing media environment.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute programming strategies and initiatives to deliver ratings and revenue
  • Guide the editorial direction of news content on a daily basis
  • Ensure content is credible, creative and consistent
  • Understand the overall news vision and implement strategic and tactical plans
  • Expand and extend station brand across all platforms including web, social and video
  • Develop synergies with other Rogers properties including CITY, OMNI, Sportsnet, radio and publishing
  • Manage a news team including coaching and feedback using one on ones and ongoing performance reviews
  • Evolve and maintain an assignment system to organize and co-ordinate news ensuring priority stories receive prominent coverage
  • Recruit and retain talented employees
  • Manage and administrate daily tasks in the newsroom including shift and vacation scheduling
  • Maintain a positive culture in the newsroom

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 years in radio news or a related field
  • Minimum 3 years in management or supervisory role
  • Highly effective leader able to rally a diverse group of individuals toward a common cause
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with excellent editorial judgment
  • Strong multi-tasking skills, ability to work well under deadline pressure while balancing demands from multiple properties
  • Computer and social media competency a must; BURLI News software experience an asset
  • A degree or diploma from a Broadcast Journalism program or related experience
 
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 2440 Ash St (094), Vancouver, BC 
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Broadcasting & Programming
Requisition ID: 114044
 
WHY ROGERS?
 
As a proud Canadian company, we're dedicated to making things easier for our customers. We’ve been embracing and leading change for over 50-years, and we’ll continue to seek out new opportunities to bring our customers simple solutions for today and tomorrow.
 
We recognize that success is determined by the strength and diversity of our people. We work together because we want to win together, and these five shared values guide and define our work:
 
  1. Simplify and innovate
  2. Take ownership of the what and the how
  3. Equip people to succeed
  4. Execute with discipline and pride
  5. Talk straight, build trust, and over deliver
 
Why Rogers?  Because your tomorrow inspires our 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 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.
 
Posting Notes:  Media || Canada (CA) || BC || Vancouver || None ||

 

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