Media
Aug 4, 2022

Freelance Digital Writer-Producer (Politics), CTVNews.ca, Bell Media

Req Id: 383048 

 

At Bell, we do more than build world-class networks, develop innovative services and create original multiplatform media content - we advance how Canadians connect with each other and the world.

 

If you’re ready to bring game-changing ideas to life and join a community that values professional growth and employee wellness, we want you on the Bell team. 
 

The Bell Media team creates and delivers the best Canadian and international content across our digital media, television, radio, and out-of-home advertising platforms. We’re looking for innovative team players ready to take some of the most well-known entertainment brands in the country to the next level.

 

Job Duties / Accountabilities:
CTV News is looking for a digital journalist to join our parliamentary bureau to cover the federal political scene. If you thrive on breaking news, want to be on the leading edge of stories Canadians are talking about and work with a team of young, energetic writers, we want you to apply.

 

CTVNews.ca is a top news publisher, reaching one of the biggest audiences in Canada. You will be working alongside some of Canada's top award-winning journalists who cover the biggest stories in federal politics.


Responsibilities:    

  • Writing several news stories each day and updating them with the latest information from a variety of sources
  • Cover question period, committee hearings, political scrums, caucus meetings and political conventions
  • Pitching ideas, researching, conducting interviews for original reporting
  • Develop federal and provincial political sources, with the goal of breaking stories
  • Ensuring all copy published is free of typos and grammatical errors
  • Interpret a wide range of sources, including social posts, government statements, press releases and court rulings
  • Work closely with television and digital producers to extend general broadcast content on the website, and extend web-based content into the TV environment

 

Qualifications: 

  • Degree in Journalism 
  • 3+ years experience in a digital news environment, with some of that time spent covering federal politics
  • Must have strong editorial and news judgment, with an excellent command of the English language
  • Experience writing quick and accurate breaking news copy 
  • The ability to write engaging headlines that make readers want more
  • Familiarity with Canadian Press Style Guide and Canadian libel law
  • Ability to work under constant tight deadlines, with strong time management skills
  • Experience working in broadcast news, and in a digital newsroom environment, is an asset
  • An understanding of newsroom management systems (e.g. iNews, etc.) is an asset

 

 

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Adequate knowledge of French is required for positions in Quebec. 

 

Additional Information:

Position Type: Media - Freelancer 
Job Status: 
Temporary - Full time 
Job Location:
Canada : Ontario : Ottawa 
Flexible work profile:
Mobile
Application Deadline: 08/18/2022 

 

Please apply directly online to be considered for this role.  Applications through email will not be accepted.

 

At Bell, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible workplace where every team member feels valued, respected, and supported, and has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.

 

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. For a confidential inquiry, simply email your recruiter directly or recruitment@bell.ca to make arrangements. If you have questions regarding accessible employment at Bell please email our Diversity & Inclusion Team at inclusion@bell.ca.

 

Created: CanadaONBelleville

 

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