Multi-Platform Writer, CTV News, Bell Media

Date: Jun 15, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Bell

Req Id: 235480 

 

At Bell, we do more than build world-class networks, develop innovative services and create original multiplatform media content – we’re revolutionizing how Canadians communicate.
 

If you’re ready to bring game-changing ideas to life and join a community that values bold ideas, 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.

 

Position: Multi-Platform Writer – CTV News Toronto

 

CTV News Toronto is growing its team of journalists.  We are looking to hire an experienced writer who is excited about digital journalism and thrives in a live, breaking news environment.  Writing quickly and correctly is essential to the job, as is strong news judgement.  The successful candidate is fluent in social media and understands the power of video – working daily and hourly to generate original stories and accompanying content across all platforms.  We’re looking for innovative team players ready to take some of the most well-known news brands in the country to the next level.

 

Responsibilities:

  • The writer will be responsible for at least 5-7 news stories per day, updating them with the latest information
  • Pitch ideas for original reporting, with an eye for execution across multiple platforms
  • Ensure the accuracy, consistency and adherence to standards of all material on the website (headlines, photos, captions, video, etc.)
  • Work will include visualizations in infographics, maps, timelines and data journalism
  • Monitoring and publishing wires, while keeping SEO, keywords and social sharing top of mind
  • Broadcast writing
  • Non-linear video editing
  • Weekend and early morning/evening shifts as assigned
  • Participate in news editorial meetings
  • Keep on top of trends and the latest digital innovations


Qualifications:

  • Degree in Journalism
  • Must have an excellent command of the English language and an ability to write accurate and engaging headlines
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and maintain creativity in a high-pressure, deadline oriented environment
  • Must be familiar with Canadian Press Style Guide and Canadian libel law
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, Adobe Photoshop and other applications in the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience copy editing and proofreading written content
  • The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years' journalism experience in a digital news operation
  • Experience with video editing and television production is an asset
  • Familiarity with newsroom management systems (e.g.  iNews) and video encoding/format transferring is an asset
  • An understanding of Toronto and the GTA, their communities and politics
  • An attitude that acknowledges the news industry continues to evolve and a demonstrated buy-in of modern news gathering and delivery techniques
  • Portfolio of online journalism that includes samples of at least three items from the following: breaking news writing, political or business analysis, social breaking news, data visualization, interactive storytelling

 

Bilingualism is an asset (English and French).

 

Additional Information:

Position Type: Non Management 
Job Status: Regular - Full Time 
Job Location: Canada : Ontario : Toronto 
Application Deadline: 06/21/2019 

 

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: CanadaONToronto

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