Assignment Editor CTV News, Bell Media, Vancouver

Date: Jun 1, 2019

Location: Vancouver, BC, CA

Company: Bell

Req Id: 234410 

 

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.

 

Bell Media has an opportunity for an experienced Assignment Editor to join the leadership team at CTV News Vancouver. Reporting to the News Director, the successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional editorial skills in producing show content and interview segments.  We are looking for an innovative story chaser who is comfortable with both traditional broadcast and digital media.  You should be both a leader and a collaborative team player who thrives in the deadline driven world of TV news.  

 

Job Duties/Accountabilities:

•    Coordinate a team of multi-skilled journalists and other newsgathering personnel to cover breaking news and other stories for both daily newscasts and digital distribution
•    A strong collaborator who can lead and direct a diverse team of journalists
•    Respond to breaking news quickly and accurately
•    Monitor social media trends to chase breaking news and other potential stories
•    Be creative and forward thinking; take a proactive, hands-on approach
•    Maintain knowledgeable contacts in all fields 
•    Build and maintain relationships with vital sources and contacts
•    Assist with story research and investigation
•    Other duties as assigned

 

Critical Qualifications/Competencies:
•    Relevant degree / diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution
•    Minimum 5 years’ experience in a newsroom leadership role
•    A person who relentlessly pursues a story beyond the headline
•    A person who’s not afraid to push for answers
•    A person who won’t let a dead end stop them from producing a compelling story
•    A demonstrated interest in leading and mentoring others
•    Exceptional communication skills
•    Proven ability to work well in a team environment
•    Must be able to juggle multiple tasks and deliver under tight deadlines
•    Ability to be flexible in a changing work environment
•    Exceptional editorial knowledge and judgment
•    Strong working knowledge of Vancouver, the Lower Mainland and BC. 
•    Although this is principally a Monday to Friday role, availability to occasionally work evenings and weekends for special events is a must.  

 

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Bilingualism is an asset (English and French); adequate knowledge of French is required for positions in Quebec. 

 

Additional Information:

Position Type: Management 
Job Status: Regular - Full Time 
Job Location: Canada : British Columbia : Vancouver 
Application Deadline: 06/13/2019 

 

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: CanadaBCVancouver

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