News Producer, Bell Media, CTV News, Vancouver, BC - Freelance, casual

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Date: Oct 4, 2018

Location: Vancouver, BC, CA

Company: Bell

Req Id: 214487 


Bell is a truly Canadian company with over 138 years of success. We are defined by the passion of our team members and their belief inour company’s vast potential.

To ensure we continue to be recognized as Canada’s leading communications company, we’re committed to finding and developing the next generation of leaders. This means creating best-in-class career and development opportunities for our employees.

If you’re passionate, driven and find yourself seeking interesting work, new challenges and continuous learning opportunities, then we want you to join our team.

Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital media, including CTV — Canada's #1 television network, and the country's most-watched specialty channels. It is a critical component of Bell’s commitment to leverage strategic investments in broadband networks to offer Canadians the best available content on any of the four screens they choose: television, smartphone, tablet and computer.


CTV News Vancouver has an opportunity for an experienced news producer to join our freelance team.  On a casual, on-call basis our freelance producers are responsible for end to end production of one of our newscasts.  Our freelance team members must be available for various shifts including early morning, evenings and weekends.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Organize, plan, and take various news program to air.
  • Participate in story development with editorial team
  • Work with reporters on scripting and report assembly.
  • Identify legal or ethical issues and seek guidance where necessary.
  • Involved with news storyline selection process.
  • Participate in planning and producing live special events including breaking news.
  • Vet rough cuts, fine cuts and script.
  • Participate in development and implementation of news formats and visual presentation as required.
  • Generate story ideas.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Degree in Journalism or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in television news production.
  • Experience in managing an editorial team.
  • Experience in developing and structuring news stories.
  • Experience in vetting scripts; strong news judgement.
  • Excellent knowledge of news and current affairs/
  • Demonstrated skills as a control room producer and leader.
  • Excellent organization skills, ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to write creatively
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work on a team and also be self-motivated.


Working Conditions

Working in fast-paced, high stress environment with deadlines, requiring quick decisions and ability to guide team in a professional manner through unforeseen circumstances.


Bilingualism is an asset (English and French)


Additional Information:

Position Type: Media - Freelancer
Job Location: Canada : British Columbia : Vancouver
Application Deadline: 10/20/2018

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


Bell is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where all employees and customers feel valued, respected, and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live and serve, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.


Created: CanadaBCVancouver

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