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Assignment Editor, CTV Kitchener, Bell Media

Date: Jul 12, 2017

Location: Kitchener, ON, CA

Company: Bell

Req Id: 170135 


Bell is a truly Canadian company with over 137 years of success. We are defined by the passion of our team members and their belief in our 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.


Position: Assignment Editor, Bell Media, Unifor 712M

Location: 864 King St W, Kitchener (Ontario)

Salary: Group 7 - Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week. Overtime as required based on operational needs. May include working nights, weekends and holidays.



  • Working as a member of the newsroom leadership team
  • Schedule staff in accordance with the Collective Agreement
  • Responsible for proposing, developing, selecting and assigning news stories
  • Research, write, conduct interviews, select clips, produce news stories
  • Communicate effectively with community members and media relations officials
  • Coordinate movement of Videographers, Multi-media Journalists and Technical operators
  • Oversee assignments and workflow for future stories
  • Backfill producer
  • Communicate effectively with production team (producer, anchor, director)
  • Plan and write daily news promos
  • Coordinate news gathering requirements in conjunction with CTV Network and other BellMedia platforms
  • Write web copy and social media content for CTV
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Post-secondary education in Journalism, communications or equivalent and at least 5 years’ experience in a newsroom
  • Excellent knowledge of local news and current affairs
  • Proven sound editorial judgment
  • Demonstrated ability to originate coverage on developing news stories and features
  • Minimum 3 years’ field experience in television journalism
  • Minimum 1 year experience as a producer
  • Minimum 1 year experience working in a leadership role in a newsroom environment
  • A track record for outstanding, concise communication and direct coaching skills in a fast-paced environment
  • Forward thinking, a creative and open-minded problem solver with experience maximizing the best use of the company’s resources
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Strong team leader with effective people and motivational skills and a demonstrated record of success supervising staff
  • Practical working knowledge of Microsoft Office and iNEWS






Bilingualism is an asset (English and French)


Additional Information:

Position Type: Union
Job Location: Canada : Ontario : Kitchener || Canada : Ontario : Waterloo
Application Deadline: 07/26/2017

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: CanadaONKitchener

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