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Web Content Writer, Bell Media

Date: Jan 9, 2017

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Bell

Req Id: 154280 

 

Bell is a truly Canadian company with over 136 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: Web Journalist, News CP24, Bell Media

Status: Regular Full time

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Location: Toronto. ON

 

CP24.com is looking to grow its dynamic team of web journalists. We’re looking for an experienced writer who has a passion for digital journalism and who thrives in a live, breaking news environment. This new team member will have several years of experience writing the news, preferably for a reputable news organization, and will have a strong understanding of the demands of breaking news. Writing quickly and correctly is essential to the job as is a strong sense of news judgement.

 

A keen interest and proven experience in digital storytelling and social media awareness is also a must. A life in news demands some flexibility with scheduling.

 

Early mornings, and late-night shifts are typical. This position may require weekend work. Some of the responsibilities our new team member will have include:

 

  • Gathering elements from our live broadcast to help develop news stories for CP24.com
  • This will include writing, capturing and editing video, and using images that come into the newsroom.
  • Making calls, interviewing people and writing news stories for CP24.com
  • Monitoring the newswire
  • Monitoring and updating CP24’s social media network
  • Staying on top of digital storytelling trends.
  • Producing original content, story features, exclusive video, photo galleries, blogs etc.
  • Communicating and sharing information with the rest of the newsroom

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years experience writing news, preferably for online or newspaper.
  • A degree/diploma in journalism is strongly suggested
  • A highly developed editorial sense -- Must have strong news and editorial judgment, strong copy editing skills, clear and concise writing ability, have an excellent command of the English language, and an ability to write accurate and engaging headlines.
  • Must be familiar with Canadian Press Style Guide and Canadian libel law
  • Capable of turning complex issues into clear, concise copy under tremendous deadline pressures
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with a great respect for team work.
  • Able to handle a constant stream of internal and external communications
  • Knowledge of iNews, Photoshop and Polopoly would be an asset.
  • Experience in dealing with breaking news coverage

 

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Bilingualism is an asset (English and French)

 

Additional Information:

Position Type: Union
Job Location: Canada : Ontario : Toronto
Application Deadline: 01/18/2017
 

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.

 

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