From coast to coast, a job with CBC/Radio-Canada means engaging in an inspiring, entertaining, truly Canadian organization. Here's your chance to work for a world leader in public broadcasting and help us offer services and programming that reflect our myriad stories, cultures and heritages.
As a reporter, you will be required to write, copy and produce reports (live in-studio or in the field) for newscasts, news/information programs and the web in keeping with corporate standards and policies.
The successful candidate will be assigned to file to all three media lines (radio, television and web). He/she will be expected to work various shifts, including evenings and weekends. He/she would also need to be open to learning new technical skills, such as a videojournalism as the successful candidate may be called upon to backfill our videojournalists from time to time.
Among other things, the candidate will have to:
Keep up with current events by consulting various sources
Forge and maintain contact with different sources
Propose and receive topics for news stories, reports, interviews and projects
Research, gather, evaluate and verify all elements of the topic being covered
Plan reports around the story to be told. Conduct interviews, assess their relevance, and select the appropriate clips
Write scripts and intros for TV and radio
Present their stories live on air
Write content for the web
We are looking for a candidate with the following:
Bachelor's degree in journalism or a relevant field
Three (3) years' relevant journalism experience, ideally on all three platforms
Fluent in the working language (English)
Very good understanding of the other official language (French)
Extensive general knowledge
In-depth knowledge of current events, Montreal news and Quebec politics (from various sources)
Solid command of communication methods specific to the medium (Radio, TV or Web), as well as writing and interview techniques
Knowledge of CBC/Radio-Canada's
Journalistic Standards and Practices
Valid driver's license
Experience or proven ability in live reporting and in-studio presentation
Experience writing and packaging content for online publication an asset, including text, headlines, photos, captions and video
Experience in determining potential legal issues and journalistic policy violations
Knowledge of the news industry and best practices, CBC standards and social media an asset.
An aptitude for working with computers, technical equipment and software including Avid Newscutter, Dalet, Photoshop and FTP
Past experience as a videojournalist, an asset
Up-to-date contact network
Very good diction
Able to analyze, synthesize and think critically
Able to present topics clearly
Able to work well under pressure
All candidates must include a letter of interest detailing how their experience would be an asset to us, as well as what contribution they'd like to make. They should also submit a demo including their best radio or television packaged reports as well as live work. Photocopies or URLs of online writing samples also an asset.
Candidates may be subject to skills testing.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. CBC/Radio-Canada brings diverse regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of Canadians in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.
CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to reflecting the country's diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from people of any wealth of cultures, linguistic and ethnocultural communities, gender, sexual orientations, ages, religions and those with different abilities.
For more information, visit the Talent and Diversity section of our corporate website:
If this sounds interesting, we want to hear from you! We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.