The Canadian Press
|Co-Director - Broadcast News
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted: March 9, 2023
Deadline: April 10, 2023
The Canadian Press is looking for an experienced, passionate and creative broadcast journalist to help manage our hard-working broadcast team and grow the customer base for our top-notch audio products. The successful candidate will understand and embrace new forms of broadcast newsgathering and audio storytelling and have experience managing staff and inspiring them to try new things. Under the title Co-Director of Broadcast, the successful candidate would work alongside our current Director of Broadcast to supervise a team of studio editors, overnight editors and newscasters – some of the most recognizable voices in Canadian radio news. They will work closely with CP bureaus across the country to build a comprehensive audio file each day. Working with Sales and IT, they will also stay on top of emerging trends in the broadcast and digital news industry and cultivate opportunities for CP to broaden its audio client base. This position reports to the Editor-in-Chief and the Assistant Managing Editor.
- Brings fresh eyes to our broadcast workflows with a focus on how our existing processes can be modified to develop new products. Works with sales and marketing to deploy those new products.
- Schedules full-time and part-time staff to maintain a 24-hour operation while staying on budget.
- Works with bureau chiefs and news editors to co-ordinate their broadcast coverage of major daily news events
- Builds on already strong relationships with existing clients and reaches out to potential new clients; becomes an ambassador in the broadcast industry.
- Stays on top of cutting-edge broadcast trends and technology and works with assistant broadcast editor to make sure we are using top-notch tools of the trade.
- Attends the morning and afternoon news meetings and contributes ideas on how the top stories of the day can be told for a broadcast audience.
- Becomes a champion for the broadcast service within the company and bridges the gap between the broadcast service and other departments.
- Helps with the recruitment, hiring and training new staff and leads the performance appraisal process to ensure they continue to develop and grow within CP.
- Strong background in broadcast journalism including considerable experience as a manager or supervisor.
- Proven skills in using digital tools to gather news and tell stories in a variety of ways for a variety of platforms.
- Ability to work under intense deadline pressures.
- A team player who has proven leadership skills.
- Superb organizational and planning skills, specifically around managing a 24-hour schedule.
- An independent thinker who can bring new ideas to the broadcast service and encourage staff, through brainstorming and other means to be at their best.
- Capable of representing CP in a professional manner to clients and the broader public.
The Canadian Press is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for employees. Offers of employment are conditional upon the candidate providing proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of an upcoming appointment to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19, by the time of start date. The Company has an accommodation process in place to provide suitable accommodation to employees who are unable to obtain vaccines against COVID-19 for qualifying medical or religious exemptions.
The Canadian Press is committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment. As an equal-opportunity employer, The Canadian Press supports the goals of employment equity. The Canadian Press respects all diverse groups, including but not limited to women, Indigenous Peoples, members of visible minorities and people with disabilities.
Interested candidates can apply online here, or send resume and cover letter - stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board, to:
The Canadian Press
60 Adelaide St. E. Suite 1200
Web address: http://www.thecanadianpress.com/#openModal