Digital Broadcast Journalist

Halifax, NS, Canada Req #1045
Friday, January 22, 2021
Are you creative, dynamic and passionate?  Do you like to think outside of the box and find new ways to achieve your goals?  Corus Entertainment has an exciting opportunity for you.  If you have a passion for excellence, and would like to work for Corus Entertainment, we encourage you to apply.

You’re a storyteller and multi-tasker. You can shoot, write, edit and report for television and online, and embrace an environment where you work as part of a team to meet daily deadlines. Ideally, you’ve been in the industry for 3-5 years.

We’re looking for a full-time Digital Broadcast Journalist with Global News in Halifax. This is a 14-month contract position. In this role, you’ll cover live and breaking daily news, along some enterprise, in-depth reporting and the occasional lighter story. You’ll be working with our News at 6 team, working a variety of shifts, including weekends.


The following is a paraphrase of the primary functions, but does not outline all of the duties and responsibilities that may be assigned to this position:

  • Initiate and develop story ideas through contact development, research and interviews;

  • Shoot, write, voice and edit news stories for broadcast;

  • Write and format stories for online;

  • Utilize new technology on a daily basis to provide video, stills and streaming video for online and broadcast;

  • Quickly respond to breaking news;

  • Curate sources and a broad range of contacts in the community;

  • Other duties as required

Required Skills, Experience & Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Diploma/Degree in journalism, radio/television broadcasting or equivalent;

  • Experience in television news reporting with extensive ENG experience, as well as smartphone newsgathering;

  • Proficient with non-linear editing;

  • Strong news judgment and writing abilities;

  • Strong on-air presentation;

  • Strong editorial, visual and communications skills;

  • Ability to go live from the field with strong presentation skills and clarity;

  • Ability to work well under pressure, in a deadline-driven workplace, with minimal supervision;

  • Excellent organizational skills;

  • Valid driver's license and a clear driving record;

  • Working knowledge of how major news organizations are employing a wide range of digital platforms and formats;

  • Willingness to adapt to rapidly changing technology and workflows as well as show a willingness to learn new online skills in a multi-faceted digital news operation;

  • Must be proficient in creating, curating and developing content using digital operating systems for multiple platforms.

Why Corus?

Corus is a driving force in the media industry with a diverse portfolio of strong brands that entertain and inform audiences through great storytelling and compelling content, reaching millions of people around the world every day. 

We have a passionate drive to connect with the world around us: to express, to share, to be part of people's lives. Walk around our offices, our stations, our studios across the country and you'll feel it. You'll see it in action. 

You'll see it in the open communication and the approachability of our people. You'll see it in our care for quality work and the interest in new, creative solutions. You'll see it in how we work with external partners, and how we care about our communities. These are all core to the values we commit to living each and every day - Win Together, Think Beyond, Make It Happen, Learn Every Day, Show We Care. Our values describe what makes us pretty unique - and amazing - place to work. 

At Corus we value and actively involve the full range of what makes people unique in order to create a strong and innovative company where amazing people thrive. A company where people have the full opportunity to show their unique value and develop their potential. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people of colour, people with disabilities, people from all gender and sexually diverse communities and people with intersectional identities.

Corus is also committed to providing accommodations throughout the interview and employment process.  If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

How to Apply

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now'.  
*No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Other details

  • Job Family TO-Technical Operations
  • Job Function 02-Media/Communications Creative & Design
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Halifax, NS, Canada