Videojournalist (CBC North)

Full Time | Outer Nunavut Iqaluit, NUNAVUT TERRITORY | about 1 year | Deadline:
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Job Summary

Full Time

Job Description

Videojournalist (CBC North) - IQA00100
Job Family
  Programming (TV-Radio-Web)
Primary Location

Position Language Requirement  English Only
Language Skill Levels (Reading / Writing / Speaking)  - - -

Status of Employment  Permanent
Work schedule(s)  Full-time


What it’s like working at CBC/Radio-Canada
At CBC/Radio-Canada, we create content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms. Our successes and accomplishments are driven by embodying and upholding values, which include creativity, integrity, inclusiveness and relevance. 
Do you think you have the ability and drive to keep up with this exciting, ever-changing industry? Whether it be in front of the camera, on air, online or behind the scenes, you would be joining a team that thrives on making connections and telling stories that are important to Canadians.
Financial assistance is provided to help offset expenses related to relocation. In addition, allowances and provisions for employees working in isolated locations apply.
CBC Nunavut is looking for self-starters who love to tell stories... all kinds of stories. 
This is an excellent opportunity to find and tell the great stories of our region to a local and national audience.  
Your role:
We are seeking a strong storyteller. The successful candidate is a creative thinker who brings original ideas and treatments to the programs, and has demonstrated skills in news camerawork and editing.
You will operate as part of a program unit to research, gather, package and present media for CBC’s platforms including TV, radio and online. Work must adhere to CBC program policies and Journalistic Standards and Practices, but there is latitude for initiative, independent judgment and creativity. Working in a cross-cultural environment, you’ll be telling stories important to Inuit, northern Canadians, and the country. You will be required to work a variety of shifts, which may include weekends and evenings, often independently and without supervision. Close co-operation with the program unit is essential.
Key tasks:

  • Develops and maintains contacts with a variety of sources to ensure current knowledge of issues and events in the eastern Arctic. 
  • Gathers information from various sources. 
  • Analyses facts and information gathered and draws conclusions or raises issues requiring further investigation. 
  • Arranges for, conducts and records interviews. 
  • Gathers video and audio story elements that contribute to the focus and mood of the story. 
  • Operates broadcast equipment, ensuring optimal video, audio, and technical quality under prevailing conditions.
  • Takes still pictures as required. 
  • Writes stories for all media platforms including digital and social media.
  • Ensures that the material produced meet technical and aesthetic requirements. 
  • Edits recorded items for use on a variety of platforms — TV, radio, digital and social media.
  • Prepares and writes scripts, continuity and headlines. 
  • Drives a motor vehicle in the performance of the job. 
  • Contribute story ideas.
  • Operate other broadcast equipment as needed.
  • Perform routine minor maintenance on broadcast equipment.


We are looking for a candidate with the following: 

  • Graduation from University or Community College in a relevant course of study or an equivalent combination of education and media experience.
  • Good understanding of Inuit and northern culture.  Ability to work in Inuktitut is a definite asset. 
  • 5 years directly related experience. 
  • Experience using Avid editing systems.
  • Strong video camera skills.
  • Comfortable and dynamic on-air presence.
  • Excellent interviewing and storytelling skills. 
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely. 
  • Ability to generate original story ideas and creative treatments.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some overtime.
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure, tight deadline environment. 
  • Flexibility to work regularly for radio, TV, digital and social media.
  • Valid driver's license, passport and ability to travel. 
  • Highly creative imaginative, problem solver and motivated self-starter.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must possess a valid driver`s license as well as a driving record that meets the minimum requirements of CBC/Radio-Canada's insurance company.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.
CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster. For more information, visit the Talent and Diversity   section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to
If this sounds interesting, please apply online! We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Posting Date
  May 3, 2018, 6:46:59 PM
Unposting Date
  May 18, 2018, 2:59:00 AM

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