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1 Jun 2022

Full-Time Reporter/Editor assigned to CBC Indigenous (English Services) – OTT02555

CBC/Radio-Canada – Posted by Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Job Description



Reporter/Editor assigned to CBC Indigenous (English Services) – OTT02555

Job Family: Programming (TV-Radio-Web)

Primary Location:  Ottawa

Status of Employment: Permanent, Full-time


Work 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.


Your role

CBC Indigenous is a dynamic and creative online community that leverages technology and social media to engage and reflect diverse Indigenous audiences across the country and deepens understanding and conversation for all Canadians.

Our unit creates content for all CBC platforms including digital, social media, audio and video. Our unit also works collaboratively with CBC programs and units across the country, pitching stories, increasing awareness and understanding of Indigenous issues and working together to tell Indigenous stories.


The reporter/editor is dogged in generating story ideas, tracking down experts and storytellers and pitching stories.  As a reporter, you are a talented writer/storyteller, a strong critical thinker and have relevant experience in digital, radio or TV broadcasting.


As a reporter/editor, under the direction of the senior producer, you will perform reporting and editorial assignments which includes gathering, writing, editing and presentation of information.


Since the position is based in Ottawa, the candidate will also have an understanding in and connections to how Indigenous communities, the federal government and  related organizations intersect.


We are looking for a candidate with the following:

  • University or college degree in journalism or a related discipline or equivalent experience in media.
  • A deep knowledge and connection to Canada’s Indigenous communities.
  • Understanding of and connection to the workings of the federal government and related institutions
  • Demonstrated ability to research and gather information from a variety of sources.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide online and live on-air reports, debriefs, script clips, interviews and analysis of complex events.
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing for digital, radio and TV
  • Demonstrated digital skills including social media.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in a variety of presentation forms from concise news items to longer form journalism.
  • Ability to prepare and write scripts, headlines and items for documentaries and current affairs programs is an asset.
  • Ability to report for all media platforms is an asset.
  • At least 3 years experience in journalism.
  • Exceptional writing skills.
  • Ability to edit material for content and time.
  • Strong technical and production skills, and an aptitude for computer audio editing and mixing.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

Preference will be given to candidates with extensive cultural experience, connection and knowledge of Indigenous Communities.


All employees of CBC/Radio-Canada are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of December 1st 2021 unless exempted based on a medical/religious ground. As per this requirement, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to all employees. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify if you meet the conditions of employment, you will be asked to provide an attestation confirming your COVID-19 vaccination status.


If this sounds interesting, please click on ”Apply online”. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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 Diversity and Inclusion 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


You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website. All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment. We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest. In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 31 days.

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