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2 Jun 2022

Full-Time Senior Director, Newsgathering

CBC/ Radio-Canada – Posted by anne.masson Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

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

Reporting to the Executive Director of Newsgathering & Operations, the Senior Director of Newsgathering ensures the long-term achievement of CBC’s journalistic and audience objectives on all broadcast, digital, social and emerging platforms. The main focus of this cross-departmental role is the planning, direction and strategic oversight of domestic and international news.
Responsibilities include CBC’s world bureau and domestic operations, including major deployments, high-impact journalism, and the daily editorial agenda, all in service of the ongoing evolution of CBC’s editorial and audience strategy. You’ll work in lockstep with the senior directors of news programs and digital publishing to ensure the success of CBC’s biggest national news shows and digital platforms. The physical and mental wellbeing of employees involved in daily journalism is also a key responsibility of this role, and you’ll work closely when necessary with counterparts at Radio-Canada and CBC’s Crisis Management and Security team on world assignments.
This is a collaborative role. The Senior Director of Newsgathering will work with journalism leaders across Canada to help drive alignment, greater coordination and the transformation of assignment, newsgathering and technical production across CBC News, Current Affairs and Local. The job demands a creative, high-energy, and seasoned editorial leader with a track record of journalism that connects with Canadians. We seek a leader with integrity; someone committed to developing talent and who identifies as an ideas person editorially.

You are a transformational leader, manager and communicator who will help shape and implement strategy, and drive growth and engagement across CBC News content and products on all platforms.

Digital and broadcast craft knowledge is important. You understand technology trends and innovations in connecting with audiences as you lead the team that evolves our storytelling in multiple technological environments. You should understand the CBC mission, its programming, journalistic standards and practices, and demonstrate a commitment to public service journalism and what that encompasses in a digital age.

As Canada’s national public broadcaster, diversity shapes the content we deliver every day. CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to reflecting Canada’s diversity in its workforce, as well as across all of its platforms. You bring a distinctive life experience, perspective or expertise to the team that will enrich our journalism. You have a deep understanding and appreciation of diversity of perspective, opinion and experience, and champion inclusivity in the work environment and within the content we provide Canadians.

We are looking for a candidate with the following:
Minimum of 10 years related industry experience.
Strong journalistic experience and knowledge of digital and broadcast news, video and audio production in order to lead, develop, implement, and evaluate news programming on existing and emerging platforms.
Assignment, deployment and field experience are an asset.
Extensive experience working in a multi-platform environment.
Hands-on experience working in a programming and/or digital news environment.
Proven ability to work and drive success across departments in matrix organizations and manage relationships in a collaborative fashion
Demonstrated success in planning and developing long-range projects and initiatives, both in daily journalism and in strategy.
Proven track record in management, including experience with budgeting and human resources, and an ability to inspire and direct staff during periods of significant change.
Strong understanding of media trends and their implications for the future of CBC News, Current Affairs and Local
Cultural awareness and sensitivity.
The ability to contribute to the diversity of perspectives on the team. Experience mentoring emerging leaders is an asset.
High journalistic standards and ethics, with an understanding of industry best practices
Strong creative, communication and interpersonal skills to motivate journalism leaders as they develop ideas and find solutions to a variety of technical, resource and operational issues.
Proven ability to make executive-level decisions rapidly and frequently to tight deadlines.
Ability to handle constantly changing and multiple priorities while juggling tasks and/or projects.
Strong analytical skills to solve complex journalistic and operational issues.
Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal and negotiation skills. A considerable amount of conflict resolution skills utilized both within and outside the department.
Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

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.

Job Posting Date Jun 2, 2022, 9:04:33 AM
Unposting Date Jun 9, 2022, 11:59:00 PM

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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