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13 Jul 2022

Temporary Social Media Editor (English Services) – VAN00983

CBC/Radio-Canada – Posted by dgrandilli@cegid.com Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Job Description



Social Media Editor (English Services) – VAN00983

Job Family: Programming (TV-Radio-Web)

Primary Location: Vancouver

Status of Employment: Temporary, 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.


Temporary full time until June 2023.


Your role

Working with a talented team of journalists and programmers, you will help guide our social media strategy that places a strong emphasis on understanding and engaging younger, diverse audiences.


We’re looking for someone with exceptional organizational skills, an innovative and highly collaborative mindset and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Exceptional writing, communication and interpersonal skills are essential.


You will take the initiative and show independent judgement guided by the public broadcaster’s journalistic and programming standards.


Your responsibilities:

  • Connects with local communities in constructive conversations, reaching and engaging with audiences in social spaces, prioritizing meaningful and positive conversations and reflections of local communities.
  • Reflects the diversity of contemporary British Columbia through thoughtful and deliberate curation of local content, prioritizing quality over quantity.
  • Jointly with internal partners, manages social accounts.
  • Curates social feeds. Writes, edits, packages and publishes content for presentation in social platforms in a clear and concise manner. Optimizes content for various social media platforms.
  • Selects and edits photos, video and/or audio clips for social media.
  • As required, re-packages information from various sources to make it engaging on social media platforms.
  • Monitors social platforms for trending stories and community reaction. Shares and advocates for these stories within the newsroom.
  • Solicits, coordinates and verifies local User Generated Content (UGC) on behalf of the station.
  • Supports CBC staff with their understanding of the importance of social media.
  • Ensures we are up-to-date on the latest social media trends and research.
  • Collaborates with teams and individual staff within the station and across the country to find innovative ways to reach and grow audiences.
  • Participates in public and/or community relations activities as appropriate, to program(s) and/or the corporation.


We are looking for a candidate with the following:

  • Three to four years of directly-related experience that includes proven knowledge of social engagement, online content curation and digital news media.
  • Strong knowledge of news on social media, including emerging social platforms.
  • Ability to identify which stories belong on social media and the best treatment for each social platform.
  • Proficiency in how to best use video, photos, text and other tools to enhance social posts. Your thinking is audience-focused first.
  • Deep understanding of social analytics and ability to direct social media efforts in response to metrics, audience targeting.
  • Ability to effectively navigate challenging conversations and trolling.
  • Collaborative team player, good communicator. Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Openness to diverse perspectives and ideas, and differing points of view.
  • Ability to take direction and work with tight deadlines.
  • Must be innovative and creative. You are comfortable with change.
  • Journalistic rigour.
  • University degree or equivalent.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.


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 re*********@cb*.ca


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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How to Apply

Please apply online at: https://rita.illicohodes.com/go/62cd7c42242c1938524758a7/618a8c90d6d56cf54a9da7c9/en

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