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Casual Reporter/Editors

CBC North
August 23, 2021
Yellowknife, Whitehorse, Inuvik, Rankin Inlet, Iqaluit, Kuujjuaq,
Job Type


CBC North's team sometimes seeks candidates to fill upcoming positions. Submit your profile online and we'll put you in our candidate database, which we consult regularly to fill a variety of positions (short-term/on-call, temporary, permanent) in all areas of the North. You can update your online profile at any time. 

CBC North is focused on attracting a diversified talent pool and ensuring that diversity informs how it recruits and develops its workforce. For more information, visit the Diversity and Inclusion section of our website.

Please note that this is an anticipatory posting. Only successful candidates will be contacted in the event of a vacancy.

Your role
CBC North is looking for someone with a natural curiosity who loves to tell stories with compelling visuals, rich audio and great writing. The North is diverse and inclusive, a gold mine of interesting characters with stories that speak to the heart of our communities and cultures. It's a place of growth and change. We're seeing a rise in the rights and influence of indigenous peoples, emergent immigrant communities and a major transition in the territorial economy. There are opportunities to learn, travel and build a career in the North. Join the team that serves the North as the people's broadcaster and leads the way in digital storytelling.
CBC is reinvesting in the regions by creating new positions across Canada as part of our digital strategy. Come join us on this exciting challenge to explore new ways of telling stories and diving deep into how media is created, transmitted and consumed.
As a Reporter/Editor, your primary objective is to perform reporting and editorial assignments related to the gathering, writing and presentation of program material for all three of our media platforms: Radio, Television and the Web.
You will develop and maintain contact with a variety of sources as well as work in close co-operation with your program unit. You will have demonstrated success in your role by gathering and reporting information from various sources, conducting an analysis of the facts and information gathered, drawing conclusions or raising issues requiring further investigation, and contributing ideas, written scripts, and program content.
You will also, as required, critically edit material written by others, present information and/or analysis on air in a variety of formats, and perform other production or administrative tasks associated with the smooth functioning of the newsroom, program unit or station. Your work will be governed by CBC's journalistic and broadcasting policy and protocols.
In this role, you will ensure that all CBC journalistic standards are met and that our stories are fair, balanced, accurate, thoughtful, immediate and resonate with the communities we serve. You’re innovative and will champion new story treatments and new workflows, and will help create a diverse range of content on our radio, television, digital and social platforms. You’re not afraid to take creative risks, and you inspire others to do the same.
As the industry shifts, local news and community storytelling is more important than ever. You will understand the diverse and changing population across the North and the importance of reflecting all our communities in our content.
You live and promote an inclusive and respectful work culture. You have a solid understanding of the diverse culture of northern Canada.


We are looking for a candidate with the following:
  • A strong, demonstrated understanding of the North and pan-Northern political and cultural landscape.
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills: must be a team player.
  • Must be able to solve problems independently and in-group discussions (openness to new ideas and approaches).
  • Initiative, flexibility, creativity and curiosity.
  • Working knowledge of digital news including social media, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), story analytics, storytelling styles.
  • Demonstrated ability to use social media and other resources to build contacts and sources.
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to handle a variety of functions quickly and efficiently and meet multiple deadlines and handle multiple story chases.
  • Must be capable of original and creative thought in the production of news for online, radio, and social media skills.
  • Experience in booking interview guests, developing lines of questioning, writing focused introductions and preparing and writing tape segments.
  • Ability to interact with the public on the phone and in person.
  • Ability to travel within Northern Canada on assignment.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and overtime, is required.
  • University degree or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years' relevant experience during which the candidate would gain exposure to journalism, computers, social media and the technology of radio or television broadcasting preferred.
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

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.

Wherever in the wording of the job description either gender is used, it shall be understood to include all genders.

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