Career Opportunity: There is a full-time position available for a News Writer/Producer for on-line content in the News Department in Calgary, reporting to the News Director. The successful candidate will be a proven online journalist. He/she will work in an extremely competitive news market with a motivated team. Applicants will have a University Degree or equivalent post-secondary education in Journalism/Broadcasting. A minimum of 3 years experience in a television newsroom is required.
Date Job Posted: May 13, 2011

Imagine a world where you are connected to millions of people.  Where being connected means bringing dreams to life and where amazing things happen when we work together.  Just imagine what we could do!   Apply for a position with Shaw today and be part of something truly amazing.

Shaw is a family-oriented, Canadian owned business with over 12,000 employees across the country, providing services to more than 3.4 million customers with top quality cable TV, Internet, digital phone, direct-to-home satellite services, and programming including Global Television and 19 of the country’s most popular specialty channels.

Career Opportunity: There is a full-time position available for a News Writer/Producer for on-line content in the News Department in Calgary, reporting to the News Director.

The successful candidate will be a proven online journalist. He/she will work in an extremely competitive news market with a motivated team.

Responsibilities:

•Initiate, develop and implement market leading on-line editorial content
•Work with the news producers, anchors, reporters, and the assignment desk to create and coordinate on-air and online news coverage
•Present on-air and promotion of on-line content
•Post breaking news content, including video
•Monitoring and tracking progress of ongoing story assignments
•Site troubleshooting and overall maintenance of the high editorial standards
•Monitor news feeds/wire services and write news copy, newsbreaks and news updates

Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

•You are a proven self-starter with the ability to initiate and create innovative on-line content
•Possess a strong on-air presentation, able to report live within a newscast
•Possess strong news judgment, editorial and writing skills
•Possess strong computer skills, including editing and encoding and have a working understanding of DHTML, CSS and Java scripts
•Possess excellent communication and people skills
•Able to work to short deadlines
•Previous experience producing in a news environment would be considered a strong asset

Applicants will have a University Degree or equivalent post-secondary education in Journalism/Broadcasting. A minimum of 3 years experience in a television newsroom is required.

If you value a workplace that promotes accountability, exemplifies loyalty, never compromises integrity and has a strong social conscience then start your career with us by applying now.

Please send your resume to:

Jeffrey Bollenbach, News
Director/Station Manager, (quoting posting CICT-11-02-02)
Email: Jeffrey.bollenbach@globalnews.ca

This position requires the successful completion of a criminal and credit background check.

Application Deadline:  OPEN as of June 15, 2011