Editorial Assistant – Global News Edmonton

Website Corus Entertainment

Editorial Assistant – Global News Edmonton
5325 Allard Way NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 5B8, Canada ● Edmonton, AB, Canada Req #3300

Date Posted: Monday, September 11, 2023

Corus is a driving force in the media industry with a diverse portfolio of strong brands that entertain and inform audiences through great storytelling and compelling content, reaching millions of people around the world every day.

Our culture and our people are what make us, US.

We have a passion to connect with the world around us: to express, to share, to be part of people’s lives. Our award-winning culture is an expression of who we are, what we do, and how we thrive. Our values describe our culture in action. They outline how we achieve our goals, work together, engage with partners, and interact in our communities. At Corus, we Win Together, Think Beyond, Make it Happen, Learn Every Day and Show We Care.

Ready to join US?

Division: Global News Edmonton
Work Status: Full-Time
Location: Edmonton, AB (Onsite)

About the Role:

Global Edmonton is looking for a full-time Editorial Assistant to join their team. Reporting to the Managing Editor, the successful candidate would be responsible for providing support to the assignment desk, journalists, and other newsroom team members. The ideal candidate is a flexible multi-tasker and team-player with a positive attitude and a passion for news. This position may involve working a variety of shifts including early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed. This is a Group C position under the current collective agreement.

You will contribute by:

The following is a paraphrase of the primary functions but does not outline all the duties and responsibilities of the role:

  • Providing support to newsroom staff as directed.
  • Conducting research, chasing leads, fact-checking and updating editorial information.
  • Shot-listing interviews and elements for daily news stories.
  • Booking guests, assisting in ordering graphics and finding archive footage.
  • Assisting in breaking news situations by chasing information to support online and broadcast producers and reporters.
  • Helping to obtain permission to use pictures and video for all platforms during breaking news situations.
  • Monitoring wires, radio and social media for stories and breaking news.
  • Answering phone calls from the public and dealing with inquiries and news tips.
  • Participating in editorial meetings and pitching stories.
  • Performing other duties as required.

Skills and experience you will bring:

  • Post-secondary education (or equivalent experience) in Journalism or a related field.
  • Previous experience in a newsroom would be considered an asset.
  • Excellent people skills with the ability to work independently and cooperatively in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Motivated, independent, results-oriented, and professional.
  • Confident in chasing interviews, conducting research, and other news-related tasks.
  • Solid news judgment, with great research abilities and strong communication and news writing skills.
  • Proven ability to prioritize, multitask and meet tight deadlines.
  • Familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites.
  • Attentive to detail and committed to excellence.

Every day, we work hard to become an even more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace that supports the well-being of our people and makes a positive difference in our communities. Want to learn more? Have a look at our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan and Sustainability Report for more information on our approach to People, Planet and Responsibility.

We want our workforce to reflect the full diversity of communities across Canada.

We are committed to providing an accessible experience for candidates of all abilities.  Please let your recruiter or the hiring manager know if you require any adjustments throughout the recruitment process or email us in confidence at accessibility@corusent.com.

How to Apply:  If you’re interested in this role, click ‘apply now’.

Application Deadline: September 24, 2023

*No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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