Indigenous Journalist

Website Rogers Sports and Media

Indigenous Journalist

CityNews is seeking Indigenous journalists* to join an all-Indigenous news team spanning the country. Be part of an Indigenous-led team charting its own path and building something great!  

Working in our television newsrooms, you will bring an Indigenous lens to reporting on all local issues and topics, as well as focusing on storytelling related to Indigenous communities and peoples.  

Up for the challenge? If so, consider the following opportunity…  

*To be part of this team, you must be a member of one or more of the following three groups of Indigenous peoples: First Nations (status and non-status), Métis or Inuit.

Indigenous Journalist – CityNews  

What you will do/Your purpose…  

  • Generate story ideas and produce television news content for our newscasts and all-news streaming channels. 
  • Establish and/or maintain relationships with Indigenous communities and their peoples to find and tell stories that are important to those communities. 
  • Respond to local breaking news of all kinds, quickly and accurately. 
  • Work with local producers and editors, as well as other team members, to help produce episodes of the new CityNews prime time news specials.  
     

What you will bring…   

  • A passion for news and visual storytelling – understanding what makes a great story and knowing how to tell it. 
  • A keen interest in local news of all kinds, including spot news and breaking news. 
  • Strong experience in reporting on Indigenous issues and communities.  
  • A self-starter, willing to lead with curiosity and initiative. 
  • Ability to multi-task and deliver for multiple, daily online and broadcast deadlines.  
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends (as required).  
  • Valid driver’s licence and clean driving record required.  
      

Here’s what you can expect in return…  

  • A competitive salary and benefits which include access to our Employee Share Accumulation Program, Retirement Benefits, and a variety of other perks, including 50% off Rogers services and Blue Jays tickets.  
  • A company that is committed to the collective journey towards truth and reconciliation in meaningful ways, in partnership with Indigenous Peoples. Rogers Sports & Media has multi-platform potential to support the reclamation of language, history, and culture in support of individuality and authenticity. We are committed to partnership with Indigenous communities and our Indigenous team members on the collective journey of truth and reconciliation. Our news content will provide coverage of and information on issues of concern to Indigenous People and all Canadians including the history and legacy of residential schools and the reconciliation process. Our sport platforms will continue to highlight achievements and stories of Indigenous athletes. Our business platforms will continue to give Indigenous business owners greater opportunity. Learn more about our journey here. 

Additional supports for our Indigenous employees include, but are not limited to:  

  • Access to a formal Employee Family Assistance Plan   
  • Tax exemptions for First Nations living or working on reserve   
  • Traditional Indigenous Practice Leave   
  • A company that is part of the Progressive Aboriginal Relations certification program via Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business  
  • An executive leadership team that humbly supports a corporate journey toward truth & reconciliation  
  • An Indigenous Peoples Network – an internal support network for Indigenous employees and Indigenous cultural preservation  
  • Gord Downie-Chanie Wenjack Legacy Space Program   

Schedule: Full time
Shift: Variable
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 180 West 2nd Avenue (810), Vancouver, BC
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Broadcasting & On-Air Talent
Requisition ID: 290461

At Rogers, we believe the key to a strong business, is a diverse workforce where equity and inclusion are core to making everyone feel like they belong. We do this by embracing our diversity, celebrating our different perspectives, and working towards creating environments that empower our people to bring their whole selves to work. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential by removing any barriers for equal participation. We work with our candidates who are experiencing a disability throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Recruitment Process FAQ.  

Successful candidates will be required to complete a background check as part of the hiring process.

Posting Notes:  Rogers Sports & Media
 
Location:  Vancouver, BC, CA

Job Segment: Equity, Finance
 
Being a Rogers team member comes with some great perks & benefits including:

· Health & well-being benefits
· Donation matching
· Paid time off for volunteering
· Wealth Accumulation including: Pension plan & Employee stock options
· Generous employee discounts
· Leadership development, Mentorship, and Coaching programs

*available for full-time and part-time permanent employees, some restrictions apply

To apply for this job please visit jobs.rogers.com.