City : Toronto, ON, CA
Category : News
Industry : Telecommunications
Employer : Rogers
Come play a key role in building the future of Sports & Media! Everyone wants to be part of a transformational team – and that’s exactly what we’re building at Rogers Sports & Media. A team that innovates and a team that wins.
At Rogers Sports & Media we are committed to creating and growing teams that are digital-first, fast-moving and bold-thinking and are focused on delivering impact with everything they do. Our impressive collection of assets includes media properties, sports teams, sports events & production, venues, e-commerce platforms and a close connection with our Connected Home and Wireless team. Collectively, we touch the lives of 30 million Canadians every month!
Not only is our business strong, but so is our culture. We genuinely care about each other and working in an environment that allows each of us to bring our best authentic selves to work. That starts with our firm commitment to a diverse, inclusive and safe workplace. We’re also dedicated to giving back by using our media megaphone to help Canadians who need it most. Our team is All IN on diversity and inclusion – find out more at www.allinforequity.ca.
Are you up for the challenge and the fun? If so, consider the following opportunity!
We’re looking for a part-time Associate Multi-Media Content Creator to shape and strengthen the CityNews brand as our news operations continue to transition to digital and we radically change the way we produce and tell our stories in order to better engage and build our audiences. This role will require regular and consistent shifts on the weekends and in the evenings.
The ideal candidate has competence in a number of the skills required to work in a modern, multi-platform, continuous news operation, and an aptitude and desire to learn more.
Writing, chasing, researching, producing, digital storytelling, pitching, interviewing, posting, basic shooting and desktop editing – you have, or with training are on your way to having, the ability to create journalistic content from the idea stage to publishing or broadcast.
You have a passion for local news, strong editorial judgement, and are looking for an opportunity to learn and grow while working alongside a talented, innovative and fun team of journalists.
What you will do...
- Working as part of a team, you will create fast-paced, compelling and informative news content for our digital properties and for broadcast on our television and radio news programs
- Coordinating and deploying newsroom and field resources to gather elements and create news content
- Performing various control room duties
- Pitching during daily creative brainstorms and story meetings.
- Emailing, calling and interviewing people as you chase, research, and create enterprise or breaking news content
- Creating innovative video content optimized for a digital audience
- Ensuring that content is factually and grammatically correct
What you will bring...
- Creative vision and keen editorial judgment
- Superior writing, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
- Shift work required (regular weekend and evenings)
- An appetite to learn and grow
Skills and Competencies...
This role is designed to build a newsroom staff that has the capability to respond to an ever-increasing appetite for continuous news on multiple platforms. The skills below are not an exhaustive list, nor is the expectation that the Associate Multi-Media Content Creator has competence in all of them. A solid grounding in a number of these skills, and a willingness and desire to learn more, is the expectation.
WRITING: Write breaking and enterprise news content for television, radio, and digital platforms. Proofread and copy-edit news content
RESEARCH/CHASE: Research, pitch and chase story ideas, including breaking news and enterprise news, including leads submitted by our audience. Pre-interview guests and arrange necessary resources for broadcast segments.
DIGITAL AND TELEVISION CMS KNOWLEDGE: Edit and publish digital content in our content management system (WordPress) and/or manage television content in our television content management system (Inception). In WordPress, this includes headlines and media, and ensuing our digital platforms and homepage are updated with the very latest local, national and international news stories, and that our pages and apps are optimized for reach and engagement. In Inception, this requires building lines in Inception Running Orders, inserting production cues, creating Xpression elements (keys/graphics), generating placeholders and ensuring broadcast elements have times (keys/durations) updated accordingly.
VIDEO EDITING: Visual editing skills (Grass Valley), including the ability to add keys and graphics prior to digital publishing. Independently create video content, from raw media to final product, with an ability to apply editorial judgment.
VIDEO/STILL PHOTOGRAPHY: Basic still and video photography skills, including the ability to add those photos and videos to digital and broadcast content.
VIDEO SUPPORT: Ability to perform various tasks related to the production of visual news, including scheduling content feeds, records and live streams; coordinating live hits in a control room; searching for visuals from various sources (CityNews archives, social media, licensed content providers.)
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Deploy and manage resources (field camera operator/editors, reporters etc.) for breaking and enterprise news, shifting those resources based on story tracking on social and other platforms.
DIGITAL PLATFORM PUBLISHING: Distribute and amplify content, including breaking news and push alerts, to our internal and external platforms, including Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Creating social media campaigns to promote stories/specials. This incorporates scheduling social posts but also understanding how/when the audience consumes content on various platforms.
LIVESTREAM: Initiate and manage live video streams on our internal and external platforms.
Here’s what you can expect in return:
- A manager who deeply cares about your development and long-term career at Rogers
- A team that trusts and wants to win together
- Smart and accomplished colleagues who are focused on both the “what” and the “how”
- Your choice of hardware and software (iPhone or Android/Mac or PC etc.)
Schedule: Part time
Length of Contract: No Selection
Work Location: 33 Dundas St. East (909), Toronto, ON
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Broadcasting & News
Requisition ID: 275145
What makes us different makes us stronger. Rogers has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. 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. At Rogers, we value the insights and innovation that diverse teams bring to work. We work with our candidates with disabilities 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 Rogers FAQ.
Posting Notes: Rogers Sports & Media