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CAPE Researcher, Local News Vancouver (English Services) – CBC/Radio-Canada – Vancouver, BC


Company: CBC/Radio-Canada

Address: Vancouver, BC


  • Full Time

CBC/Radio-Canada

Job Family Programming (TV-Radio-Web)
Primary Location Vancouver
Position Language Requirement English Only
Language Skill Level (Reading) –
Language Skill Level (Writing) –
Language Skill Level (Speaking) –
Status of Employment Temporary
Work schedule(s) Full-time

Work at CBC/Radio-Canada
At CBC/Radio-Canada, we create content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms. Our successes and accomplishments are driven by embodying and upholding values, which include creativity, integrity, inclusiveness and relevance.
Do you think you have the ability and drive to keep up with this exciting, ever-changing industry? Whether it be in front of the camera, on air, online or behind the scenes, you would be joining a team that thrives on making connections and telling stories that are important to Canadians.
This role described below is part of CBC’s CAPE program which is specifically for people with disabilities*. CAPE is a twelve-week paid placement program that aims to kick-start the careers of people with disabilities, eliminate barriers to employment, and showcase the talents of this traditionally underrepresented group.
What do you need to be eligible?
  • You must self identify as a person with a disability*.
  • Please submit a one-page letter of interest describing:
    • why you think this program is right for you and;
    • what impact you think it could have on your career objectives.
  • You must be able to work legally in Canada.
  • The Employment Equity Act identifies and defines persons with disabilities as: a person with a long-term or recurring physical, mental, sensory, psychiatric or learning impairment who consider themselves to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of that impairment or who believe that an employer or potential employer is likely to consider them to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of that impairment, as well as individuals with functional limitations due to their impairment that have been accommodated in their current job or workplace.

Your role:
Do you love keeping up with news and current affairs? Do you love telling great stories, and finding unique individuals who can tell theirs to the CBC audience? Then this placement is for you!
In this role with CBC Vancouver you will work closely with our Assignment desk to help reporters and writers put together compelling content for all of our platforms – Digital, TV, Radio, and Social Media
As part of our team, you’ll play a key role in focusing on these three priorities outlined in our Local Services strategy:
Content: You will be part of ensuring that our stories are fair, balanced, accurate, and thoughtful, and resonate with the communities we serve. You will help further our original, enterprise and investigative storytelling and ensure we are talking about what matters most to people throughout Vancouver and the rest of the province. You’re innovative and will try new things, new workflows and new story treatments. You inspire others to do the same.
Community: As the industry shifts, local news and community storytelling is more important than ever. You will understand the diverse and changing population in British Columbia and the importance of reflecting all our communities in our content.
Culture: You live and promote the values of diversity and an inclusive and respectful work culture.

Key Tasks:
  • Keep up with current events and maintain contacts with various sources.
  • Screen public facing email account and public phone message system.
  • Add to and update the contact database.
  • Attend daily and weekly Assignment meetings.
  • Suggest story ideas/angles and potential guests.
  • Research, gather, assess and check information on stories covered.
  • Retrieve audio and visual clips as required.
  • Recommend and, if necessary, select interviewees.
  • Conduct pre-interviews.
  • Prepare and present written and oral research reports.
  • Inform newsroom staff of any event that may warrant a news bulletin.
  • Perform all other related duties as needed.

We are looking for a candidate with the following:
  • University degree or an acceptable combination of education and work experience equivalency
  • Extensive general knowledge – knowledge of Metro Vancouver issues an asset but not a requirement.
  • Very good knowledge of research tools and techniques.
  • Knowledge of CBC/Radio-Canada’s Journalistic Standards and Practices.
  • Ability to operate technical and computer equipment.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Keen interest in news and current affairs.
  • Can take direction and instruction.
  • An eye for detail: from copy editing to posting.
  • Vision, creativity, ability to think outside of the box when creating news content that engages the Metro Vancouver audience.
  • Desire to work within an organization with a mandate to uphold journalistic standards and practices.
  • An ability to work well with different teams, producers and senior stakeholders in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
  • Proven communication and interpersonal skills; loves working with a passionate team.
  • A combination of relevant experience and education equal to a degree and one-year of comparable experience.
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 [email protected]
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.
Job Posting Date Nov 16, 2020, 8:54:22 AM
Unposting Date Dec 1, 2020, 1:59:00 AM

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