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On Air Contributor – On-Air Talent – Corus Entertainment – Vancouver, BC


Company: Corus Entertainment

Address: Vancouver, BC


  • Full Time

Corus Entertainment

Are you creative, dynamic and passionate? Do you like to think outside of the box and find new ways to achieve your goals? Corus Entertainment has an exciting opportunity for you. If you have a passion for excellence, and would like to work for Corus Entertainment, we encourage you to apply.

On-Air Contributor​

Division: 980 CKNW

Work Status: Full-time

Location: Vancouver

About the Role

Reporting to the Executive Producer and Senior Program Director, you will be responsible for producing dynamic, interesting and informative locally-focused content for 980 CKNW and nationally-focused content for 980 CKNW and its affiliates.

This position will require an individual with an insatiable curiosity to learn, a passion for current affairs and the ability to develop, produce and present entertaining and compelling talk radio segments.

This full-time role includes weekday responsibilities and weekend hosting responsibilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and develop original content for broadcast on CKNW’s weekday talkshows and other programs as needed
  • Provide an on-air presence on both talkshows (debriefs, montages, reports, investigative series etc.)
  • Develop stories for social and digital media audiences as well as broadcast
  • Prepare and host live, networked weekend late-night programs for 980 CKNW and its affiliates across Canada
  • Know what drives conversation and be a compelling storyteller
  • Fill-in hosting weekday talkshows as needed
  • Develop a comprehensive contact list and connections with the community
  • Collaborate with program hosts and producers on content and program support
  • Develop and contribute to breaking news and special programming
  • Editing of programming elements
  • Prepare background information for program hosts
  • Collaborate with other producers and hosts on story development and dialogue
  • Liaise with newsrooms and stay up to date on developing news stories
  • Update information on cknw.com and be proficient with social media
  • Participate in pre and post show production meetings
  • Practice ethical principles of journalism
  • Meet and exceed ratings expectations
  • Perform other duties as required

What We Need From You:

  • Proven record of on-air performance
  • Self-starting attitude and the initiative to execute fresh, compelling radio
  • News experience, preferably in radio
  • Tenacious approach in convincing guests and news makers to be part of programming
  • Excellent organizational, communication & interpersonal skills
  • Strong and solid interviewing skills
  • Ability to write for all media platforms
  • Comprehensive knowledge of local and national news events
  • Expertise in audio editing
  • Understanding of WordPress
  • A proficiency with social media
  • Creative, energetic, fun, outgoing, positive, friendly manner and team player

Why Corus?

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.

We have a passionate drive to connect with the world around us: to express, to share, to be part of people’s lives. Walk around our offices, our stations, our studios across the country and you’ll feel it. You’ll see it in action.

You’ll see it in the open communication and the approachability of our people. You’ll see it in our care for quality work and the interest in new, creative solutions. You’ll see it in how we work with external partners, and how we care about our communities. These are all core to the values we commit to living each and every day – Win Together, Think Beyond, Make It Happen, Learn Every Day, Show We Care. Our values describe what makes us pretty unique – and amazing – place to work.

At Corus we value and actively involve the full range of what makes people unique in order to create a strong and innovative company where amazing people thrive. A company where people have the full opportunity to show their unique value and develop their potential. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people of colour, people with disabilities, people from all gender and sexually diverse communities and people with intersectional identities.

Corus is also committed to providing accommodations throughout the interview and employment process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

How to Apply

If you’re interested in this role, click ‘apply now’.

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

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