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CAPE – Researcher, Assigned to Programming & Engagement – CBC New Brunswick

CAPE – Researcher, Assigned to Programming & Engagement – CBC New Brunswick

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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.

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2023-11-13 11:59 PM
Job title: CAPE – Researcher, Assigned to Programming and Engagement – CBC New Brunswick

This role described below is part of CBC’s CAPE program which is specifically for people with disabilities*. CAPE is a six-month paid placement program that aims to kick-start the careers of people with disabilities, eliminate barriers to employment, showcase individual talents and generate more discussion, learning and content related to disability, accessibility and inclusion.
The program will run from January 15 to June 28, 2024.

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 have no prior work experience with the CBC.
You must be able to work legally in Canada.
You must be available for the assigned workweek during the program, to be discussed during the interview process (up to 38.75 hours – some roles have more flexibility ).
*The Accessible Canada Act definition of disability:

“means any impairment, including a physical, mental, intellectual, cognitive, learning, communication or sensory impairment—or a functional limitation—whether permanent, temporary or episodic in nature, or evident or not, that, in interaction with a barrier, hinders a person’s full and equal participation in society.”

Please note by applying for this role you give consent to be recognized as a “CAPE participant” and identify as having a disability [no further information will be disclosed unless agreed to by the participant].

Your role and how you will make an impact:

Are you a curious and enthusiastic team player who is passionate about local news and current events, and is keen to learn more about your community?

CBC New Brunswick is looking for a researcher to join our newsroom to help support our programming and community engagement teams.

In this role, you will work closely with our journalists helping them find compelling stories, and assisting them to produce dynamic interviews and multi-platform content that spark meaningful conversations in our community and attract new audiences to CBC New Brunswick.

You will also participate in our community outreach and engagement initiatives in New Brunswick, helping to organize events, connect with audience members, and report out results and learnings to the larger team.

The successful candidate will be keen to grow and develop their journalistic skills in a busy, multi-platform daily newsroom, and will be passionate about learning new perspectives and championing stories and ideas from under-represented communities.

Key Tasks:

Pitch original story ideas and guest interviews for news and current affairs programming that deepen our community connections and elevate a range of voices
Help team members conduct pre-interviews, write scripts and gather audio/video content
Suggest interview questions and copy for hosts
Provide research and administrative support
Select audio and visual clips as required for other platforms
Help maintain contact databases and create briefing notes
Help with community outreach events and audience engagement
This is what you need to bring: 

Demonstrated experience working in journalism
Ability to generate strong, original story ideas
Experience conducting research, interviewing subjects, fact-checking and organizing and presenting information
An interest in news and a connection to the communities we serve in New Brunswick
A proven work ethic and a positive team-first attitude
Willingness to learn and tackle new tasks across all CBC platforms
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
Strong communication and interpersonal skills; a standout colleague
Knowledge of CBC’s Journalistic Standards and Practices
A strong desire to live and promote the values of diversity and an inclusive and respectful work culture
University degree in journalism or equivalent with a minimum of one year of relevant experience (or a comparable combination of education and experience)
Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

To Apply:

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.

If this sounds interesting, please apply online OR, if you have difficulty navigating the online format, please submit your:

cover letter, indicating the title of the position that you are applying for;
resume;
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 to the following email address: recruitment@cbc.ca
The deadline to apply is November 13 at 11:59 PM ET.  We thank all applicants for their interest and will contact each applicant about the status of their application when the interview process begins.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

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 recruitment@cbc.ca.

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.

To apply for this job please visit cbcrc.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com.

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