February  16, 2020
  New Media





Reporter - CityNews Toronto

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Reporter - CityNews Toronto REF#: JG30902
Rogers Communications
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted: January 21, 2020


CityNews is looking for a next-level journalist for a 12 month contract who isn’t afraid to ditch traditional storytelling methods.  Reporting to the News Director, the successful candidate will create innovative multi-platform local news content.
This position is one of a large number that have been created especially to produce in-depth analysis and enterprise/investigative content as part of a multi-city initiative for 2020.  The positions are temporary because there is an experimental aspect to this initiative.  The company’s goal is to produce documentaries on important issues, which will also add to the strength of the CityNews teams and our daily news coverage.  Successful candidates will fit in well with our emphasis on diverse, creative teams who create innovative news content aimed at young, urban audiences. 
*A link to your demo is required with your application.*
  • Generates compelling original story ideas and knowledgeable contacts
  • Generates compelling multi-platform content
  • Gathers and verifies factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research
  • Screens, selects and edits material from internal and external sources 
  • Writes engaging, relevant and concise news stories under tight deadlines according to prescribed editorial style and format standards
  • Presents scripted and unscripted content live on-air and on other media platforms from remote locations
  • Responds to breaking news situations quickly and accurately
  • Fluent in social media trends with active accounts
  • A desire to learn other roles throughout Rogers Media


  • Minimum of 5 years proven experience generating powerful, credible original content
  • Relevant degree / diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • A person who relentlessly pursues a story beyond the headline
  • A person who’s not afraid to question authority to push for transparency
  • A person who truly understands multi-platform coverage and doesn’t feel bound by the confines of a typical television reporter package
  • A person who won’t let a dead end stop them from producing compelling content
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven ability to work well in a team environment
  • Must be able to multi-task and deliver under tight deadlines
  • Ability to be flexible in a changing work environment
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends

*A link to your demo is required with your application.*
Please send a cover letter stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Board and resume to: 

Jay Baldonado
Rogers Communications
33 Dundas St. East
Toronto , Ontario
M5B 1B8 ,

E-mail: jay.baldonado@rci.rogers.com
Web address: http://jobs.rogers.com
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