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TV Host (1-year contract)

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TV Host (1-year contract) REF#: JG33559
TVO Media Education Group
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted: May 24, 2024
Deadline: June 15, 2024
Salary:

Description

  • Position: TV Host –For a weekly show about Misinformation, Disinformation, and Conspiracy Theories (One-year, full time contract position)
  • Division: Programming and Content
  • Reports To: Director of Program Development
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
  • Location: Toronto, Yonge & Eglinton (Hybrid Role)
TVO Media Education Group (TVO.me) is a social impact organization at the intersection of digital learning, journalism, and immersive storytelling. As creators of award-winning content, we are on a journey to build a more informed, knowledgeable, and educated Ontario. We are unapologetic about our purpose — everything we do is about inspiring learning that changes lives and enriches communities. That is our why.

A Culture of Inclusion and Belonging
At TVO we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring. We foster an environment where everyone is heard, feels valued and has an equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We are committed to learning, and we learn better together with a diverse team of employees that are respected, valued, and encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work every day. With this goal in mind, at TVO we celebrate individual differences, knowledge, self-expression, and talent. At TVO, we recognize the importance of using anti-oppression practices, both within our organization and in our content.

We encourage applications from those belonging to underrepresented groups as well as all other qualified candidates.

Who We Are
As part of an ambitious new strategic vision, TVO.me is transforming itself and the digital learning and media landscapes. We know we are a better organization when we honour our commitments, when we thrive with diverse voices, when we value bold thinking, and embrace change. We understand and celebrate that we are better together.

We are proud to be recognized for our work-life balance, mental health supports, company culture and flexibility. This is a testament to the impactful work we do for Ontarians every day. It is also a reflection of how quickly we have responded to employee feedback about how, when and where they want to work.

The opportunity
Are you passionate about debunking myths, unravelling conspiracies, and educating the public about the harmful and ever-changing landscape of misinformation and disinformation? Join our team as the host of an exciting new studio-based television show! As the face of the program, you’ll lead engaging discussions, interview experts and report on the world of misinformation and disinformation and its impact on society. We are seeking a charismatic, knowledgeable, and curious individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is dedicated to promoting truth and critical thinking.

How you will make an impact
  • Collaborate with the lead producer, executive producer and, other team members to identify compelling story segments.
  • Diligently research topics and fact check all content to ensure accuracy and credibility.
  • Write scripts that effectively communicate complex topics in an engaging and accessible manner.
  • Work closely with producers, and editors to develop innovative and highly visual ways to present accurate reports.
  • Record weekly segments that are instructive, entertaining, and engaging.
  • Conduct interviews with experts, panelists, and individuals impacted by misinformation, disinformation and conspiracies.
  • Stay up to date on the latest misinformation and disinformation stories, trends, and developments.
  • Develop strategies to promote media literacy and critical thinking among viewers.
  • Contribute to the planning, design, and organization of the program.
  • Curate and write content to maximize traffic on social media.
  • Foster a strong connection with our audience through social media engagement, and other platforms to foster discussion and feedback.
  • Participate in public and/or community relation activities to promote the program.

Qualifications

What you will bring to TVO
  • Previous experience as TV host, presenter, or similar role.
  • A natural charisma and on-camera presence that captivates audiences and instills trust and credibility.
  • Exceptional writing, interviewing, and communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex ideas in a clear and concise manner.
  • Strong research skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in fact-checking and verifying sources.
  • Media literacy expertise and a deep understanding of misinformation and disinformation tactics.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
  • Creative problem-solving skills and a passion for innovative storytelling.
  • A deep-seated commitment to uncovering truth and exposing deception, coupled with a deep sense of journalistic integrity.


To apply, please submit online here your resume, cover letter (stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board), and a portfolio showcasing your previous work in TV production and/or journalism. Additionally, include a brief statement outlining your approach to tackling misinformation and disinformation in the media. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

TVO.me & YOU
We are a learning organization. It is at the core of everything we do, and each individual at TVO.me invests deeply in our own learning while elevating each other’s knowledge, whether through peer-to-peer learning, workshops or lunch and learns.
At TVO.me, we roll up our sleeves every day, adapting to change, and working cross functionally with great teams and experts in their respective fields. Collaboration is the fuel of our organization and what enables our progress.

We would be thrilled to have you join us. We’re a tight-knit community – whether you are a rookie or a seasoned veteran, you will get to meet, work with, and be supported by diverse colleagues at all levels. Maybe you’ll even get to meet Polkaroo!

Come build with us.

TVO Media Education Group is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario, and is a registered charity supported by thousands of sponsors and donors. Find and follow us on: YouTube (@TVO), Twitter (@TVO), Facebook (@TVO), and Instagram (@WeAreTVO).

We invite you to submit your application by Friday, June 4, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. Not sure you have everything we’re asking for, but know you can make a big impact? Tell us your story and we will be happy to consider you.

To learn more about us and our culture, please visit us at https://tvo.me/work-with-us/ .

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process (e.g., including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms). If you are seeking accommodations during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so that appropriate arrangements can be made by sending your request to accommodations@tvo.org.




 
 

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