Managing editor, Digital publishing, CBC News (English Services) - #218164


Date: Aug 6, 2022
City: Toronto, ON
Contract type: Full time

Job Family Programming (TV-Radio-Web)

Primary Location Toronto

Position Language Requirement English Only

Language Skill Level (Reading)

Language Skill Level (Writing)

Language Skill Level (Speaking)

Status of Employment Permanent

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

Your role

Reporting to the Senior Director of Digital Publishing & Streaming, the Managing Editor of Digital Publishing ensures the daily and long-term achievement of CBC's journalistic and audience objectives on digital and social platforms. The main focus of this role is the planning, directing and overseeing of daily online journalistic programming, production, operations and business administration. Additionally, the Managing Editor supports the News leadership team in the development and creation of strategic plans for the digital news team

You bring a distinctive life experience, perspective or expertise that will enrich our digital content. You care about the people you work with and have a deep understanding and appreciation of diversity of perspective, opinion and experience, as well as a record of building an inclusive and respectful work culture.

As Canada’s national public broadcaster, diversity shapes the content we deliver every day. CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to reflecting Canada’s diversity in its workforce, as well as across all of its platforms

Key tasks

  • In conjunction with the CBC News senior leadership team, ensures digital and social news mission, goals and objectives are formulated, in place and being met, in line with CBC journalistic standards

  • Implements strategies that will broaden and grow audiences and define CBC News as the innovative digital news leader in Canada

  • Works with the digital leadership team to determine editorial priorities, to develop innovative content strategies around developing and upcoming stories, plan coverage of major events

  • Operationalize and execute on CBC’s strategic priorities around diversity and inclusion, the reflection of contemporary Canada and trusted journalism

  • Works closely with Managing Editors of the integrated multiplatform newsgathering operation and local markets across the country to develop and implement digital programming strategies around breaking news and feature coverage

  • Oversees special coverage and rollouts around digital content initiatives and original/investigative/enterprise journalism, ensuring they’re innovative and audience-focused

  • Reviews online and social media news content daily to make sure it meets editorial standards and targets

  • Ensures that a formal evaluation process is in place for journalistic programming and programming values

  • Ensures the development of cross-promotion and programming strategies and their implementation on digital platforms

  • Champions newsroom innovation in line with audience needs and expectations

  • In concert with the Senior Director of Digital Publishing & Streaming, is responsible for all editorial human resources, including overall management and engagement of staff, career development, hiring, training, communication, performance management and discipline

  • Works with the Senior Director of Digital Publishing & Streaming and finance personnel to ensure that budgets are properly prepared and adhered to, and costs are tracked and controlled

  • Maintains collaborative relationships with Local Services, newsgathering, The National, CBC News Network and Radio News, and Digital Programming and Business Development

  • Develops and maintains positive relationships and communicates with senior News management

We are looking for a candidate with the following:

  • Minimum of 8 years related industry experience

  • Strong journalistic experience and knowledge of digital news production in order to lead, develop, implement, and evaluate news programming.

  • Proven ability to set digital news strategy and create the conditions necessary for success

  • Strong understanding of media trends and their implications for CBC News’ future, including experience leading strategy around multi-platform journalism, social media and third-party distribution, and digital video

  • Demonstrable leadership and management skills and experience to inspire and direct staff during periods of significant change. An excellent leader of leaders

  • A demonstrated commitment to finding and developing diverse, non-traditional perspectives and staff

  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity

  • Ability to promote and contribute to the diversity of perspectives on the team

  • Strong creative skills to evaluate stories, develop content ideas, and find solutions to a variety of technical, resource and operational issues.

  • Proven ability to make decisions rapidly and frequently to tight deadlines

  • Ability to handle constantly changing and multiple priorities while juggling tasks and/or projects

  • Personnel management skills, incorporating a deft combination of directness and sensitivity

  • Strong analytical skills to solve complex journalistic and operational issues

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to be clear, concise, and precise on journalistic and programming matters

  • Strong financial skills

  • Ability to work without supervision

  • Knowledge of the law as it relates to broadcasting and journalism

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

Job Posting Date Aug 5, 2022, 12:38:04 PM

Unposting Date Aug 19, 2022, 10:59:00 PM

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