Assignment Editor, OMNI Toronto

Rogers Communications

Rogers Communications

Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Are you ready to take your career to new heights and be a part of a dynamic team at Rogers Sports & Media? We believe in creativity, innovation, and collaboration in everything we do, and we are looking for people who share this mindset to join us. With a monthly reach of 30 million Canadians, you can help shape the future of sports, news, e-commerce, and entertainment. At Rogers, we value diversity and inclusivity and believe that every voice matters. Join us today and be a part of a team that is redefining the future of media.

OMNI Television, Canada’s only multilingual and multicultural television station is seeking a passionate, team-oriented and innovative FT Temporary Assignment Editor with a can-do attitude to support newsgathering for special projects and weekends in our Toronto, ON bureau. This is a year-long posting that will help support efforts in allocating resources and editorial focus on special projects and daily newsgathering. Please note this is a Full-time tempoary 1 year assingment opportunity.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong knowledge of daily national news and broader subjects that impact the communities we serve. You will be able to work as a team, mindful of the interests serving OMNI’s diverse communities. You will demonstrate sound editorial judgment and exceptional communication skills that will help produce lead-worthy content.

What you will do:

  • Work with producers/bureau managers to assign resources

  • Chase interviewees and provide guidance to ENG operators on editorial focus of assignments

  • Organize and book feeds

  • Support producers in allocation of resources for special series or presentations

  • Provide editorial insights to special series or presentations

  • Respond to breaking news quickly and accurately

  • Coordinate coverage or technical arrangements with other Rogers departments or broadcast partners on news stories, series, or specials

  • Liaise with reporters, editors, cameras, producers, on story updates and content gathered

  • Liaise with partners across Rogers Sports and Media

  • Grow and develop extensive network of contacts to support with newsgathering

  • Be plugged into social media trends and possess knowledge to use it when chasing potential stories

  • Respond to and chase news tips

  • Other duties as required

What you bring:

  • 3 years experience working in an editorial capacity in a newsroom

  • Field experience as a writer, reporter or producer not required but an asset

  • Superior communication, writing, organizational, time management and interpersonal skills

  • Proficient computer skills, including knowledge of newsroom computer software

  • Knowledge of Inception NRCS and Grass Valley edit an asset but not required

  • Degree or diploma in journalism or broadcasting (or equivalent experience)

  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and deliver under tight deadlines

  • A team-focused attitude

Schedule: Full time
Shift: Weekend
Length of Contract: 12 Months
Work Location: 33 Dundas St. East (909), Toronto, ON
Travel Requirements: None
Posting Category/Function: Broadcasting & News
Requisition ID: 297463

At Rogers, we believe the key to a strong business, is a diverse workforce where equity and inclusion are core to making everyone feel like they belong. We do this by embracing our diversity, celebrating our different perspectives, and working towards creating environments that empower our people to bring their whole selves to work. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential by removing any barriers for equal participation. We work with our candidates who are experiencing a disability throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Recruitment Process FAQ.

Successful candidates will be required to complete a background check as part of the hiring process.

Posting Notes: Rogers Sports & Media