Your roleCBC Sudbury and CBC Thunder Bay are looking for a dynamic new Host for Up North, a regional afternoon current affairs program based in Sudbury and broadcasting to northern Ontario audiences.
You are an insatiably curious, deeply experienced journalist with a passion for drawing information, stories and accountability out of interview subjects on a daily basis.
You are passionate about northern communities, their diverse people, including Indigenous communities throughout the region.
You have a strong desire to give listeners knowledge, insight and confidence to understand news of the day and broader issues that influence northern Ontario’s place in the country.
You are a well-read, strong writer with an eclectic range of interests in topics both local and beyond from politics to social issues to business, Indigenous relations, pop culture, science and environment and everything in between.
As an interviewer, you are an active listener who seeks clarity and understanding, anticipating what the audience needs and wants to know.
You have an ability to be a leader in upholding and demonstrating the highest of CBC’s journalistic standards and practices on the program and within the department.
You bring curiosity but also something beyond a demonstrated openness to diverse perspectives and ideas as well as an understanding that using a full range of tones, including humour, is key to strong radio current affairs programming.
You are enthusiastic about experimenting with talk formats, including taking risks with innovative treatments of topics for both radio and our digital platforms, including on demand audio, CBC apps, and social streams.
You are a natural storyteller with a proven ability to discover and bring to life in the field and in the studio people and issues that reflect northern Ontario today.
You will play a key role in helping us connect with, and grow, new audiences through the range of stories and perspectives presented on the program, as well as through regular outreach and public events, including remote broadcasts.
You are familiar with all digital forms of storytelling, including podcasting, and you fully embrace social and digital media.
You also live and promote the values of an inclusive and respectful work culture. You will play an integral role in the Local Services strategy with a focus on three priorities : Content : In this role, you will ensure that all CBC journalistic standards are met and that Up North is a journalistic leader in the northern market.
You will be committed to journalism that is fair, balanced, accurate, thoughtful, immediate and resonates with the communities we serve.
You will further our original, enterprise and investigative storytelling and ensure we are talking about what matters most to people in the region.
You’re innovative and will champion new story treatments, a diverse range of content on our digital and social platforms and new workflows.
You inspire others to do the same. You’re not afraid to take creative risks. Community : As the industry shifts, local news and community storytelling is more important than ever.
You are passionate about bringing people together the best thinkers, dreamers, creators, disrupters, challengers and unheard voices.
You will understand the diverse and changing population across northern Ontario and the importance of reflecting all our communities in our content.
You understand that connecting with the community whether it’s at public events or a more casual encounter is a way for you to more deeply understand the audiences we serve.
Culture : You promote an inclusive work culture based on respect, understanding and integrity. You give and receive frequent developmental feedback and coaching, helping to create an environment where the team can do their best work.
You have a deep understanding of the diverse cultures in the region, including the many Indigenous communities we serve.
Please note that this is a full time, one year contract position subject to review and renewal. Key Tasks :
We are looking for a candidate with the following :
Please provide a cover letter and samples of on-air work. May be subject to an audition in English and knowledge testing.
Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.