News Reporter (Saskatoon, SK) Apply by: July 31, 2018
MBC Network Radio was established to inform, entertain and engage Saskatchewan’s Indigenous population in 1983 and now reaches almost everywhere in the province. We are looking for our next news reporter. This is a full-time position with benefits (100% company-paid). If you have a passion for current events and a desire to provide accurate, timely and relevant information, then this is the opportunity for you!
MBC is Saskatchewan’s Indigenous FM radio network and you can hear us in over 65 communities, including Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert, North Battleford, Yorkton, La Ronge and Meadow Lake. We are also online, all the time, at www.mbcradio.com. Saskatoon is Saskatchewan ’s largest city with a population of over 260,000. MBC is looking for someone who is versatile, professional and has great news sense.
Working from a home-based office, the Saskatoon news reporter would be required to:
Provide broadcast-ready and new (online) media written story submissions with audio clip segments and photos.
Ensure stories are factual, current and aired quickly and accurately.
Inform MBC’s News Director of any major breaking story.
Sourcing interesting story concepts and generating new story ideas each day.
Develop news (and occasionally sports) stories as assigned.
Be available to update MBC News online and social media feeds with the latest stories.
Conduct and edit audio news (and occasionally sports) interviews, write scripts and present the finished product in a timely and professional manner.
Cover local news (and occasionally sporting) events with reporting on the scene or live as needed.
Develop stories, investigating and researching a broad range of issues.
Be available for any major event at any time as determined by the News Director.
Prepare all submissions according to station format, style, content and philosophy.
Applicants must be professionally-trained in broadcasting and preferably possess at least one year of radio newsroom or related experience or hold a degree in journalism.
Exceptional written and oral communication and organization skills, including excellent knowledge of social media.
A strong sense of community news and local involvement.
Ability to work independently and efficiently to meet frequent deadlines.
Excellent computer proficiency with audio gathering and clip preparation/ editing capability with capacity to troubleshoot minor computer difficulties.
Must be a self-motivated, detail-oriented, energetic self-starter who can take direction.
Understanding of Indigenous culture and issues relevant to First Nations and Métis Peoples is an asset.
Excellent knowledge of local, regional and national news.
Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation for accessing newsmakers and attending events.
Please forward résumé, news script writing samples, current audio demo and at least two work-related references, in confidence to:
Director of Operations
Missinipi Broadcasting Corporation
P.O. Box 1529
La Ronge, SK S0J 1L0
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submission is July 31, 2018.
MBC Network Radio is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals.
**Only applicants considered for the position will be contacted**
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