CAPE - Researcher, assigned to The Early Edition (English Services) - VAN00980
Job Family: Programming (TV-Radio-Web)
Primary Location: Vancouver
Status of Employment: Temporary, Full-time
Deadline date: June 29, 2022
Job title: Researcher, assigned to The Early Edition
This role described below is part of CBC’s CAPE program which is specifically for people with disabilities*. CAPE is a six month paid placement program that aims to kick-start the careers of people with disabilities, eliminate barriers to employment, showcase individual talents and generate more discussion, learning and content related to disability, accessibility and inclusion.
The program will run from September 12th to February 24th, 2023.
What do you need to be eligible?
· You must self identify as a person with a disability*.
· Please submit a one-page letter of interest describing:
· why you think this program is right for you and;
· what impact you think it could have on your career objectives.
· You must have no prior work experience with the CBC.
· You must be able to work legally in Canada.
· You must be available for the assigned workweek during the program, to be discussed during the interview process (up to 38.75 hours).
The Employment Equity Act identifies and defines persons with disabilities as: a person with a long-term or recurring physical, mental, sensory, psychiatric or learning impairment who consider themselves to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of that impairment or who believe that an employer or potential employer is likely to consider them to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of that impairment, as well as individuals with functional limitations due to their impairment that have been accommodated in their current job or workplace.
Please note by applying for this role you give consent to be recognized as a “CAPE participant” and identify as having a disability [no further information will be disclosed unless agreed to by the participant].
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.
Do you love keeping up with current affairs? Do you love telling great stories, and finding unique individuals who can tell theirs to the CBC audience? Then this placement is for you!
In this role with CBC Vancouver you will work closely with one of our Current Affairs programs - The Early Edition - to put together compelling radio content that relies on the news of the day as well as interesting content you can’t find anywhere else.
· Keep up with current events and maintain contacts with various sources, as per the program's mandate.
· Add to and update the upcoming-event calendar and contact database.
· Attend show meetings.
· Suggest story ideas/angles and potential guests.
· Depending on the assignment, help script reports.
· Research, gather, assess and check information on stories covered.
· Select written, audio, or audiovisual documents.
· Retrieve audio and visual clips as required.
· Recommend and, if necessary, select interviewees.
· Conduct pre-interviews.
· Suggest interview questions, approaches and scripts.
· Prepare and present written and oral research reports.
· Suggest copy for the host.
· Follow up with collaborators throughout the production and broadcast stages on digital platforms.
· As needed, gather and sort comments from the public and prepare responses.
· Inform newsroom staff of any event that may warrant a news bulletin.
· Perform all other related duties as needed.