Supervisor, Online Journalist - Global News Alberta

Calgary, AB, Canada Req #3010
Thursday, March 16, 2023

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Division: Global News Alberta

Work Status: Full-Time

Location: Calgary, AB (Hybrid)

About the Role:

Global News is looking for a full-time Supervisor, Online Journalist based out of Calgary to join their team. Reporting to the Digital Managing Editor, the successful candidate would supervise the online work of producers, journalists, and reporters in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge. This position will include a variety of shifts including daytime, evenings, weekends, and holidays. It is a hybrid position with some onsite and some work-from-home responsibilities. This is a Group H position under the current collective agreement.

You'll be working on things like:

  • Encourage, direct, and oversee the production and promotion of compelling online content.
  • Communicate, teach, track and model Global News’ best practices in digital journalism.
  • Mentor newer employees in best journalism and online practices including but not limited to CP Style and Global News Journalistic Principles and Practices.
  • Write, post and promote online content, including on-air appearances.
  • Champion online coverage at meetings and throughout the day to ensure digital platforms are prioritized. Report on top-performing content to help inform editorial decisions for all publishing platforms.
  • Develop and execute strategies to grow and engage our audience on and social media. Monitor real-time site performance and work with online staff to optimize.
  • Work with managing editors, news directors and others to implement a flexible workflow that supports multi-platform content production.
  • Work with managing editors and administrative support staff to schedule online journalists, ensuring region-wide coverage seven days a week.
  • Maintain regular contact with fellow Global News digital leaders and communicate key changes and improvements to staff and managers.
  • Participate in planning of special news, community and marketing events and projects. Support marketing with online and social efforts, as required.
  • Ensure all online stories are vetted for content, grammar and style. Work with managing editors to improve your own and your team’s writing skills.
  • Ensure local and wire content is posted and promoted in a timely fashion.
  • Oversee access to official accounts on social networks. Ensure content is promoted optimally.
  • Oversee viewer relations on social media. Resolve and respond to website user complaints and feedback.
  • Support advertising and sponsorship efforts, as required.

If you have the following...we want to hear from you!

  • Post-secondary education in journalism, communications or a related field
  • Minimum of 7 years experience in a major market online role.
  • Experience supervising or leading a team is required.
  • Editing experience is required
  • On-air experience is preferred.
  • Comprehensive understanding and extensive experience with WordPress.
  • Proficient in social media including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently, effectively, and cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Punctuality, promptness is required
  • Successful candidate must be able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • A positive, can-do attitude is essential.
  • Leadership training and coaching will be provided to the successful candidate.

Application Deadline: March 23, 2023

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*No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Other details

  • Job Family PD-Production
  • Job Function 02-Media/Communications Creative & Design
  • Pay Type Salary