Journalist, CBC North Cree Team (English Services) in Montreal, Quebec


Position Title:

Journalist, CBC North Cree Team (English Services)

Status of Employment:


Position Language Requirement:


Language Skills:

English (First Official Language), English (Reading), English (Speaking), English (Writing)

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.

Unposting Date:

2024-04-18 11:59 PM

CBC North is looking for a journalist based out of the Montreal office to work on our weekly TV program, Maamuitaau .

Your role:

The journalist will work with a versatile team passionate about the language, culture and stories of the James Bay Cree. More specifically, the journalist will conduct interviews in Cree, transcribe recordings, write scripts, process sound and visual footage, and produce thorough, fact-checked, dynamic, compelling current affairs/news content for delivery across various platforms (TV, Digital). The journalist will present these stories on air in accordance with the Corporation’s Journalistic Standards and Practices.

For reference purposes, and at the time of this posting, the shift is Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm in the office.

Description of duties:

  • Be aware of and understand current events and stakeholders.

  • Be on time (for meetings, delivering scripts, making deadlines etc.)

  • Suggest story ideas/angles, and potential guests.

  • Research and review information, ideas, and audio files

  • Keep up with community contacts and various sources.

  • Recommend and select interviewees. Conduct pre-interviews. Prepare interview questions, approaches and scripts.

  • Conduct interviews in Cree, transcribe recordings, write scripts.

  • Process sound and visual footage

  • Follow up with the team before and during the program.

  • Suggest intros as needed.

  • Present said stories on air

  • Create and maintain files on upcoming stories.

  • Package content from said interviews for digital platforms

  • Record/edit voice-overs in Dalet

  • Work collaboratively with the team to ensure daily tasks are completed.

  • Carry out all other related tasks as needed.


We are looking for a candidate with the following:

  • A high school education or an acceptable combination of education and/or experience.

  • Relevant experience appropriate to television, community radio, current affairs or a newsroomenvironment.

  • Excellent general knowledge.

  • In-depth knowledge of current events as they relate to Cree communities, and the people living there.

  • Fluent in the working language (East Cree) and very good knowledge of English.

  • Knowledge of the French language would be considered an asset.

  • Knowledge of interview techniques and communications methods specific to TV as well as digital and radio.

  • Interest in honing skills related to digital journalism and open to learning newtechnology.

  • Strong familiarity with computers and social media.

  • Curious and engaging on-air personality and a strong affinity for and interest in theaudience.

  • Able to analyze, synthesize and think critically.

  • Able to work under pressure.

  • Leadership.

  • Willing to work flexible, irregular hours, depending on the assignment.

  • Availability to travel throughout Eeyou Istchee and beyond.

  • A valid driver’s license is an asset.

Candidates will be tested as follows:

  • Complete an assignment

  • Interview

Please include samples of your work.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster. For more information, visit the Diversity and Inclusion section ( of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to [email protected] .

You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website ( . All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment. We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest ( . In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest.

Primary Location:

1000, Rue Papineau, Montreal, Quebec, H2K 0C2

Number of Openings:


Work Schedule:

Full time

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