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Reporter (Part-time Casual) – Punjabi
OMNI Television, Toronto, Ontario
Are you in tune with what's important to the Punjabi community in Canada? Can you get the clips you need to report on relevant and engaging stories? Is communicating on social media second nature to you? If so, you might be the right person for us.
We produce regional and national newscasts on OMNI Television across Canada, to deliver compelling multilingual relevant content to Canadians. As an experienced news and digital professional, you know what content our viewers want and how to deliver compelling stories. As a proven innovator, you know how to emphasize creativity over tradition.
OMNI is looking for a part-time Reporter (Punjabi) who is a passionate and reliable self-starter. You can work independently, but also as part of a diverse newsroom. You will be responsible for working on stories both in the studio, and out in the field for multiple media platforms.
Increase OMNI’s digital footprint by creating daily news content for OMNI’s digital platforms (website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, etc.), leverage our social media to increase brand awareness for OMNI, host weekly podcast (hosted on YouTube) and use social media as a promotional platform to increase digital presence and drive viewers to the channel
Pitch, chase, write, research and present compelling stories and segments on-air for the national and local newscasts with an emphasis on content for the South Asian community
Monitor all news sources and be on top of breaking news and developing situations and assist in breaking news coverage
Back-fill for Anchor shifts as needed, and work multiple shifts including evenings and weekends
Active social media presence with a demonstrated ability to produce engaging content for social media users, including on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube
Degree or Diploma in Digital Content Creation/Management or Broadcast Journalism or related field and/or equivalent experience an asset
Must be fluent in Punjabi, both reading, writing and speaking and familiarity with the culture, needs, and sensibilities of the South Asian community
Must be able to take direction well and willing to adapt to rapidly changing technology and new online skills in a multi-faceted digital news operation
Minimum of 1-2 years broadcast experience in news with strong news judgment, good writing skills, knowledge of current events, and excellent communication and people skills
Schedule: Part time
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 33 Dundas St. East (909), Toronto, ON
Travel Requirements: Up to 25%
Posting Category/Function: Broadcasting & Editorial
Requisition ID: 201966
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