COMPETITION NUMBER 05/06 - 50                            

August 4, 2006


POSTING

Video Journalist (VJ) - Edmonton

 

APTN National News/Current Affairs has a career opportunity for an

experienced, local, individual who will be responsible for submitting

daily stories for APTN National News by gathering, writing and packaging reports to the Winnipeg Production Centre on time and within budget.**

 

*Key Responsibilities: *

 

ˇ         Writing, shooting, editing and delivering stories, copy and

other news items for broadcast on APTN National News/Current Affairs

 

ˇ         Provide daily story ideas, receive assignments and evaluate leads.

 

ˇ         Gather, research and verify information for story content.

 

ˇ         Shoot video and edit packs for same day delivery.

 

ˇ         Appear on camera when conducting interviews; do stand-ups and narration; give live reports from the site of events; and write stories, intros, and extros

 

 

*Requirements: *

 

ˇ         Minimum of 2 years experience in meeting the deadlines of

daily news in television

 

ˇ         A journalism degree, certificate or equivalent experience

 

ˇ         As an on-air representative of Canada's Aboriginal peoples -

must be of First Nations, Métis or Inuit ancestry

 

ˇ         Must be able to articulate social, economic and cultural

issues relevant to Aboriginal communities

 

ˇ         Team player: reliable, responsible, and take pride in your work

 

ˇ         A valid driver's license is required

 

As this position is part of a bargaining unit, the successful candidate will operate under the collective agreement with the Canadian Media Guild.

 

All applicants are welcome, however, as this is a local hire there will

be no relocation costs provided.

 

Remuneration:  DOQ/DOE

 

 

Please provide a demo tape of you delivering a newscast, a paragraph

stating how you would focus and visualize a current Aboriginal story of

your choice, and your resume quoting the competition number, in

confidence by 3 p.m. (CST), Friday, August 18, 2006, to:

 

Mary Lavigne

Manager of Labour Relations

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

339 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB  R3B 2C3

Fax:  (204) 943-2368

E-Mail: [email protected]