COMPETITION NUMBER 05/06 - 50
August 4, 2006
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
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.
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:
Manager of Labour Relations
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
339 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2C3
Fax: (204) 943-2368
E-Mail: [email protected]