12.10.2010 09:18 AM

Journalists, take note

I know that some Ottawa-based members of the commentariat like to take shots at QMI and Sun media, and that’s fine. A bit of competitive jousting is a good thing, even if some of it sounds bitchy sometimes.

But I wanted to draw your attention – and your CV, if relevant – to the fact that QMI and the Sun are engaged in the biggest hiring effort since Conrad Black created the Post, more than a decade ago.

Here’s a sampling of the stuff I’ve received in my inbox just this morning. There’s been even more help wanted notices in recent weeks and months, too. If you have the credentials, apply away. You can send your CV to Robert.frizzell@suntv.canoe.ca and/or resumes@suntv.canoe.ca. Good luck!

News Anchor
Location: Toronto
Reporting directly to the National News Director, the successful candidate will deliver the latest headlines, lead topical discussions and provide experienced and thoughtful analysis on the day’s most newsworthy issues.

Reporter
Position Locations: Toronto Sun, Ottawa Bureau, Vancouver 24 Hours, Calgary Sun, Montreal
The successful candidates will work in a competitive environment with a motivated team to deliver content for broadcast as well as print and other Quebecor media platforms.

Resource Coordinator
Location: Toronto
Reporting to the National Assignment Editor and ultimately to the Managing Editor of news programming the successful candidate will help direct the news gathering flow of a continuous and national news operation. Using existing and emerging video delivery systems the Resource Coordinator will ensure the prompt and efficient flow of information and content from multiple external sources to the central production centre in Toronto.

Senior Graphics Artist
Location: Toronto
The Senior Graphics Artist will conceptualize and create graphics for on-air use. Reporting to the Director of Technical Operations and working alongside the production staff and the rest of the graphics team, the Senior Graphics Artist will work to provide original and informative graphics to enhance the on-screen presentation.

Senior News Anchor
Location: Toronto
Reporting directly to the National News Director, the Sr. News Anchor will deliver the latest headlines, lead topical discussions and provide experienced and thoughtful analysis on the day’s most newsworthy issues.

Senior Weather Anchor
Location: Toronto
Reporting directly to the National News Director the Senior Weather Anchor will oversee all aspects of weather reporting including severe weather coverage, and will provide background on supplementary aspects such as environmental issues. This position will form part of the overall anchoring team and as such requires strong on-air presentation skills with an emphasis on live remote abilities and unscripted material.

8 Comments

  1. Bill says:

    Pass, I don’t fancy working for jerks.

  2. Francis says:

    Is there a position available as the guy who monitors the inbox where the daily Tory comms talking points are sent and then copies and pastes them onto the teleprompter?

  3. billg says:

    How is it Bill and Francis that you missed the point entirely?

  4. Can a weather anchor being a right wing extremist reformatory? I don’t know how that’s possible, actually.

  5. Rome says:

    I’ve been in that biz for many years, and it’s nice to see some jobs posted. It’s been cut, cut, cut for quite awhile.

    I hope they pay properly, and don’t take advantage of the job seekers (i.e. recent victims of lay-offs and freelancers).

    Historically, Sun Media has been a bunch of cheap-os.

    • JenS says:

      It really is good to see someone hiring. Pickings have been ever so slim out there for far too long, so as far as I’m concerned, any movement is good news.

      I’ve had lots of friends work for Sun Media, and they seem to be split on the experience: some loved it, others did not. It’s roughly the same split as I’ve seen with those who have worked for other companies, really.

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