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.
Calling all students and recent graduates! CBC Edmonton is looking for candidates for its 2022 summer scholarship program. Over the course of 13 weeks, up to three aspiring journalists will get valuable hands-on experience in a daily multi-platform newsroom.
We have two potential streams:
News and current affairs: In this stream, you will split your time between working as a multi-platform reporter (digital, radio and television) and an associate producer in current affairs radio. You will be expected to pitch and chase original story ideas, write and package stories, prepare broadcast scripts, gather and edit audio, research and conduct interviews. This stream is suitable for candidates with journalism training who are interested in a career primarily in reporting or producing.
Visual storytelling: In this stream, you will work with our visuals teams who create content for our TV news programs as well as digital platforms and social channels. You will be expected to pitch and chase original story ideas, prepare broadcast scripts, shoot and edit video, and research and conduct interviews. This stream is suitable for candidates with broadcast training who are interested in a career primarily in visual journalism.
Applicants must choose one stream when applying, and indicate why in their cover letter.
The program runs from June 6, 2022 to September 2, 2022.
Successful candidates will need to reside in the Edmonton area during the program.
Scholars are paid approximately $18/hour.
Scholars are responsible for their own accommodation and living expenses.
The CBC pays work-related travel costs.
Although proficiency in technical skills is essential to the work of journalists, this is not a technical internship. This is an editorial internship, which is not appropriate for people who are interested in careers in areas such as directing, switching, lighting, editing and camera work.
Applicants must be:
A post-secondary student or recent graduate who can legally work full time in Canada.
Demonstrate strong potential for producing journalism marked by intelligent observation, command of facts, understanding of context and clarity of expression.
Demonstrate the interest and ability to practice daily journalism.
Have a strong desire to work as a public interest journalist after graduation.
Have an abundance of original story ideas that will deepen CBC’s connections with communities in Edmonton and Northern Alberta and will elevate a range of voices.
Have the ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
Understand the diverse and changing population in Edmonton, and the importance of reflecting all our communities in our content.
Possess a strong desire to live and promote the values of diversity and an inclusive and respectful work culture.
Possess a valid driver's licence as well as a driving record that meets the minimum requirements of CBC/Radio-Canada's insurance company.
Be able to work a variety of shifts including early starts, late finishes and weekends/holidays.
Be entering their final year of, or have recently graduated from, a post-secondary program in journalism or another related field.
The successful candidates will:
Receive training and orientation to the news operations.
Be assigned a mentor within the CBC Edmonton newsroom, who will provide them with ongoing feedback.
Have an opportunity to work in various roles in the newsroom including multi-platform news reporting, radio current affairs, digital journalism and television production.
How to apply:
Follow the direct link to the online application and click ‘Apply Online’.
In the “Upload Resume” section, attach a SINGLE DOCUMENT that must include your name: e.g. Smith Sarah.docx, or Smith Sarah.pdf.
In this single document, include a cover letter, resume and up to three examples of your work. These must be links to personal or public websites; DO NOT directly upload clips or PDFs to the site.
The CBC is committed to having a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population we serve. In support of ensuring a diverse and inclusive workforce, we encourage candidates who belong to an employment equity group to self-identify in their application. Employment equity groups include: Women, Indigenous persons, visible minorities and persons with disability. Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing. All employees of CBC/Radio-Canada are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of December 1st 2021 unless exempted based on a medical/religious ground. As per this requirement, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to all employees. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify if you meet the conditions of employment, you will be asked to provide an attestation confirming your COVID-19 vaccination status.If this sounds interesting, please click on ''Apply online''. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.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.