Qualifications:(via Inside the CBC)
Job requires a university degree or equivalent in journalism, communications or relevant field.
Job requires five years of comparable and relevant experience that demonstrates knowledge of the broadcasting industry and an understanding and awareness of issues and events particular to the region and/or the type of program being hosted.
Excellent television on-air presentation skills are requried; skills for radio would be a definite asset.
Experience in high-profile news/current affairs programming or experience on network-level program.
Exceptional journalistic background.
Knowledge and understanding of CBC journalistic and programming policies, standards and practices.
Experience that includes proven flexibility to change direction of the show, as events unfold, while show is in progress.
Broad range of knowledge at a sophisticated level relevant to the focus of the program — content ranges from the political to the personal with regional, national and/or international scope.
Demonstrated ability to interact with program participants — guests can include local residents or high-profile national and international politicians.
Understanding and awareness of issues that pertain to the Ottawa community and region.
Demonstrated ability to write effectively for television.
Demonstrated ability to work and perform at a high level under pressure, within tight deadlines.
Proven experience in interviewing, writing, and presenting current affairs.
Knowledge of French desirable at a functional level.
Ability to think critically and creatively.
An engaging and intelligent on-air presence.
Capable of wide emotional range on air.
A high level of energy both on and off air.
An understanding of the changing face of Ottawa and the region, and an ability to connect with and reflect those communities on air.
An exceptional story sense and judgement.
A proven and effective team player.
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