Managing Editor Digital - Eastern Canada

Halifax, NS, Canada ● Montreal, QC, Canada Req #864
Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Corus is a driving force in the media industry with a diverse portfolio of strong brands that entertain and inform audiences through great storytelling and compelling content, reaching millions of people around the world every day. 

Our culture and our people are what make us, US.

We have a passion to connect with the world around us: to express, to share, to be part of people's lives. Our award-winning culture is an expression of who we are, what we do, and how we thrive. Our values describe our culture in action. They outline how we achieve our goals, work together, engage with partners, and interact in our communities. At Corus, we Win Together, Think Beyond, Make it Happen, Learn Every Day and Show We Care. 

Ready to join US?

Division: News & Information

Work Status: Full Time

Location: Global Halifax OR Global Montreal


Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment, has an exciting management opportunity available on its award-winning news team, overseeing digital content and workflow in Montreal, Halifax, and New Brunswick. The successful candidate will be required to work primarily weekdays, with weekend and evening work as required by our dynamic news environment. If you have a positive, can-do attitude, a passion for storytelling, and a proven track record of effective leadership in a major market television newsroom, then the most innovative news organization in Canada wants to hear from you!


About the Role

Working closely with the News leadership teams in Montreal, and Halifax, this position reports into the Editor in Chief, News Digital based in Toronto. Some travel between stations will be required as part of this position.



  • The following is a paraphrase of the primary functions, but does not outline all of the duties and responsibilities that may be assigned to this position:
  • Lead a team of online journalists, online video producers, digital journalists, and digital content coordinators at Montreal, Halifax, and New Brunswick
  • Manage the daily editorial assignment, production, and promotion of compelling written and video content for in Montreal, Halifax, and New Brunswick  
  • Communicate, teach, track and model Global News’ best practices in digital journalism 
  • Champion online coverage at meetings and throughout the day to ensure digital platforms are prioritized. Respond to top-performing content to help inform editorial decisions for all publishing platforms.
  • Develop and execute strategies to grow and engage our audience on and social media. Monitor real-time site performance and work with online staff to optimize content.
  • Work with managing editors, news directors and others to implement a flexible workflow that supports multi-platform content production
  • Work with managing editors and administrative support staff to schedule online resources, ensuring region-wide coverage seven days a week
  • Maintain regular contact with fellow Global News digital leaders and communicate key changes and improvements to staff and managers
  • Participate in planning of special news, community and marketing events and projects. Support marketing with online and social efforts as required.
  • Ensure all online stories are vetted for content, grammar and style. Work with radio and television leaders to improve overall writing skills of everyone filing online
  • Ensure all local, wire, and viral content is posted and promoted in a timely fashion
  • Oversee access to official accounts on social networks. Ensure content is promoted optimally. 
  • Oversee viewer relations on social media. Resolve and respond to website user complaints and feedback
  • Support advertising and sponsorship efforts related to monetization of online content
  • Manage operational requirements pertaining to performance, labour relations, scheduling and timesheets, including strict adherence to the Global News Journalistic Principles and Practices
  • Other duties as required


About You

What We Need From You:

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Degree or diploma in journalism, communications or a related field from a recognized institution
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a major market newsroom environment
  • Proven track record in developing engaging online editorial content
  • Comprehensive understanding and extensive experience with WordPress and social media including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram
  • Demonstrated experience managing, supervising or leading a team is required
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently, effectively, and cooperatively to tight deadlines in a complex team environment
  • Possess excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to make independent decisions in pressure situations
  • An amazing attitude that will engage and motivate teams by living into the Corus values to Win Together, Make it Happen, Learn Every Day, Think Beyond and Show We Care 
  • A valid driver’s license

Every day, we work hard to become an even more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace that supports the well-being of our people and makes a positive difference in our communities. Want to learn more? Have a look at our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan and Sustainability Report for more information on our approach to People, Planet and Responsibility.

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*No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Other details

  • Job Family PD-Production
  • Job Function 02-Media/Communications Creative & Design
  • Pay Type Salary
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