The surreal Daybreak saga just got a bit moreso, as the CBC officially posted a job opening for the host of Daybreak. Like with the last host, this position is a "contract" job instead of a permanent one.
What you do
As a Host for the English Radio of CBC in Montreal, you will host the flagship weekday program "Daybreak", in keeping with Corporation standards and policies. More specifically, you will keep up with all political, social, economic and cultural developments relevant to a local Montreal audience and maintain contacts with various sources. You will do the research necessary for interviews and other program activities. You will write or adapt intros. During production meetings, you will assist in planning and choosing content for the program. Your role as a host will also include community outreach at public events.
We are looking for a candidate with the following:
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
- Five (5) years' on-air experience or equivalent.
- Proven journalism skills.
- Excellent command of the working language (English).
- Very good knowledge of the other official language (French).
- Extensive general knowledge.
- Extensive knowledge of stories and issues in Montréal and Québec.
- Understanding of the culture of French Canada.
- Strong high-energy on the air, strong ability to connect with audience.
- Team leader.
- Ability to work under stress.
Candidates may be subject to an audition in English and knowledge testing.
This is a contract position.
We recognize the importance of a diverse workforce and we therefore encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples, women, members of a visible minority and persons with a disability.
Sound interesting? Apply now! We thank you for your interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Job: Programming and Production
Primary Location: Montreal
Job Posting: Mar 19, 2010
Unposting Date: Mar 30, 2010
Status of Employment: Contract
Work schedule(s): Full-time
It's funny, I know someone who fills all those qualifications perfectly...
Meanwhile, those campaigning for Nancy Wood to get her old job back are running out of steam. Jon Simon, the creator of the Keep Nancy Wood as host of Daybreak Facebook group, has given up after hearing from Wood that she's moving on. This despite the group having 621 members, more than the official Daybreak Facebook page has fans.
UPDATE (April 1): The Suburban's Mike Cohen has some thoughts on possible replacements.