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Career Opportunities

CHEK currently has the following positions available:


News Director

CHEK News is looking for a News Director to lead Vancouver Island’s top news team into the future overseeing both on-air and digital platforms. It’s an exciting opportunity for someone with great ideas, a solid journalism background and demonstrated leadership skills.

As News Director, you take pride in the product and want others around you to succeed. You are driven to make a difference in your workplace and community. You are an innovator, with a proven ability to lead a highly motivated and talented news staff to produce compelling, relevant and timely content across platforms.

CHEK is the only independent, employee-owned television station in Canada and, through nine years of employee-ownership, is demonstrating business stability and success. CHEK News has the most watched on-air newscast and the highest online engagement of any news organization on Vancouver Island. CHEK News is supported by a solid journalism model for the future – independent, enterprising, deeply committed, and with all decisions made locally.

CHEK is based in Victoria, BC – one of the most desirable cities in Canada, with recreational opportunities and a lifestyle that is unmatched. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package aligned with the size of our market.

Minimum qualifications:

  • University degree in journalism or related field
  • Solid broadcast and online news management credentials
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills
  • An innovator with an ongoing understanding of the rapid changes in the industry

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure CHEK sets a high standard in news gathering and visual storytelling
  • Provide direction, coaching and feedback to members of the news team
  • Vet draft stories for style, accuracy, and compliance with ethical and legal standards
  • Undertake planning for coverage of major events
  • Analyze audience metrics to ensure CHEK is reaching its delivery potential on all platforms
  • Recruit, nurture and retain top talent
  • Work with management team and all employee-owners to achieve station wide success

The News Director reports to General Manager Rob Germain.

Please submit a resume and covering letter by January 18, 2019 to:

Peggy Heyer, Human Resource Manager
CHEK Media Group
[email protected]