Host, Metro Morning (English Services)
Toronto, ON
Job Family Programming (TV-Radio-Web)
Primary Location Toronto

Position Language Requirement English Only
Language Skill Levels (Reading / Writing / Speaking) - - -

Status of Employment Permanent
Work schedule(s) Full-time

Work at CBC/Radio-Canada

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.

Your role

CBC Toronto is looking for a dynamic new Host for Metro Morning, Toronto’s number one rated morning current affairs program on radio.

You are an insatiably curious, deeply experienced journalist with a passion for drawing information, stories and accountability out of interview subjects on a daily basis.

You are passionate about Toronto and the GTA, its diverse people and its place and influence in the country and have a strong desire to give listeners knowledge, insight and confidence to understand the news.

You are a well-read, strong writer with an eclectic range of interests in topics both local and beyond - from politics to social issues to business, pop culture, science and environment and everything in between. As an interviewer, you are an active listener who seeks clarity and understanding, anticipating what the audience needs and wants to know.

You have an ability to be a leader in upholding and demonstrating the highest of CBC’s journalistic standards and practices on the program and within the department.

You bring curiosity but also something beyond - a demonstrated openness to diverse perspectives and ideas - as well as an understanding that using a full range of tones, including humour, is key to strong radio current affairs programming. You are enthusiastic about experimenting with talk formats, including taking risks with innovative treatments of topics.

You are comfortable going on the air live at any time, reacting to breaking news and changing events, updating and remaking the program as needed.

You are a natural storyteller with a proven ability to discover and bring to life - in the field and in the studio - people and issues that reflect Toronto today.

You will play a key role in helping us connect with, and grow, new audiences through the range of stories and perspectives presented on the program, as well as through regular outreach and public events across the GTA.

You are familiar with all digital forms of storytelling, including podcasting, and you fully embrace social and digital media.

You also live and promote the values of an inclusive and respectful work culture.

You will play an integral role in the Local Services strategy with a focus on three priorities:

Content: In this role, you will ensure that all CBC journalistic standards are met and that Metro Morning is a journalistic leader in the Toronto market. You will be committed to journalism that is fair, balanced, accurate, thoughtful, immediate and resonates with the communities we serve. You will further our original, enterprise and investigative storytelling and ensure we are talking about what matters most to people in the GTA. You’re innovative and will champion new story treatments, a diverse range of content on our digital and social platforms and new workflows. You inspire others to do the same. You’re not afraid to take creative risks.

Community: As the industry shifts, local news and community storytelling is more important than ever. You are passionate about bringing people together - the best thinkers, dreamers, creators, disrupters, challengers and unheard voices. You will understand the diverse and changing population in Toronto and the importance of reflecting all our communities in our content. You understand that connecting with the community - whether it’s at public events or a more casual encounter - is a way for you to more deeply understand the GTA community.

Culture: You promote an inclusive work culture based on respect, understanding and integrity. You give and receive frequent developmental feedback and coaching, helping to create an environment where the team can do their best work. You have a deep understanding of the diverse cultures in the GTA.
Please note that this is a full time, one year contract position subject to review and renewal.

Key Tasks:
As an editorial leader on the team, works to ensure the program mandate is always reflected in the show:
Conduct multiple daily live and taped interviews.
Write, collaborate on and perform scripts.
Perform a variety of tasks associated with the preparation and on-air presentation of program material on radio, digital and social.
Conceives of original stories and concepts and work collaboratively to produce them.
Build relationships with a diverse cross section of key community leaders to enhance our understanding of the region and to increase the range of voices and perspectives on the program.
Keeping on top of important news developments throughout the day with an eye to ensuring the program is always relevant and topical.
Moderate and participate in public events, representing Metro Morning and CBC Toronto.

We are looking for a candidate with the following:
University degree or equivalent
At least 10 years of experience in journalism, reporting and/or hosting

Engaging, curious, spontaneous and intellectually challenging on-air and online personality.
Wide range of genuine interests, knowledge and insight, reflecting curiosity in many current affairs topics, and an ability to make. them relevant to existing and new audiences.
Widely-read, knowledgeable and nuanced thinker.
Strong writer.
Exemplary journalistic skills, demonstrated through interviewing critical thinking and innovative storytelling.
Openness to diverse perspectives and ideas, and differing points of view, is critical.
Embraces editorial leadership role and provides ongoing constructive feedback to team.
Technical skills, including field recording and audio editing, are an asset.
Knowledge of and creative ideas around the use of social media and digital platforms to connect with and grow audiences.
Demonstrably engaged, interested and immersed in a wide range of diverse experiences that make up Toronto.
Strong knowledge and understanding of, and/or connection to underrepresented communities across the GTA is key.
Cultural awareness and sensitivity.
Ability to function independently and cooperatively in a small team setting.
Ability to work effectively under deadline pressure.
Ability to build relationships and contacts inside and outside CBC Toronto.
Genuinely loves public outreach and is an enthusiastic ambassador of public broadcasting and the program.
Broad knowledge of the city with life experience in different parts of the GTA considered an asset.
Must be able to travel to public forums and events across GTA as required.
Please provide a cover letter and samples of on-air work. May be subject to an audition in English and knowledge testing.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

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

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.

Wherever in the wording of the job description either gender is used, it shall be understood to include all genders.

Job Posting Date Nov 5, 2019, 2:32:56 PM
Unposting Date Nov 22, 2019, 1:59:00 AM