BAND 1 – Online Editor

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date September 22, 2018
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $54,000.15 to $75,400.00 - Annual
Location Victoria, BC
Category Admin / Office
Client BC Public Service
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BAND 1 – Online Editor – (54464)

Posting Title: BAND 1 – Online Editor
Position Classification: Band 1 OIC
Union: N/A
Location: VICTORIA, BC V8W 9C1 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $54,000.15 to $75,400.00 annually
Close Date: 9/29/2018
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date: Ministry/Organization
BC Public Service -> Ministry of Finance: Ministry Branch / Division
Government Communicaitons and Public Engagement
Job Summary

***Please DO NOT apply for this position by submitting your profile on this BC Government Hiring Centre website. Applications must be made via the following directions.***

Online Editor – Ministry of Finance
Government Communications and Public Engagement
Band 1
Salary Range $54,000.00 to $74,000.00 annually


Government Communications and Public Engagement (GCPE) is a dynamic, progressive organization that supports the government in its ongoing dialogue with British Columbians. GCPE leads and coordinates government communications and public engagement through five divisions: Communications Operations Division, Strategic Issues Division, Strategic Communications Division Government Digital Experience Division and Corporate Operations Division.

The Communications Operations Division is responsible for the communications management and coordination of corporate priority files of government and provides strategic coordination of daily issues-based communications activities to meet government’s communications requirements for issues management.


Media Monitoring Services provides ongoing monitoring of provincial and national news media, covering major issues and providing a synopsis of coverage for use by the Premier’s Office, Ministers’ offices, Ministry executives, caucus members and government communications and issues management staff, including Crown corporations and independent offices of the Legislature.

Under the guidance of the Director, this position: identifies items of significance to the Government of BC; selects print, broadcast online and social media content for publication in Today’s News and on Today’s News Online; catalogues, records and archives material; and carries out archival research. The Online Editor may also provide technical support for the Legislature Press Theatre including event management and audio/video mixing board operation. Experience operating a NewTek TriCaster 460 production system would be an asset.

This position determines the appropriate government recipients for specific media coverage. This requires the editor to be knowledgeable of issues facing and of interest to government, as well as government initiatives and programs to properly select and identify items of significance. Because of the hours of work, ranging anywhere from 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. to 24-hour support, the Online Editor must often work without supervision to complete the necessary content preparation. The incumbent must also be familiar with the mandates of each ministry, agency and commission. As well, the Online Editor must understand the theory of communications in order to identify potential issues of concern raised in media coverage.

The incumbent must have strong writing/editing skills and good working knowledge of technical platforms in order to prepare complete and correct news summaries under tight time-constraints.

On occasion, the Online Editor will be required to perform duties outside normal working hours to respond to developing issues or to high-profile events.


1. Electronic content preparation

Identifies items of significance to the Government of BC, selects and digitizes print, broadcast, online and social media content for publication in Today’s News and on Today’s News Online’s home page by:

a) Surveying electronic media and drafting selections in a comprehensive and timely manner.

b) Drafting concise summaries that encapsulate all key elements of the monitored media.

c) Identifying stories that appear throughout the day in print, radio, Internet and television news items that may impact government’s activities, and posting them to the home page. The incumbent uses judgment and discretion in determining which events may have an impact on government’s activities and are therefore relevant.

d) Clipping and posting items from scheduled newscasts, programs and editorials including for one-time-only items from other media (e.g. foreign press items).

e) Identifying government recipients most affected by a given news item and forwarding them accordingly.

f) Naming and describing electronic clippings, considering the requirements of the audio-visual archive system.

g) Transcribing identified audio/video content and posting to the Today’s News Online site.

h) Produce and distribute concise transcripts of television and radio newscasts for the Premier’s Office, Ministers and communications staff.

i) Carrying out research assignments on media trends, etc.

2. Technical Support for Today’s News Clients

Answering queries regarding technical issues or access to the service.


  • Completion of a post-secondary program in Office Administration, Medical or Legal Transcription, Writing, English or a related field
  • Experience as an administrative professional
  • Experience in transcription or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who can type 55 wpm or more.
  • Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, which may include a criminal record check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check, and/or enhanced security screening checks as required by the ministry. (Note: It is important that you read the job posting carefully to understand the specific security screening requirements pertaining to the position).


  • Communicating Effectively involves good presentation skills (verbal and written), careful listening, problem framing and use of presentation technologies.
  • Concern for Order reflects an underlying drive to reduce uncertainty in the surrounding environment. It is expressed as monitoring and checking work or information, insisting on clarity of roles and functions, etc.
  • Flexibility is the ability and willingness to adapt to and work effectively within a variety of diverse situations, and with diverse individuals or groups. Flexibility entails understanding and appreciating different and opposing perspectives on an issue, adapting one’s approach as situations change and accepting changes within one’s own job or organization.
  • Information Seeking is driven by a desire to know more about things, people or issues. It implies going beyond the questions that are routine or required of the job. It may include “digging” or pressing for exact information; resolution of discrepancies by asking a series of questions; or less-focused environmental “scanning” for potential opportunities or miscellaneous information that may be of future use.

Contact Information:
Rita Chand
Staffing and Recruitment Officer

DO NOT submit your application for this position through the BC Government Hiring Centre website. Applications submitted through the BC Government Hiring Centre will not be considered.

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