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Press release from CNW Group

Unique opportunity: Traffic Hosts - Cogeco Diffusion Inc.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Unique opportunity: Traffic Hosts - Cogeco Diffusion Inc.10:00 EDT Wednesday, August 10, 2011MONTREAL, Aug. 10, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Cogeco Diffusion Inc. is currently looking for a full-time Traffic Hosts for its project of a new station entirely dedicated to traffic, road conditions and mass transit, Traffic Radio. Reporting to the Director of Operations, successful candidate shall have the following responsibilities:KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Monitor the overall metropolitan road network using Transports Québec cameras, and ensure on-air delivery, live or recorded, of a summary in a few minutes.See to the preparation, hosting and continuous production of the Traffic Radio station.Host his own programming segments by describing road network condition and/or traffic jams.Conduct occasional live or recorded interviews.Ensure the quality of information and proper production of outside broadcasts.Maintain links with Transports Québec personnel and/or any other Traffic Radio partner.REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: College study certificate in radio hosting or any other equivalent trainingAt least 2 years' experience in a similar positionThorough knowledge of geography and the metropolitan road networkIn-depth knowledge of the field of hostingProficiency in the following software: Microsoft Office suite and OutlookDemonstrated ability to convey information in layman's termsExcellent communication and improvisation skillsStrong public speaking skillsHighly skilled at managing several tasks and/or pieces of information simultaneouslyAble to work quickly and accurately in a fast-paced environmentExcellent knowledge of the English languageBilingualism, an assetNote: Starting date is conditional upon the date required approvals are received from regulatory authorities.Interested applicants are invited to send a resume by August 19, 2011 to:Cogeco DiffusionMarysol Burns, Executive Assistant800, De la Gauchetière West, Suite 1100Montreal, Quebec  H5A 1M1marysol.burns@cogecodiffusion.comABOUT COGECO DIFFUSION

Cogeco Diffusion is a subsidiary of COGECO Inc., a diversified communications company with subordinate voting shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: CGO). Cogeco Diffusion operates thirteen (13) radio stations across Québec: Rythme FM Montréal, CKOI FM, 98.5, The Q92.5 FM and CKAC Sports in Montréal, FM 93 and 102.9 FM in Québec City, CKOI FM Gatineau in Ottawa-Gatineau, CIME-FM in Saint-Jérôme, Rythme FM Sherbrooke and CKOI FM in Sherbrooke, Rythme FM Trois-Rivières and CKOI FM Trois-Rivières in Trois-Rivières, making it one of Québec's largest radio broadcasters.
For further information: Cogeco DiffusionMarysol Burns, Executive Assistant 514-787-7799 ext. 7935