Senior Producer, The Current (English Services)
CBC Radio Canada
7d ago


What it’s like working 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.

CBC Radio One is looking for a dynamic, confident Senior Producer with a wide range of journalistic, programming, digital and leadership skills to work in Toronto at The Current, CBC Radio’s pre-

eminent journalistic program, broadcast nationally five days a week.You will work as one of the key journalistic leaders on the program, responsible for ensuring responsive, creative and in-

depth coverage of the stories of the day, of the week, and of stories Canadians don’t yet know they care about. You will mentor others on the show to do their best work.

You will be responsible for accuracy, fairness, balance and impartiality in the stories you handle, and on the program as a whole.

You will bring an inventive approach to sound and story treatment. You will be alert to tone and range throughout the program.

You will enrich the program with your extensive knowledge of Canadian and international issues, and will bring a constant stream of ideas to the table.

You will earn the trust of your colleagues and your host by your diligence, your commitment to the team and your journalistic integrity.

A deep understanding and appreciation of diversity of perspective, opinion and experience is essential, and is something you value and reflect in your programming decisions.

You are an excellent vettor, and have exceptional writing skills. You have impressive interpersonal skills. You handle stress and daily deadlines with grace.

Your knowledge of digital and social media platforms will contribute to the ongoing success of The Current on those platforms.

As Canada’s national public broadcaster, diversity shapes the content we deliver every day. CBC / Radio-Canada is committed to reflecting Canada’s diversity in its workforce, as well as across all of its platforms. Key Tasks :

  • Conceives and develops program ideas and concepts. Participates in the preparation of program objectives.
  • Develops the program content including assigning, researching, gathering, writing and / or editing. As required, commissions writing and / or research.
  • Prepares scripts. Determines, the style, pace, tempo, line-up and format of the program.

  • Plans, organizes and coordinates the program or the components and / or segments of a program, or programs.
  • Plans, selects and requests, in collaboration with the Unit or Business Manager, the financial and production / resource requirements including the creative contributors and other participants, the material and facilities.
  • During program preparation, production and post-production, is responsible and accountable for exercising budget authority.

  • Plans, organizes and oversees taking the program on the road to mount live productions in communities across the country on topics that have both local and national relevance.
  • Exercises editorial responsibility as delegated by Management.
  • Evaluates all facets of a production including the performance of program and production personnel, and freelance contributors.
  • As required, performs the following tasks :
  • Direct talent, sound and / or image.
  • Select, re-write and / or edit copy or text written by others.
  • Ensure, in collaboration with Copyright Clearance Officers or others, the proper and accurate clearance of all material used in the program.
  • Determine the order and importance of various elements of a program.
  • Assign, coordinate and supervise the work of personnel who contribute to the program or segment for which the Producer is responsible.
  • Identify, develop and maintain contacts appropriate to the area of assignment.
  • Oversee internet site design and structure and organize and coordinate online content; collaborate on and execute a digital strategy for the program.
  • Oversee the shooting, editing, encoding, digitizing and packaging of digital audio and video for the internet.
  • Prepare programs for the Internet, including coding, and manipulating images and graphics.
  • Edit and mix, or direct the editing and mixing of audio and / or visual elements.
  • Assure the maintenance of a level of communication or rapport with members of the audience which is both feasible and appropriate to the style and nature of the program and participate in this activity as necessary.
  • Qualifications

    We are looking for a candidate with the following :

  • University degree or equivalent.
  • Job requires seven years of experience which is directly related to the area of assignment.
  • Strong current affairs understanding and sensibility combined with an ability to choose stories that Canadians are talking about and want to talk about the most.
  • Experience producing a wide range of subject matter including : news and current affairs, arts and entertainment, pop culture, sports, lifestyle, health, international affairs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of, and connection to a wide range of different and diverse communities and people across Canada.
  • Familiarity with underrepresented communities across Canada.
  • Openness to diverse perspectives and ideas, and differing points of view is critical.
  • Someone who naturally embraces and strongly values digital strategy and innovation especially around audience engagement.
  • Experience programming content for digital audiences within a media organization.
  • Excellent editorial judgment and critical thinking.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with journalistic standards and practices.
  • Excellent writing, vetting and production skills.
  • Experience producing remotes / special projects / partnerships as required.
  • Experience producing in a live studio.
  • A creative, passionate ideas generator with experience developing and shaping programming.
  • Excellent eye and an ear for pacing, tone, presentation and production.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A strong team leader, player and people person with the ability to inspire and motivate others.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach, cultivate and bring out the best in everyone on the team.
  • Demonstrated skills in the areas of conflict resolution, mentoring, talent recognition and development.
  • A self-starter, independent and self-motivated.
  • Ability to work in a high pressure environment and to tight deadlines.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing work patterns and methods. Working weekends is a requirement of the job.
  • Please be sure to include a cover letter with your references. Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

    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.

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