Producer, Radio (English Services)
Kelowna, Canada
19h ago

Your role

Are you the next CBC Producer based in beautiful Kelowna, B.C.? In this leadership role, you will produce our morning and afternoon radio shows in an inclusive team environment.

You will select and direct story content working with an integrated team of journalists, choose the best and most compelling content that reflects a diverse range of stories to rollout on multiple platforms.

The mission is to ensure our programming continues to be the place the audience of the BC interior turns to for the latest news and information.

You will place a strong emphasis on community reflection and BIPOC representation, developing the team's writing, production and journalistic skills and social media performance.

In this role you will also coordinate with the assignment desk and other programs and leaders.

Function :

As the radio producer, you will plan, conceive, organize, and develop the production and realization of a program segment, program, or series for radio and digital platforms.

You will have a deep understanding and appreciation for diversity of perspectives and experiences, which is reflected in all of your programming decisions.

Key Tasks :

Leads a team to conceive and develop local programming which reflects Kelowna and the BC Interior today, advance the news agenda, and ensure we are on top of what people in the region need to know, when they need to know it.

Develops current affairs and news content including assigning, researching, gathering, writing and / or editing. As required, commissions writing and / or research.

Prepares and edits scripts.

Exercises editorial responsibility as delegated by the Program Director, and news / regional Management.

Expand the reach of CBC Kelowna’s presence on social networks.

As required, performs the following tasks :

  • Direct talent, sound and / or image.
  • Book guests for interview.
  • Select, re-write and / or edit copy or text written by others.
  • Assign, coordinate and supervise the work of personnel who contribute to various platforms as appropriate.
  • Identify, develop and maintain contacts appropriate to the area of assignment.
  • 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.
  • In addition, you live and promote the values of diversity and an inclusive and respectful work culture.
  • Qualifications

    We are looking for a candidate with the following :

  • Familiarity and proven connections with Indigenous and other underrepresented communities in British Columbia and across Canada.
  • Job requires a university degree or equivalent.
  • Job requires five years' experience of which three must involve work in broadcasting or a closely related industry, which is directly related to the area of assignment.
  • Proven ability in leading a team of journalists.
  • Superior writing, vetting and editing skills.
  • Familiarity with multi-platform program offerings and how to move content effectively across multiple platforms.
  • Smart, curious and creative.
  • Knowledge of Kelowna and the B.C. interior, its people, places, stories, issues and politics.
  • Superior journalistic judgment and ability.
  • Highly developed leadership and coaching skills. Skilled at coaching inexperienced employees, while also leading and challenging experienced journalists.
  • Ability to work to multiple deadlines under pressure.
  • Able to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to see the "big picture" as well as managing the details of daily program offerings.
  • Flexibility and adaptability, able to cope with new demands and additional platforms.
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