Applicant Bank - Switcher - Producer - CDI (Training / Relief)
CBC Radio Canada
8d ago


What it’s like working at CBC / Radio-Canada Whether on-air or behind the scenes, here you join a team that thrives on making the connections and telling the stories that are important to Canadians.

So, if you’ve got the ability to keep up with the pace of our ever-changing industry, the passion to make the next great idea even better and the drive to make things happen, this is the place for you.

Your challenge Interested in a job of the future? Be part of a leadership team whose work methods are in sync with the latest production and live broadcasting technologies.

Thanks to automated control room systems, now more than ever CBC / Radio-Canada is providing you with the tools needed to turn out relevant, compelling, innovative programming that’s in touch our audiences, all in the company of a team who are passionate about their work.

We are currently seeking Switcher-Producer (Show Directors) for our newsrooms. As a Switcher-Producer (Show Director) in a newsroom you will.

  • Perform duties related to switching and directing, on a variable schedule (days, nights and / or weekends). In more concrete terms, you will work on presentation, shotlisting, program preparation and other related production duties.
  • From a technical perspective, you will be responsiblefor checking program requirements and quality. You will also perform dutiessuch as programming and operating the automated presentation switching system;
  • operate peripherals such as the character generator, audio console, CCUs,robotics and intercom; and demonstrate sound editorial judgment throughout theproduction process.

    Morever, from a directing perspective, you are passionate and love multi-tasking in a live environment. You will direct the host during production to ensure that a quality product goes to air.

    You make a number of technical and editorial decisions during a single program recording and ensure consistency with our brand image.

    You love working with people, which makes it easier for you to integrate into production and editorial teams and play a key role in the program preparation.


    Are you made for this job? We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications profile :

  • College diploma in TV production and postproduction techniques, or other relevant field
  • Three or more years’ experience performing technical production and / or directing duties
  • Able to work well under pressure for extended periods with multiple people during live broadcasts
  • Editorial judgment, leadership and decision-making skills
  • Self-starter, self-reliant
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Fluent in spoken and written French
  • Good general knowledge
  • TV production experience in a news environment (asset)
  • Keen interest in working in a newsroom environment
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Proficiency with IT tools
  • Others :

  • External candidates must write a four-hour entrance exam
  • Other, subsequent selection tests will be held, if applicable
  • Candidates shall supply a copy of their diploma and transcript(s)
  • Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing. CBC / Radio-Canada is committed to reflecting our country’s diversity.

    In becoming the leader in expressing Canadian culture and enriching democratic life, we need to be as diverse in every way as the country we serve, both within our workforce and on air.

    As an employer, we 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 section of our corporate website. If this sounds interesting, please apply online! We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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