Executive Producer, The Hour – TOR02519

Take pride in what you do – and where you work. CBC/Radio Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions.. CBC/Radio-Canada brings diverse regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of Canadians in English, French and eight aboriginal languages.

***Please note this is a contract position***

THE HOUR – Canada’s Late Night Talk Show – is looking for an Executive Producer.

Intelligent, funny, unpredictable and authentic, THE HOUR is unlike any other program on television. In a vibrant fusion of news, entertainment and in-depth conversations, THE HOUR provides its audience direct access to the influential and fascinating people who are shaping our future. If you’re the person who has the vision, creativity and drive to take help lead this team into a successful seventh season, we want to hear from you.
What You Do:

  • Plan, conceive, organize, and/or develop the production and realization of a program segment, program, or series.
  • You will ensure work adheres to CBC journalistic and/or program policies, standards and practices. Within this context, there is wide latitude for initiative, independent judgment and creativity.
  • As a leader, you will regularly co-ordinate and supervise the work of others as required.
  • Play key role in continuing to develop the format. You will develop and execute strategy for consistent delivery of high quality programming and sustain significant audience interest in the program.
  • Determine the weekly creative direction of the show, its content and style. As a leader you will marshal the creative energies of a medium sized team into one vision.
  • Conceive and develop program ideas and concepts.
  • Participate in the preparation of program objectives.
  • Develop the program content including assigning, researching, gathering, writing and/or editing. As required, commissions writing and/or research.
  • Prepare scripts and determine the style, pace, tempo, line-up and format of the program.
  • Plan, select and request, 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, are responsible and accountable for exercising budget authority.
  • Exercise editorial responsibility as delegated by Management.
  • Evaluate all facets of a production including the performance of program and production personnel, and freelance contributors.

What You Bring:

  • University degree or equivalent with a minimum of eight years related experience.
  • Sound understanding of CBC’s role as Canada’s national public broadcaster.
  • Strong, highly developed, production and editorial skills for television with a lively sense of programming. Demonstrated vetting skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform in the leadership role and coach staff of a large program unit.
  • Demonstrated experience in extending content to multiple platforms
  • Experience in working with corporate extension of production
  • Experience in daily programming
  • Experience in live or live-to-tape programming
  • Experience in “event” programming
  • A broad understanding and interest of contemporary cultural, social and political issues.
  • Ability to work in a deadline driven environment while maintaining a calm, professional and understanding attitude.
  • Experience in overseeing a large production budget
  • Ability to work well both independently and within a team-oriented setting.
  • A passion for critical thinking and innovative storytelling; creative problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to communicate effectively and cooperatively.
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated initiative and ability to plan, prioritize and organize workflow.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and weekends as required.

If you are seeking a media environment that fosters creativity and innovation, this is the place for you.

We value the importance of a diverse workforce and encourage applications from Aboriginal Peoples, women, members of a visible minority and persons with a disability.

Please visit http://cbc.radio-canada.ca/jobs/ and apply online.
The CBC is committed to equity in employment and programming.


  1. Anonymous
    Posted June 5, 2010 at 9:34 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Honey, walk in there in a dominatrix outfit and a leash & George is all yours!

  2. PoonGirl
    Posted June 5, 2010 at 3:11 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Thank you. But I’m pretty sure George hates me and would never want to work with Poonie. Especially after all the stuff I’ve written about him.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted June 5, 2010 at 2:30 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I nominate Barb from ‘The Stroumboulopouli’.

    Let the punishment fit the crime.

  4. Anonymous
    Posted June 5, 2010 at 8:08 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    The Executive Producer also has to deal with George’s on set temper tantrums…..

  5. PoonGirl
    Posted June 5, 2010 at 12:41 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Thank you Kit Kat. I don’t think I could get the job although I wonder why someone needs 8 yrs experience to “fellate mostly has- been celebritites” (from Anon poster in another thread).

    • GPL
      Posted June 5, 2010 at 10:06 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

      PoonGirl you might be the only person who could do the job. And if you wanted, you know that we could give it to you. We just have to make a campaign of it and at the very least they’ll have to give you an interview, at which point you can win them over in person.

      All you have to do is say that you want the job, and we can give it to you. Allan I’m sure would help you get this job. After all, it’s not about what you know, but who you know, and you know a lot of Tea Makers who command a lot of attention of ppl at CBC who themselves can start getting used to the idea of PoonGirl as an EP.

      Not to mention that professional experience is just a fancy way to exclude people. The issue is as described by other commentators one of vision, leadership, and handling of the man. No reason you can’t provide all three.

      • anonymous
        Posted June 8, 2010 at 7:19 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

        You are completely insane and have no concept of how hiring is actually done.

  6. Anonymous
    Posted June 5, 2010 at 12:27 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    The Exec. Producer must have ALL the vision, creativity and drive for the seventh season because George would rather be hosting a game show.

  7. Anonymous
    Posted June 4, 2010 at 7:03 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Is THIS why George couldn’t divulge any details on the upcoming season of The Hour? Because they are still looking for “the person who has the vision, creativity and drive to take/help lead this team into a successful seventh season”?

  8. Anonymous
    Posted June 4, 2010 at 2:06 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    They left out one thing under “What You Do” :

    “Get sexually harassed by the host on a daily basis.”

  9. Kit Kat
    Posted June 4, 2010 at 1:44 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Guess that’s George’s style, to string women along & keep the upper hand (even if they’re trying to save him).

  10. Anonymous
    Posted June 4, 2010 at 12:46 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    What happened to Jennifer Dettman? Did she get Stromboned? She did compare being the executive producer of The Hour to dating :


    “I always say to him that it felt like I was dating again,” says Jennifer Dettman, executive producer of CBC’s The Hour, “I would phone and every day I would come in and say, ‘Did he call me?'” He, of course, is George Stroumboulopoulos, the man around whom the late night talk show was built and the person that Dettman tenaciously pursued, knowing that he could not only carry his own show, but expand an already loyal following. Dettman had seen him as a VJ on MuchMusic, but it was an interview he did with Peter Mansbridge that proved to her he could talk more
    than music, and do it well.

  11. Kit Kat
    Posted June 4, 2010 at 12:22 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I bet Poongirl could spice it up!

  12. Allan
    Posted June 4, 2010 at 11:58 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    That job seems really boring.

  13. Anonymous
    Posted June 4, 2010 at 11:23 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    “Paging Mr. Allan….. paging Mr. Allan….
    Mr. Allan please report to http://cbc.radio-canada.ca/jobs/ immediately…”

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