Producer (assigned as Senior Producer), Steven and Chris – TOR02522

Share our passion. Live our values. As Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions with over 10,000 employees. CBC/Radio-Canada brings diverse regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of Canadians in English, French and eight aboriginal languages.

*Please note that this is a contract position.

CBC Television is looking for a "Senior Producer" for its flagship daily lifestyle talk program as it enters its fourth successful season. Together with the Executive Producer, the Senior Producer will help plan, conceive, organize, and develop the production of Steven and Chris. S/he will oversee the program schedule and editorial content of a team of lifestyle producers. She/he will also work with the Executive Producer to ensure the business and communications requirements of the program are satisfied. The successful candidate will act as a mentor and guide to the staff.

What’s the Role?

Plans, conceives, organizes, and/or develops the production and realization of a program segment, program, or series. Work must adhere to CBC journalistic and/or program policies, standards and practices and the Producer is ultimately responsible for ensuring that this occurs. Nevertheless, there is wide latitude for initiative, independent judgment and creativity. There is a regular and ongoing requirement to co-ordinate the work of others.

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 co-ordinates 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.
  • 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, co-ordinate 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 co-ordinate on-line content;
  • 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.

What skills and experience do you bring to the table…

  • Job requires more than eight years’ experience in the broadcast industry
  • Job requires a university degree or equivalent
  • Proven experience in overseeing a large production team
  • Proven experience producing a television program under tight deadlines
  • Experience in producing live or live-to-tape programming
  • An strong understanding of, and interest in, lifestyle programming
  • Experience in producing content in the areas of fashion and/or décor and/or cooking
  • A keen interest in finding new ways to tell stories and expand the limits of traditional programming
  • Demonstrated team leader with solid people skills who can direct, perform and delegate assignments across editorial, production and technical lines
    Demonstrated writing and vetting skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a high pressure environment with daily deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Must have the ability to handle a variety of functions quickly and efficiently
    Innovative, flexible and must be a self starter
  • Ability to work for extended periods of time under the pressure and still maintain a cooperative relationship with colleagues
  • Must be able to solve problems independently and in-group discussions
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Open to new ideas and approaches
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to push for excellence

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 and apply online.

The CBC is committed to equity in employment and programming.

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