Producer, French National News – OTT00833

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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 and brings diverse regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of Canadians in English, French and eight aboriginal languages.

What’s the role:

Radio-Canada News and Current Affairs is seeking a national news producer. Based in the Ottawa Broadcast Centre, you will be responsible for producing daily French-language news and feature stories, primarily covering politics. You will work closely with the team of reporters, camera operators, editors, assignment officers, and other staff. You will produce live or taped event coverage, ensuring on-air presentation of live hits during news broadcasts.

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 judgement 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.

What you bring:

  • University degree or equivalent experience in a related discipline.
  • Five years’ experience of which three must involve work in broadcasting or a closely related industry, directly related to the area of assignment.
  • Provide reporters with editorial support in preparing their reports, from initial idea to final editing.
  • Actively supervise the editing of reports.
  • Prepare or do the groundwork for upcoming coverage with the bureau chief and assignment editor.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of current events, daily politics, federal issues, and the workings of Parliament Hill, to benefit the rest of the team.
  • Proven expertise in federal politics.
  • Established contact network.
  • Able to conduct interviews.
  • Bilingualism (English and French) essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to research and gather information from a variety of sources.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an integrated radio/television environment.
  • Knowledge of CBC/Radio-Canada’s Journalistic Standards and Practices.
  • Knowledge of TV production techniques.
  • Familiarity with production software (e.g., iNews, Avid, Medoc Eureka, Dalet Plus) essential.
  • Independent, self-motivated and self-sufficient.
  • Flexible and innovative.
  • Able to handle a variety of competing priorities quickly and efficiently under tight deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Able to work effectively with others; strong sense of teamwork and collaboration.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in a context of debate and discussion.

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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