Associate Producer, assigned to the Business Unit – TOR02530

On the air and off, it takes a large and diverse team to deliver distinctive, intelligent, entertaining and innovative programming and English, French and eight Aboriginal languages. Chances are, you grew up watching and listening to Canada’s public broadcaster. Now you can be part of it.

What You Do:

The CBC is looking for two Associate Producers to work with and support our Business Unit. The successful candidates will work with our experienced Business team on the day’s business stories. The AP will bring their knowledge and expertise in Canadian and International business to a our fast-paced news room.

*Please note that this is a contract position.

Key Tasks:

  • Contributes ideas for program content; participates in the preparation of program objectives.
  • Obtains studios, crews, lines, uplinks, remotes and other technical and production resources required by the program on behalf of all Producers and freelancers.
  • Assists in developing program content including writing, researching, and/or editing. Prepares scripts; ensures adherence to the style and format of the program.
  • Organizes the participation of interviewees, creative contributors and other participants, develops background, introduction, and line of questioning, conducts or arranges for any necessary research, and ensures the briefing of hosts.
  • Maintains contact files.
  • Processes invoices and obtains authorizing signatures as required.
  • Participates in the evaluation of all aspects of the production.

As required, performs the following tasks:

  • Select music, sound effects and/or actuality;
  • Produce program elements;
  • Direct a program, either live or pre-packaged, in studio or at a remote location;
  • Assign, direct and co-ordinate the work of other personnel working on a project for which the Producer is responsible;
  • Edit and mix, or direct the editing and mixing of audio and/or visual elements;
  • Write continuity, edit text, edit and prepare voice-mail for broadcast;
  • Log programs and music in appropriate information systems;
  • Edit, encode, digitize and package audio and video material for a website using appropriate technologies;
  • Assist in maintaining 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;
  • Perform other production or administrative tasks associated with the smooth functioning of the newsroom, program unit or station.

What You Bring

  • University degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum of two years’ relevant experience during which the candidate would gain exposure to journalism, computers and the technology of radio or television broadcasting.
  • Demonstrated writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to chase guests.
  • Excellent grasp of news gathering.
  • Strong news judgment under tight deadline conditions.
  • Develops and maintains a wide number of relevant sources.
  • Strong news sense, especially Canadian and International news and current affairs.
  • Must be thoroughly familiar with and understand CBC’s Journalistic Standards and Practices.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and overtime is required.
  • Bilingualism (English and French) is an asset.
  • Must be capable of original and creative thought.
  • Open to new ideas and approaches.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Innovative, flexible and must be a self-starter.
  • Ability to work for extended periods of time under the pressure of breaking and sometimes highly technical news, and still maintain a cooperative relationship with colleagues.
  • Must have the ability to handle a variety of functions quickly and efficiently.
  • Must be able to solve problems independently and in-group discussions.
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be a team player.

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.

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