Mobile Transmission Technician – TOR02537

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.

Without immediate supervision but in consultation with the appropriate operations or program centre, performs tasks required for the successful transmission of a technically acceptable signal. Creative problem solving may be required, where production requirements are clear. Work is generally performed according to accepted CBC or industry standards but assignments require independent action, judgment and initiative as well as cooperation and consultation with other program, production or technical personnel. Establishes and maintains external contacts to secure information or make necessary arrangements. There is a requirement to coordinate the work of others.

Key Tasks:

  • Surveys remote locations and determines the remote site for installation of equipment required for the coverage of the program to be transmitted.
  • Makes all necessary arrangements to obtain authorization to install equipment close to or at the remote location production site.
  • Using up to four cameras, performs non-sophisticated switching and mixing of audio and video signals.
  • Contributes ideas and makes recommendations to overcome problems or achieve desired results
  • Drives transmission vehicles on a daily basis.
  • Ensures safe operation of transmission vehicles and related equipment.
  • Performs all or part of the functions or duties of an equivalent or lower classification.

As assigned or required, may perform any or all of the following tasks:

  • Operate vehicles requiring special operating licenses.

What you bring:

  • Two years related experience.
  • Knowledge generally gained through community college graduation with specialization in relevant courses, or equivalent industry experience.
  • Requires good knowledge and understanding of audio and video signal transmission.
  • Requires demonstrated technical knowledge and understanding of satellite and microwave signal transmission as well as live audio and video production.
  • Must have a D-class driver’s license as well as be "Air Brakes certified".
  • Required to take and pass the CBC SNG/MW Operator & Safety course.
  • Must have a valid passport and be willing to undertake assignments involving travel internationally and domestically, including high-risk areas such as war or riot zones.
  • Must be able to comply with all local laws and regulations in Canada, United States and other foreign countries.
  • Must be thoroughly familiar with and understand CBC’s Journalistic Standards and Practices.
  • An understanding of news operations is required.
  • Knowledge of CBC News and Newsworld programs is an asset.
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime and various shifts patterns, including overnights and weekends, is required.
  • Bilingualism an asset.
  • Serious consideration will go to those candidates that have a demonstrated keen interest in topical news and current affairs.
  • Must be able to work in a deadline driven news environment while maintaining a calm, professional and understanding attitude.
  • Must be able to work well in a team environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Creative problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative.

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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