Producer – assigned to CBC News: Business – TOR02531

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.

The Lang and O’Leary Exchange is CBC’s flagship business show. Amanda Lang and Kevin O’Leary take on the day’s top business stories – and each other – in this fast-paced programme. Everyday they brings viewers perspective, players and lots of personality.

*Please note that this is a contract position.

What You Do:

As a Producer, you will help to plan, conceive, organize, and/or develop the daily production of the Lang And O’Leary Exchange. Your work must adhere to CBC journalistic and/or program policies, standards and practices. Nevertheless, there is wide latitude for initiative, independent judgment and creativity.

Key Tasks:

  • Conceive and develop program ideas and concepts.
  • Chase guests for the programme; high-level, big names as well as people with expertise/insight in various matters related to business
  • Prepare scripts and help to prepare programme’s presentation elements
  • Identify, develop and maintain contacts with experts/analysts in financial industry

What You Bring:

  • A university degree or equivalent with five years’ experience of which three must be directly related to business journalism.
  • In depth knowledge of business, markets, economic principles
  • Demonstrated ability to chase high-level business guests
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a high pressure, tight-deadline environment
  • Experience with programme development
  • Understanding of the technical and studio requirements for producing a programme
  • Experience in writing, vetting/editing scripts for broadcast, and producing presentation elements
  • Knowledge of CBC and CBC NN programmes and mandates and CBC’s Journalistic Standards and Practices.
  • Available to work overtime as required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent team building skills
  • Must be a creative thinker with a flair for developing new, exciting ways to treat and cover business stories
  • Innovative, flexible and must be a self starter
  • Must be able to solve problems independently and in group discussions
  • Open to new ideas and approaches

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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