Resource Specialist, Production and Resources – VAN00311

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CBC’s Newsroom is looking for an experienced and skilled Resource Specialist who can handle all aspects of production and post-production in a dynamic and fast paced television series environment.


Plans for, selects, organizes and acquires or provides personnel, facilities and materials for the production of programs or program elements. Planning responsibilities include pre-production, production, and post-production, following through to format and telecast requirements. General direction is provided but there is latitude for, and an expectation of independent judgment and initiative. Works on multiple projects simultaneously with constant interruption; must adhere to critical deadlines within a live television and tape television production environment. Tact and diplomacy are essential, as decisions must satisfy the needs of several interested parties with varying priorities.

Specific Requirements of Hiring Department:

This is a Newsroom position. Working in the control room, this individual will line-up and trouble shoot remote feeds for live broadcasts and function as a control room Associate Director during live and taped broadcasts. Work hours are primarily evenings and weekends. Working language is English.

Key Tasks:

  • Participates with Senior Managers, Producers, and Unit Managers in the long and short term planning for productions either by attending meetings or by receiving specific requests.
  • Based on specialized production knowledge and experience, provides advice on cost saving and other possible advantages to the clients. Resolves conflicting resource requests.
  • Identifies and obtains or provides the appropriate personnel, facilities, materials and services for any given production process. In so doing, ensures that resources are available when required and obtained at the best possible price.
  • Negotiates, both inside and outside the Corporation, whether domestic or internationally, for the provision of personnel, services, facilities and materials.
  • Ensures that clients have proper access to facilities provided and that the facilities are in a suitable condition for the intended use.
  • Ensures that scheduling and other reporting systems are updated accurately and in a timely fashion, cost statements are completed, and invoices are processed for payment.
  • Tracks and validates usage of facilities for independent clients.
  • Contributes to the formulation of program budgets.
  • Provides an overview of all production activities and recommends corrective action to accommodate timeline changes or the needs of new and additional productions.
  • Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of all collective agreements and corporate policies.

As required, performs the following tasks:

  • Maintain and provide all information regarding the telecast of department programs, including telecast formats, billboard, transmission, promo placement and closed captioning.
  • Interpret telecast scheduling needs to ensure formats have been followed and that the Telecast Decision Lists (TDL) are followed accurately for air
  • Assign, direct, co-ordinate and evaluate the work of operations personnel.
  • Provide verbal and written performance reports
  • Troubleshoot feeds in a control room environment
  • Negotiate with foreign broadcasters for the acquisition and/or sale of resources, facilities and materials
  • Ensure that selected personnel report for duty at the proper time and place
  • Ensure the proper functioning, maintenance, shipment and storage of materials and/or facilities provided or acquired
  • Ensure the maintenance of the program inventory on tape and film stock

Education required:

  • The job requires graduation from Community College or the equivalent.
    Experience required:
  • The job requires a minimum of five years of relevant experience that demonstrates an in-depth understanding of the television or film production process.

Depending on the assignment, knowledge of the following areas could be stressed:

  • Studio and field production activities
  • ENG field operations
  • Domestic and international satellite or microwave transmissions;
  • Post-production processes.

Selection Criteria:

  • Must have the ability to handle a variety of functions quickly, efficiently and independently
  • Must have control room experience for live News broadcasts.
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of satellite and microwave transmission requirements and safety protocols.
  • Must be a team player with the ability to solve problems with speed, accuracy and tact.
  • Experience directing live newscasts would be an asset.
  • Innovative, flexible and must be a self starter
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • 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 and apply online.

The CBC is committed to equity in employment and programming.

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