Videographer – French Television – REG00190

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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, with over 10,000 employees. CBC/Radio – Canada brings diverse regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of Canadians in English, French and eight aboriginal languages.


Perform tasks as a specialist in production. Within the scope and time constraints of the show, contribute creatively to programming by frequently composing distinctive visuals. Work is generally performed according to accepted CBC/Radio-Canada or industry standards but assignments, but there is latitude for independent action, judgment and initiative. Duties are performed under the direction of the manager in charge of the program or other areas, but there may be requirements to work without immediate supervision. Work is usually performed within established formats for the program, specifically news, sports, and current affairs. High-pressure conditions are normal.

Key Tasks:

  • Prepare, align and set up field cameras ensuring optimum visual and technical quality under prevailing conditions.
  • Light the subject or scene, as well as compose and record program material using a handheld camera; ensure that visual and sound materials meet technical and aesthetic requirements for editing.
  • Deliver all recorded materials, including shot lists.
  • In the field, perform simple maintenance of equipment.
  • Drive a motor vehicle on a daily basis.
  • Perform all or part of the function or duties of an equivalent or lower classification.

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

  • Ask scripted questions of subjects being recorded.
  • Prepare documentation for international travel.


  • Requires an excellent level of technical knowledge and understanding of daily television program production methods. This includes understanding picture composition and single camera lighting. Such knowledge is generally gained through community college training in television arts, or equivalent industry experience.


  • Three years’ specialized experience in field journalism/broadcasting.


Objective Criteria:

  • College diploma in TV production or the equivalent; basic journalism training an asset
  • Three to five years’ related experience
  • Excellent knowledge of shooting and editing
  • General knowledge of production methods
  • Experience putting together and delivering reports
  • Good knowledge of how a newsroom works
  • Knowledge of the region an asset
  • Working language is French, but must able to communicate in English
  • 38.75-hour work week in varied shifts during the week and on weekends; ability and willingness to work unforeseen overtime essential
  • Must hold a valid driver’s licence and be willing to travel

Subjective Criteria:

  • Knowledge of the latest technologies
  • Able to gather news in accordance with the Corporation’s Journalistic Standards and Practices
  • Interest in the news
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Able to give direction
  • Knowledge of video signals
  • Highly creative, resourceful, and self-starter
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Comfortable introducing yourself and making conversation
  • People skills and drive

This position will not be filled until consideration has been made by the CBC/CMG Local Joint Employment Committee.

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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