Broadcast Technician – VAN00313

This is a temporary posting for the period of July 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010.

Share our passion. Live our values. 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.


  • As a Generalist, performs tasks required in the sound, picture and lighting crafts.
  • Creative problem solving may be required to generate aural or visual outputs where 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 consultation with other program, production or technical personnel.
  • There is some requirement to coordinate the work of others.

A true generalist, you have a demonstrated aptitude and ability to function in the following roles:

  • Radio or Television Audio Technician
  • Camera Operator
  • Character Generator
  • Lighting Technician
  • Media Encoder
  • Monitoring Station Technician (RCI)
  • Moving Lights & Robotic Camera Operator
  • Robotic Camera Operator
  • Switcher
  • Video Control & Assembly Technician


  • Selects tools and ensures that facilities and materials are available to meet requirements.
  • Arranges transportation of required tools and materials.
  • Suggests and devises special audio, visual or lighting effects to meet program requirements and operates tools to produce such effects.
  • Evaluates recorded material to determine if it meets approved technical standards.
  • Ensures the proper operating condition of tools by making the necessary checks, adjustments and alignments according to standard procedures.
    Contributes ideas and makes recommendations to overcome problems or achieve desired results.
  • Performs all or part of the function or duties of an equivalent or lower classification.

May perform any or all of the following tasks:

  • survey locations and, in consultation with others, prepare plans for productions.
    operate and monitor automation systems.
  • direct or effect the replacement and repair of facilities and equipment.
  • direct and coordinate the work of other staff assigned to the preparation, set-up, installation and operation of equipment.
  • assist in the training of others.
  • in case of technical or program failure, make substitutions or adjustments as necessary to maintain continuous service. Report such failures.
  • check for routing and availability of program material in accordance with schedules and established procedures. Advise responsible persons of any irregularities.

Education Required:

  • Requires good knowledge and understanding of television and radio program production methods including sound, picture, lighting and staging craft functions, as well as how these crafts interact with the production clients.
  • Knowledge generally gained through community college graduation in Radio or Television arts courses, or equivalent industry experience.

Experience Required: One year related experience.

For information please contact:

Zafira Nanji
CBC Vancouver
P.O. Box 4600
Vancouver, B.C.
V6B 4A2

Sound interesting?

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.

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The CBC is committed to equity in employment and programming.

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