Senior Designer, Production and Resources – OTT00847

Our team is made up of creative, passionate, enthusiastic people, searching for challenges…just like you!

Take pride in what you do – and where you work. CBC/Radio Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster, one of its largest cultural institutions and brings diverse regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of Canadians in English, French and eight aboriginal languages.

Your Role:

  • The production center of Ottawa is looking for a Senior designer who will be mainly assigned to the French Services department.
  • Performs specialized tasks in design by creating distinctive visual elements within the scope and time constraints of a program or project.
  • Work is generally performed according to accepted CBC or industry standards but there is latitude for independent action, judgment and initiative.
  • Duties are usually performed under high pressure and tight deadlines within established program formats.
  • There may be requirements to achieve results in a self-administered environment on projects where the individual plans, organizes and carries out the work in a manner that meets the project requirements.

Key Tasks:

  • Generates ideas to illustrate editorial content and increase visual interest.
  • Creates original material reflecting those ideas.
  • Modifies, adapts and improvises on concepts provided by others.
  • Conceives, creates and executes still and animated images from brief animation to full background animation.
  • Plans, organizes and directs photographic shoots.
  • Designs logos, typographic and page layouts, signage, pictograms, labeling and packaging for program, print and multi-media.
  • Provides full, detailed and accurate budget estimates and works within the budget assigned.
  • Monitors deviations and takes corrective measures.
  • Consults with others involved throughout the design and production processes to ensure continuity of visual unity.
  • Contributes ideas and makes recommendations to overcome problems or achieve desired results.
  • Experiments and devises new methods or approaches.
  • Performs 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:
    design simple sets assist in the training of others.

What you bring:

  • Requires a university degree in Fine Arts, Architecture, Theatre, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Animation or Computer Graphics.
  • Requires a good knowledge and understanding of television program production.
  • This includes understanding how the craft areas interact with the production clients and how various specialty crafts interrelate.
  • Three years experience in graphic design or related field.
  • Bilingualism at a functional level (both spoken and written) English and French is essential.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to write and express her/himself clearly and accurately.
  • Proven experience on projects or shows requiring creative and innovative contributions.
  • In-depth knowledge and proficiency of animation and graphic design software such as: Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Quark Xpress, Lightwave, Flash and Acrobat.
  • Knowledge of computer and basic networking; knowledge of photography to plan, organize and oversee photo shoots.
  • Able to interpret production ideas, rapidly pinpoint problems, propose innovative ideas and realistic solutions, while creating visual concepts to produce the desired results.
  • Able to sound out technical problems related to computer graphics equipment and software, and troubleshoot minor glitches.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of television production methods and newsroom operations, including an understanding of interaction between the various production trades and clients, as well as links between the various specialties.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective graphic design in a variety of media (broadcast, editorial graphics, print brochures, posters, exhibition design, prop layout, web, 2D and/or 3D motion and special effects graphics).
  • Knowledge and respect of corporate branding principles is an asset.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of personality types from various areas.
  • Able to work in a stressful, demanding production-centre environment, while performing your duties effectively under tight deadlines, producing quality work, and maintaining a positive, professional attitude.
  • Variable schedule requires high availability and flexibility.
  • Able to innovate, while showing imagination and creativity; highly motivated self-starter.
  • Must show good judgment, discretion, people skills, courtesy, tact and diplomacy.
  • Able to work independently and in an environment where teamwork is essential.

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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