Associate Producer, Steven and Chris – TOR02546

Share our passion. Live our values. As 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.

*Please note that this is a contract position.

CBC Television is looking for associate producers for its flagship lifestyle program Steven and Chris. The successful candidate(s) will be responsible for providing assistance in the preparation and production of programming for the show. He or she must be able to generate ideas in the areas of home décor and/or food & entertaining and/or fashion & beauty and/or general wellness. He or she will be equally comfortable producing taped features as well as studio based talk.

What You Do:

With appropriate direction from one or more Producers, participates in the production, direction and/or postproduction of a program and/or program segment. Work must adhere to CBC journalistic and/or program policies, practices and standards but initiative and independent judgment are required. There is often a requirement to co-ordinate the activities of others.

Key Tasks:

  • Contributes ideas for program content; participates in the preparation of program objectives.
  • Obtains studios, crews, lines, uplinks, remotes and other technical and production resources required by the program on behalf of all Producers and freelancers.
  • Assists in developing program content including writing, researching, and/or editing.
  • Prepares scripts; ensures adherence to the style and format of the program.
  • Organizes the participation of interviewees, creative contributors and other participants, develops background, introduction, and line of questioning, conducts or arranges for any necessary research, and ensures the briefing of hosts.
  • Maintains contact files.
  • Processes invoices and obtains authorizing signatures as required.
  • Participates in the evaluation of all aspects of the production.

As required, performs the following tasks:

  • Select music, sound effects and/or actuality;
  • Produce program elements;
  • Direct a program, either live or pre-packaged, in studio or at a remote location;
  • Assign, direct and co-ordinate the work of other personnel working on a project for which the Producer is responsible;
  • Edit and mix, or direct the editing and mixing of audio and/or visual elements;
  • Write continuity, edit text, edit and prepare voice-mail for broadcast;
  • Log programs and music in appropriate information systems;
  • Edit, encode, digitize and package audio and video material for a website using appropriate technologies;
  • Assist in maintaining a level of communication or rapport with members of the audience which is both feasible and appropriate to the style and nature of the program;
  • Perform other production or administrative tasks associated with the smooth functioning of the newsroom, program unit or station.

What You Bring:

  • University degree or equivalent work experience
  • Job requires a minimum of two years’ relevant experience during which the candidate would gain exposure to television production
  • A solid generator of story ideas and treatments
  • Proven experience in producing studio demonstrations in the areas of fashion and beauty and/or décor and/or food and entertaining and/or general wellness
  • A demonstrated understanding and interest in lifestyle programming
  • Experience in developing lines of questioning, writing focused introductions and preparing and writing tape segments
  • A keen interest in finding new ways to tell stories and expand the limits of traditional lifestyle programming
  • Experience working directly with talent
  • Experience in live or live-to-tape programming
  • Familiarity with network television production and editing techniques
  • Experience working with tape and the ability to think creatively with visuals
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, overtime and weekends as required
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Must be able to solve problems independently and in group discussions.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Independent, self-motivated and self-sufficient
  • Open to new ideas and approaches
  • Must be able to work to deadline
  • Bilingualism an asset

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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