Producer (Presentation Producer), Steven and Chris – TOR02549

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 a "Presentation Producer" for its flagship lifestyle program Steven and Chris. This person will be responsible for overseeing the post-production of the program. S/he will work in conjunction with the director and "Show Producer" to conceive and organize the graphical and visual production of the program. The successful candidate will also produce the promotional headlines and bumpers for the show.

What You Do:

Plans, conceives, organizes, and/or develops the production and realization of a program segment, program, or series. Work must adhere to CBC journalistic and/or program policies, standards and practices and the Producer is ultimately responsible for ensuring that this occurs. Nevertheless, there is wide latitude for initiative, independent judgment and creativity. There is a regular and ongoing requirement to co-ordinate the work of others.

Key Tasks:

  • Conceives and develops program ideas and concepts. Participates in the preparation of program objectives.
  • Develops the program content including assigning, researching, gathering, writing and/or editing.
  • As required, commissions writing and/or research.
  • Prepares scripts.
  • Determines, the style, pace, tempo, line-up and format of the program.
  • Plans, organizes and co-ordinates the program or the components and/or segments of a program, or programs.
  • Plans, selects and requests, in collaboration with the Unit or Business Manager, the financial and production/resource requirements including the creative contributors and other participants, the material and facilities.
  • During program preparation, production and post-production, is responsible and accountable for exercising budget authority.
  • Exercises editorial responsibility as delegated by Management.
  • Evaluates all facets of a production including the performance of program and production personnel, and freelance contributors.

As required, performs the following tasks:

  • Direct talent, sound and/or image;
  • Select, re-write and/or edit copy or text written by others;
  • Ensure, in collaboration with Copyright Clearance Officers or others, the proper and accurate clearance of all material used in the program;
  • Determine the order and importance of various elements of a program;
  • Assign, co-ordinate and supervise the work of personnel who contribute to the program or segment for which the Producer is responsible;
  • Identify, develop and maintain contacts appropriate to the area of assignment;

What You Bring:

  • Completion of a University Degree or equivalent is required
  • 5 years’ experience of which three must involve work in broadcasting or a closely related industry, which is directly related to the area of assignment (namely, directly related television network, program, or station promo production experience) are required
  • A broad understanding and interest of lifestyle programming
  • Demonstrated team leader with solid people skills who can direct, perform and delegate assignments across editorial, production and technical lines
  • Experience in overseeing the post production of a lifestyle program
  • Experience in live or live-to-tape programming
  • Experience in daily programming an asset
  • Demonstarted ability to produce visually creative and unique programming
  • A keen interest in finding new ways to creatively push the look of the program
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Strong creative skills
  • Proven ability to produce high impact creative program that will effectively communicate key message(s)
  • Able to work with and direct graphic artists, music and other video specialty professionals, both internally and externally
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Able to handle multiple priorities and simultaneous projects
  • Able to meet tight deadlines
  • Able to function well in a hectic, sometimes stressful environment
  • Able to work with and enhance the visual brand package
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

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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