Program Assistant, Steven and Chris – TOR02551

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’s flagship daily lifestyle program, Steven and Chris, is looking for Production Assistants. The ideal candidate(s) have a strong interest in home décor, fashion, beauty, cooking and general wellness. The successful candidate will work with the program producers to implement all elements of the program – including pre-production and studio production.

What You Do:

  • Performs tasks in support of the production, broadcast, distribution and archiving of television programs or program material.
  • Work is governed by CBC programming and journalistic policies as well as by established procedures.
  • Advice and guidance are available but employees are often required to work with minimal supervision.

Key Tasks:

  • Under the direction of Producers, Associate Producers, Associate Directors, Media Librarians and/or other team personnel, provides support to programs by preparing shoot tapes, shotlisting program material and archiving program material along with any necessary documentation.
  • Following specific instructions from a Producer, Associate Producer or Associate Director, screens and times segments of shows noting necessary information and inputting required key information in databases.
  • Assists Unit Managers with a variety of administrative and clerical tasks including the preparation of cost sheets and contracts for artists.
  • As instructed, prepares, revises and distributes scripts and program-related material.
  • The preparation and/or revision of scripts can involve splitting, duplicating, retyping or any other form of preparation and packaging but does not include any form of original writing.
  • Searches, retrieves and consolidates program information as required; ensures necessary revisions are made to program information material and informs all who need to know of any changes.
  • Conducts routine correspondence.
  • Obtains program information for the Associate Director or Producer.
  • Responds to requests for, or enquiries about program information.
  • Arranges for time and facilities to dub program material.

As required or assigned, performs the following tasks:

  • direct the videotaping of graphics;
  • attend production meetings and assist in the planning and preparation of programs, program segments, or program material;
  • drive talent and production personnel to and/or from various locations;
  • pick up and deliver various production elements such as set elements, costumes, musical instruments and food.

As required, and where program content is concerned, following the specific instructions of a Producer, Associate Producer or Associate Director, performs the following tasks on a varied but limited basis:

  • select visual and audio material, make appropriate notes and copy or arrange for the copying in an appropriate format;
  • assemble basic research information;
  • attend transcoding sessions, make necessary notes and select required items.

What You Bring:

  • Job requires graduation from Community College with a diploma in Radio and Television Arts, or the equivalent.
  • Entry-level position – no previous experience required.
  • Incumbents are expected to take advantage of the various mentoring and developmental opportunities available while performing the tasks assigned, to demonstrate their potential for advancement in the broadcast environment.
  • Must be able to solve problems independently and in group discussions.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to take direction and find solutions to production challenges
  • Open to new ideas and approaches
  • Must be able to work to deadline in a sometimes stressful environment
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • 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 and apply online.

The CBC is committed to equity in employment and programming.

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