Senior Designer, Steven and Chris – TOR02548

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 Senior Designer for its daily flagship lifestyle program Steven and Chris. The Senior Designer will work with the Executive Producer and Senior Producer to implement the home décor elements of the program. S/he will oversee the conception and on air presentation of the décor elements of the program. The candidate may also appear on camera.

What You Do:

  • 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 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.
  • Requires a university degree in Fine Arts, Architecture, Theatre, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Animation or Computer Graphics.
  • 3 years of directly related experience
  • Must be able to solve problems independently and in group discussions
  • A keen interest in finding new ways to tell stories and expand the limits of traditional lifestyle programming
  • 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

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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