Senior Producer, assigned to Connect – TOR02564

On the air and off, it takes a large and diverse team to deliver distinctive, intelligent, entertaining and innovative programming and English, French and eight Aboriginal languages. Chances are, you grew up watching and listening to Canada’s public broadcaster. Now you can be part of it.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is looking to fill a contract position for a Senior Producer assigned to Connect with Mark Kelley, a dynamic, national prime-time live news show with an attitude.

Please note that this is a contract position.

What You Do:

In collaboration with the senior team, the Senior Producer is responsible for setting the editorial agenda for the day and working to clarify the voice of the show. The candidate will have a drive to create the best prime time news show in Canada. Experience in current affairs field production is a must, experience in daily news is an asset.

The Senior Producer will plan, conceive, organize, and/or develop 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 judgement and creativity. There is a regular and ongoing requirement to co-ordinate the work of others. The candidate will have a drive to create the best newscasts in Toronto.

What You Bring

The successful candidate will be highly organized and be able to work in a team environment and work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines.

He/she will also have exceptional writing, vetting and production skills as well as being skilled at selecting relevant and original stories for the program, plus:

  • A university degree or equivalent with five years’ related experience.
  • In depth knowledge of national and international news.
  • Experience in producing current affairs segments, and/or working with producers and reporters on current affairs programming
  • Experience with program creation and development.
  • Solid journalistic skills.
  • Strong production and editorial skills for television.
  • Proven leaderships skills.
  • Experience in writing, vetting/editing scripts for broadcast
  • Demonstrated coaching skills.
  • Highly developed production skills.
  • A track record of completing assignments independently.
  • Ability and experience in leading the activities of a large program unit.
  • A passion for strong journalism, critical thinking and innovative storytelling.
  • Creative problem solver.
  • Able to communicate effectively and cooperatively.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated, independent self-starter.
  • Initiative and ability to plan, prioritize and organize work flow.
  • Candidates should be capable of strong critical analysis.
  • Ability to work effectively with other senior journalists, programmers and managers.
  • Ability to handle more than one file at once.
  • Creative, flexible and self-motivated.
  • Strong and lively sense of programming.
  • Understanding of the technical and studio requirements for producing a program
  • Ability to work flexible hours as required.
  • Ability to travel.

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.


  1. Allanjoined April 10, 2009
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 2:54 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    It’s a bit surprising, really.
    Mark is such a good journalist, yet giving him his own show has turned out to be a total dud.
    And that Hollet girl is no Hollabach girl – just so annoying and far too much conceit for someone still new to real reporting.
    He needs to do something dramatic to break out of that distant, impersonal bubble he’s in.
    If he were to –
    have George as a guest, and both dress up in black shirts like Mark did at one point.
    George gets drunk, demonstrating the effects of alcohol.
    Mark gets high, demonstrating the effects of marijuana.
    A perfectly valid story as much as Christopher Hitchens getting waterboarded.
    And of course there would be outrage across the land.
    But Mark would forever more finally be seen as cool.
    Instead of cold.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 2:33 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece


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