Associate Producer, The Hour – TOR02555

Associate Producer, The Hour – TOR02555

Please note this is a contract position.

Share our passion. Live our values. As Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions with over 10,000 employees. CBC/Radio-Canada brings diverse regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of Canadians in English, French and eight aboriginal languages.

THE HOUR – Canada’s Late Night Talk Show – is looking for Associate Producers. Intelligent, funny, unpredictable and authentic, THE HOUR is unlike any other program on television. In a vibrant fusion of news, entertainment and in-depth conversations, THE HOUR provides its audience direct access to the influential and fascinating people who are shaping our future. If you are a person who has the vision, creativity and energy to work on this team we want to hear from you!

What you do:

With appropriate direction from one or more Producers, participate 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:

  • Contribute ideas for program content; participate in the preparation of program objectives.
  • Obtain studios, crews, lines, uplinks, remotes and other technical and production resources required by the program on behalf of all Producers and freelancers.
  • Assist in developing program content including writing, researching, and/or editing.
  • Prepare scripts; ensure adherence to the style and format of the program.
  • Organize the participation of interviewees, creative contributors and other participants, develop background, introduction, and line of questioning, conduct or arrange for any necessary research, and ensure the briefing of hosts.
  • Maintain contact files.
  • Process invoices and obtain authorizing signatures as required.
  • Participate in the evaluation of all aspects of the production.

As required, perform 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 journalism, computers and the technology of radio or television broadcasting.
  • Must have knowledge of Canadian and International news and current affairs.
  • Must have knowledge of cultural trends and issues
  • Experience producing for a daily talk format
  • Experience working to tight deadlines
  • A solid generator of story ideas and treatments
  • Solid understanding of media trends (including broadcast and online)
  • Must be capable of original and creative thought in the production of television
  • Must have a passion for critical thinking and innovative storytelling
  • Experience producing in news and entertainmen
  • Proven experience in developing lines of questioning, writing focused introductions and preparing and writing tape segments
  • 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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