Host- French Radio – VAN00319

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French Services in British Columbia and the Yukon is seeking a host for a radio show out of Vancouver. The ideal candidate is a creative, organized person with outstanding cultural and current-events and knowledge, a keen interest in the top regional, national and international stories, and the ability to lead a team in an integrated, multiplatform broadcast environment (TV, radio, Web).

The position is a contract, from August 16, 2010 to June 26, 2011.


On a continuing and regular basis, performs a leading role in one or more regional or local programs on radio. Alternatively, performs a similar role in a radio program originating on the network but targeted at a specialized or modest audience according to the norms of the medium. Performs a variety of tasks associated with the preparation and on-air presentation of program material on radio. The Host can be involved in the development and execution of the program and the direction of the program can often be influenced by his/her specialized knowledge and performance capabilities. Work is governed by CBC programming and/or journalistic policies and standards but there is a requirement for creativity, initiative and independent judgment. Work regularly involves the co-ordination of the activities of others.

Key Tasks:

  • Contributes to the planning, design and organization of program within the context that the program is typically highly formatted; ensures the preparation of material for broadcast.
  • May assume production responsibility for a program or segments of a program.
  • Proposes program ideas, suggests and lines up guests or interviewees, prepares background notes and questions, interviews on or off air, and provides narration and linking continuity between program segments.
  • Interacts extemporaneously with program participants such as guests and interviewees, members of the audience and phone-in callers.
  • Maintains his/her subject matter expertise in fields relevant to the focus of the program(s).
  • Participates in public and/or community relations activities as appropriate, to promote the program(s) and/or the Corporation.
  • Introduces new television, radio broadcasts and reads news bulletins.

As required, performs the following tasks:

  • act as master of ceremonies, narrator or interviewer on variety, quiz, disc or other programs;
  • voice continuity for programs;
  • conduct research using a variety of sources;
  • edit program material;

As required, may perform any other task associated with the role of Announcer.

Education Required: Job requires a university degree or equivalent.

Experience Required:

  • Job requires five years of comparable and relevant experience that demonstrates knowledge of the broadcasting industry and an understanding and awareness of issues and events particular to the region and/or the type of program being hosted.

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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