Producer, French Radio – TOR02609

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This producer will be assigned to the regional afternoon radio program "Au-delà d’la 401" in Toronto.

What you will do:

  • You 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.

Key Tasks:

  • Conceives and develops program ideas and concepts. Participates in the preparation of program objectives.
  • Develops the program content including assigning, researching, gathering, writing and/or editing. As required, commissions writing and/or research.
  • Prepares scripts. Determines, the style, pace, tempo, line-up and format of the program.
  • Plans, organizes and co-ordinates the program or the components and/or segments of a program, or programs.
  • Plans, selects and requests, in collaboration with the Unit or Business Manager, the financial and production/resource requirements including the creative contributors and other participants, the material and facilities.
  • During program preparation, production and post-production, is responsible and accountable for exercising budget authority.
  • Exercises editorial responsibility as delegated by Management.
  • Evaluates all facets of a production including the performance of program and production personnel, and freelance contributors.

As required, performs the following tasks:

  • direct talent, sound and/or image;
    select, re-write and/or edit copy or text written by others;
  • ensure, in collaboration with Copyright Clearance Officers or others, the proper and accurate clearance of all material used in the program;
  • determine the order and importance of various elements of a program;
  • assign, co-ordinate and supervise the work of personnel who contribute to the program or segment for which the Producer is responsible;
  • identify, develop and maintain contacts appropriate to the area of assignment;
    oversee internet site design and structure and organize and co-ordinate on-line content;
  • oversee the shooting, editing, encoding, digitizing and packaging of digital audio and video for the internet;
  • prepare programs for the Internet, including coding, and manipulating images and graphics;
  • edit and mix, or direct the editing and mixing of audio and/or visual elements;
  • assure the maintenance of 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 and participate in this activity as necessary.

What you will bring:

  • University degree or equivalent in Journalism, Communications, Political Science or related fields
  • Five years’ experience (including three in broadcasting) directly related to producing
  • Fluency in French and working knowledge of English.
  • Good knowledge of radio production and presentation methods.
  • Knowledge of the latest recording and editing technology in use at CBC/Radio-Canada
  • Familiarity with computers
  • Advanced knowledge of culture, society, political and economic life in southern and southwestern Ontario, including the Greater Toronto Area
  • Thorough knowledge of CBC/Radio-Canada Journalistic Standards and Practices.
  • Proven team leadership skills, very good interpersonal skills, able to oversee, perform and delegate duties
  • Sound editorial judgment
  • Excellent team player
  • Resourceful and possessing initative
  • Able to build strong interpersonal relationships
  • Good general knowledge (e.g., politics, the economy, urban affairs, culture, arts and entertainment)
  • Well organized
  • Able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines

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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