Program Assistant, The Hour – TOR02593

Would you like to work for The Hour? Here’s your chance to join the team as a Program Assistant!

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, CBC/Radio-Canada brings diverse regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of Canadians in English, French, and eight aboriginal languages.

What You Do:

  • You will perform a variety of clerical and administrative tasks that support the smooth day-to-day operation of the program.
  • While reporting to the Executive Producer you will be responsible for preparing schedules, scripts and show rundowns for personnel, crews, facilities and equipment.
  • Other tasks include (but are not limited to): organizing and setting up interviews, meetings, receptions or other functions, arrange facilities, equipment and refreshments, preparing and distributing agendas, documentation, promotional and follow-up material.

What You Bring:

  • 2 years experience performing relatively similar work, including, if not previously acquired, experience with mainstream computer software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
  • High school graduation with a certificate, or the equivalent.
  • Proven experience working as Program Assistant for a live television show.
  • An understanding of and interest in contemporary cultural, social and lifestyle issues.
  • Solid people skills and are a team player.
  • Demonstrated writing and vetting skills.
  • The ability to work effectively in a high-pressure environment with daily deadlines and still maintain a cooperative relationship with colleagues.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Must have the ability to handle a variety of functions quickly and efficiently.
  • A proven ability to push for excellence.

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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