Video Producer, The Hour – TOR02594

Would you like to work for The Hour? Here’s your chance to join the team as a Video Producer.

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.

* Please note this is a contract position. *

What you do:

  • Conceives, researches, develops and produces story items, and typically performs the associated editing functions in a fast paced environment.
  • Work must adhere to CBC journalistic and/or program policies, standards and practices but there is latitude for initiative, independent judgment and creativity.
  • Occasionally, there may be a requirement to coordinate the work of others.

Key Tasks:

  • Conceives and develops story ideas and concepts. Will participate in the preparation of program objectives.
  • Develops the story content including the researching, writing and/or editing of written material.
  • Determines the style, pace, tempo and format of the story item.
  • Develops shot list and sequences that contribute to the focus and mood of the story.
  • Ensures that the material produced meets technical and aesthetic requirements for editing.
  • Edits, or directs the editing of recorded items on appropriate/available editing systems.

As required, performs the following tasks:

  • perform final edit;
  • arrange for, and conduct interviews;
  • maintain a basic library of stock footage and archival information;
  • provide talent and crew with feedback to assist their performance.

What you bring:

  • Job requires a university degree or equivalent from a recognized program in journalism, electronics, media arts or related field.
  • At least five years’ experience in an entertainment and news-programming environment, with an emphasis on producing and editing.
  • A broad understanding and interest of contemporary cultural, social and political issues.
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of Canadian and International news and current affairs.
  • Strong creative skills with experience working on a daily talk show format.
  • Editorial skills and knowledge to be able to identify potential news and current affairs stories.
  • Highly developed skills with video cameras and Avid software.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work with the Executive Producer, Senior Producer, peers and guests to produce high-quality stories.
  • Self-starter with strong initiative, with the ability to work independently and have a positive attitude to solve urgent problems.
  • Must have a passion innovative storytelling
  • Must be able to solve problems independently and in group discussions
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Must be capable of original and creative thought in the production of television news and current affairs
  • Experience working with tape and the ability to think creatively with visuals
  • Proven ability to exercise strong editorial judgment under very tight deadlines.
  • Well-honed communication skills to competently articulate ideas verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and an ability to motivate others to excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to visually capture story concepts through the creative use of editing techniques.
  • Able to work flexible hours.

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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