Producer (assigned to Hockey Night In Canada) – TOR02590

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The Producer will be assigned to Hockey Night in Canada. Please note that this is a temporary position.

What’s the role:

  • 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. Determined 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 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 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 bring:

  • University degree or equivalent.
  • At least five years’ experience of which three must involve work in broadcasting or a closely related industry, which is directly related to the area of assignment.
  • Experience producing LIVE sports event programming (i.e. hockey).
  • Experience writing, editing and conceptualizing sports programming.
  • Experience working with a sales department developing programming that meets client’s needs, programming objective and financial goals.
  • Experience meeting and presenting programming concepts to clients, sponsors and agencies.
  • Ability to produce items and material under deadline pressure.
  • Experience in sports journalism is desirable.
  • The successful candidate must demonstrate solid editorial knowledge of national and international sports news and issues.
  • Extensive knowledge of the NHL with regard to it’s history.
  • Ability to travel as required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • A solid generator of story ideas and creative in treatment of stories.
  • A team player willing to do a variety of tasks as required in a small unit.
  • Strong team leader.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing work patterns and methods.
  • An innovator and risk taker.
  • Open to new ideas and approaches.
  • Extremely motivate self-starter.
  • Very strong journalistic standards.

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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