Researcher, Steven and Chris – TOR02578

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 that this is a contract position*

What’s the Role?

CBC Television is looking for a researcher for its flagship lifestyle program Steven and Chris. This person will assist in the development and implementation of the program by suggesting ideas and/or possible contributors and seeking out and preparing material for production and presentation. There is some latitude for independent judgement, but work is generally governed by established procedures and practices and performed under the regular direction and/or guidance of a Producer. There is little requirement to co-ordinate the work of others.

Key Tasks:

  • Suggests ideas for, and possible contributors to, programs and/or program segments.
  • Seeks out, obtains, evaluates and organizes information and materials, from individuals and/or varied sources which will contribute to the realization of the program or segment.
  • Seeks out and obtains audio and/or visual elements for programming and production. If necessary, negotiates, within established parameters, the acquisition of audio and/or visual material from internal or external suppliers.
  • Develops and maintain subject files.
  • Coordinates the execution of product integrations with sales department
  • As required, provides general administrative support to the program unit.

As required, performs the following tasks:

  • synthesize and present in writing the results of research activity;
  • vet and edit scripts for accuracy;
  • arrange for guests, commentators, panelists, etc., conduct pre-interviews, evaluate analyze and prepare relevant information;
  • brief hosts

What you bring:

  • Job requires a minimum of one year of comparable and relevant experience.
  • Job requires a university or college degree.
  • Proven experience conducting story research on a live television show
  • An understanding of and interest in lifestyle programming
  • A keen interest in finding new ways to tell stories and expand the limits of traditional programming
  • A team player who thrives in a high-pressure environment with daily deadlines.
  • Strong organizational and storytelling skills
  • Must have the ability to handle a variety of functions quickly and efficiently
  • Innovative, flexible and must be a self starter
  • Ability to work for extended periods of time under pressure and still maintain a cooperative relationship with colleagues
  • Must be able to solve problems independently and in-group discussions
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Open to new ideas and creative approaches to stories
  • 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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