Assignment Producer (French Services) – CBC

Job Family Programming (TV-Radio-Web)
Primary Location Toronto

Position Language Requirement Bilingual (English / French)

Language Skill Level (Reading) C
Language Skill Level (Writing) C
Language Skill Level (Speaking) B

Status of Employment Temporary
Work schedule(s) Full-time

Work at CBC/Radio-Canada

At CBC/Radio-Canada, we create content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms. Our successes and accomplishments are driven by embodying and upholding values, which include creativity, integrity, inclusiveness and relevance.

Do you think you have the ability and drive to keep up with this exciting, ever-changing industry? Whether it be in front of the camera, on air, online or behind the scenes, you would be joining a team that thrives on making connections and telling stories that are important to Canadians.

Your role

As Weekend Assignment Producer, you work a full-time schedule from Thursday to Sunday. You must plan and organize TV/radio/digital production for the weekend team.

You are responsible for deploying the station’s newsgathering resources to cover regional stories for broadcast across all our platforms on weekends.

In this role, you must provide leadership in developing original content. Your solid planning and organization skills are essential to the team’s success. You must also be creative and flexible to stay on top of developing stories. You may be required to deliver radio newscasts. You must be thoroughly familiar with CBC/Radio-Canada’s Journalistic Standards and Practices to ensure a quality product.

Please note this position is a replacement. It can start as soon as possible and will end in March 2023.

We are looking for a candidate with the following:
University degree or equivalent.
Five years’ experience, including three in broadcasting or a related field, directly relevant to the assignment.
Strong team leadership skills with the ability to inspire others.
Demonstrated talent as a programmer with an ear for pacing, tone, presentation and production.
Superior writing, editorial and production skills; interest in cross-platform media production.
Solid journalistic background.
Bilingualism (English and french) is mandatory.
Ability to choose relevant, audience-focused stories that reflect issues being discussed by the general public.
Ability to quickly react and respond to breaking stories.
Demonstrate knowledge of, and interest in, events and issues in Ontario in general and Southern Ontario in particular.
Demonstrated skills in the area of conflict resolution, mentoring, talent recognition and development.
Ability to innovate and take risks.
A commitment to reflecting community and diversity.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

All employees of CBC/Radio-Canada are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of December 1st 2021 unless exempted based on a medical/religious ground. As per this requirement, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to all employees. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify if you meet the conditions of employment, you will be asked to provide an attestation confirming your COVID-19 vaccination status.

If this sounds interesting, please click on ”Apply online”. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster. For more information, visit the Diversity and Inclusion section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to

You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website. All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment. We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest. In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest.

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