Assistant Producer – Web and Digital Content

The Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC) is Canada’s window on Parliament, politics and public affairs. As Canada’s only national, bilingual media outlet focused exclusively on politics, we are unique in the Canadian media landscape. We are seeking a dynamic journalist to work as an Assistant Producer – Web and Digital Content to contribute to our coverage of Canada’s democracy in action.

The Role

CPAC is seeking an enthusiastic and meticulous individual to join our editorial team. Based in Ottawa just steps from Parliament Hill, this is a great opportunity for a journalist/producer who welcomes new challenges and thrives in a fast-paced environment. The chosen individual will possess strong writing and production skills along with current skills in all social media and digital video platforms. Bilingualism is an asset.

Primary Responsibilities:

•Schedules and operates livestreams on the CPAC website and social media accounts
•Researches and writes descriptions and other public metadata for video appearing on the CPAC website and social media platforms; works with the Web Editor and translators to ensure the accuracy and integrity of descriptive text in both English and French
•Edits programs and video segments for publication on CPAC’s website and social media accounts
•Monitors incoming video feeds and news sources to assist in identifying and describing appropriate content for publication as digital-first video
•Edits the daily replay of Question Period for air on CPAC TV; describes and edits House and Senate committees when required
•Assists with the researching, description, cataloguing and editing of archival video content as required
•Ensures that all content is entered into CPAC’s Digital Archive according to CPAC editorial and technological standards
•Maintain accurate activity logs and provide regular progress updates and reports
•Assist with diagnosing and resolving technical problems

Qualifications (knowledge, skills and experience required):

•A degree or diploma in journalism, TV production or related discipline and two years of comparable and relevant experience
•A keen interest in politics and the business of democracy
•A strong understanding of journalism practices and broadcast standards
•Excellent writing skills, including familiarity with Canadian Press style
•Possesses excellent research, writing and editing skills, with a high attention to detail
•Familiarity with video editing platforms and content management systems considered an asset
•Initiative and ability to plan, prioritize and organize workflow
•Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
•Must be independent, self-motivated and self-sufficient
•Ability to work flexible hours and weekends as required
•Preference may be given to candidates who are fully bilingual in English and French

This is a casual, part time position.

CPAC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO:

CPAC
1750-45 O’Connor Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1A4
Attention: Patricia Hutton, Human Resources
Fax: (613) 567-2741
EMAIL : careers@cpac.ca

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