Associate Producer/Technician (English Services) – CBC

Job Family Technical and Production
Primary Location Sydney

Position Language Requirement English Only

Language Skill Level (Reading) –
Language Skill Level (Writing) –
Language Skill Level (Speaking) –

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

CBC Nova Scotia has an amazing opportunity for an individual to join our radio production teams in Sydney for the provincial current affairs program, Mainstreet.

This is a full-time temporary position to cover a maternity leave for a period of one year.

If you are an energetic, disciplined, creative, technically inclined, and innovative individual who loves Cape Breton; if you are passionate about storytelling and sharing your content across multiple platforms; if you are deeply connected to the diverse communities, people, business and culture that makes Cape Breton tick; if you embrace the potential of social media, digital and above all chasing good stories, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

We are looking for a candidate with the following:
University degree or post-secondary college.
Three years experience, which is directly related to editorial chase and technical operations.
In-depth knowledge of local and national news.
A thorough passion, knowledge, and understanding of the Cape Breton market and its diversity of communities and content.
Excellent technical troubleshooting.
Solid journalistic skills.
Excellent production skills.
Demonstrated ability to develop meaningful stories and develop contacts.
Must have the ability to handle a variety of functions quickly and efficiently, and meet deadlines.
Innovative, flexible and calm under pressure.
Takes direction well, works cooperatively but also a self-starter.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work in a tight-knit team.
Embraces new technologies and keen to expand the program in social media streams and online.
Comfortable interacting and presenting material live on-air.
Innovative, with proven ability to use sound creatively.
Open to new ideas and approaches.
Strong organizational skills.
An understanding that you are working for a journalistic organization, which requires flexibility in shifts including early mornings, evening and weekend work.
We want to hear you, and see the work that you’ve done. Please include a link to your portfolio, website, video or blog in your cover letter.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

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.

Wherever in the wording of the job description either gender is used, it shall be understood to include all genders.

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