Director, Breakfast Television – Rogers

Come play a key role in building the future of Sports & Media! Everyone wants to be part of a transformational team – and that’s exactly what we’re building at Rogers Sports & Media. A team that innovates and a team that wins.

At Rogers Sports & Media we are committed to creating and growing teams that are digital-first, fast-moving and bold-thinking and are focused on delivering impact with everything they do. Our impressive collection of assets includes media properties, sports teams, sports events & production, venues, e-commerce platforms and a close connection with our Connected Home and Wireless team. Collectively, we touch 30 million of Canadians every month!

Not only is our business strong, but so is our culture. We genuinely care about each other and working in an environment that allows each of us to bring our best authentic selves to work. That starts with our firm commitment to a diverse, inclusive and safe workplace. We’re also dedicated to giving back by using our media megaphone to help Canadians who need it most. Our team is All IN on diversity and inclusion – find out more at

As we grow our team, the well-being of our team members remains our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of our team members, including those in the recruitment process, our team members are working from home, and are equipped to do so safely and efficiently.

Are you up for the challenge and the fun? If so, consider the following opportunity!

Breakfast Television is looking for a dynamic, creative, energetic and passionate director to take Canada’s best morning show into a new era of quality television. As an experienced Director reporting to the Supervising Producer, you know how to deliver a stellar TV production. As a proven TV professional, you know how to emphasize creativity over tradition, and work with ongoing challenges in a live environment for a four-hour local and national show. You are in charge of what viewers at home see each day, and you are a born leader who can guide a production team through ongoing change and challenges in a live environment.

You know how to bring the best out of talent and create memorable moments. Most importantly, you love to make fun TV!

What You’ll Do:

Responsible for executing live and pre-recorded productions in a fully equipped control room
Work with TD, Line Producer, Production Assistant and Audio operator in control room
Build strong relationships with floor staff and camera operators in studio
Clearly and concisely communicate vision of show to team
Works to elevate the production of Breakfast Television through creative vision and technical expertise
Execute the overall vision of the show as directed by show producers
Works directly with talent in-show, clearly communicating direction and flow, and responding to their creative ideas (sometimes with quick turnaround)
Cue live sources in the field as required
Ability to act as crew leader
Other duties as required
Ensure that programs and segments meet company and industry standards for content and quality
What You’ll Have:

Experience directing live studio productions
A strong understanding of all control room positions and creative/technical aspects of show production
Understanding and experience in floor management, camera placement, and presentation
Experience in writing and production an asset
Ability to multi-task and deal with intense pressure of a four-hour show
Ability to adhere to, and work within, very tight timelines
Ability to work early mornings
Ability to troubleshoot
Strong leadership skills
Ability to work well with others and as a strong team member
Here’s what you can expect in return:
A competitive salary and benefits that include access to our Employee Share Accumulation Program, Retirement Benefits and a variety of other perks including 50% off Rogers services and Blue Jays tickets
A manager who deeply cares about your development and long-term career at Rogers
A team that trusts and wants to win together
Smart and accomplished colleagues who are focused on both the “what” and the “how”
Flexibility to work from home even after the pandemic ends
Your choice of hardware and software (iPhone or Android/Mac or PC etc.)

What makes us different makes us stronger. Rogers has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential. At Rogers, we value the insights and innovation that diverse teams bring to work. We work with our candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Rogers FAQ.

Schedule: Full time
Shift: Variable
Length of Contract: No Selection
Work Location: 33 Dundas St. East (909), Toronto, ON
Travel Requirements: None
Posting Category/Function: Broadcasting & Production
Requisition ID: 213181

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