Director, Policy and Regulatory Affairs

Who We Are

The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) is the national voice of Canada’s private
broadcasters, representing the vast majority of Canadian private radio and television services. CAB’s membership includes large national broadcasters as well as local and independent stations across the country, operating in multiple languages.

Canada’s private broadcasters are an integral part of Canada’s cultural landscape. They are vital to the creation and promotion of Canadian culture, employ thousands of Canadians in creative economy jobs, support the critical gathering and transmission of local and national news, and provide essential platforms for Canadian songs and programs. They are on the forefront of sweeping changes across the global media sector, and are engaging audiences in new ways.

About the Role

Reporting to the President, the Director, Policy and Regulatory Affairs will play a key role in
building the association’s knowledge capacity, and overseeing the organization’s vital
regulatory, policy and research files.

This is a critical moment for Canada’s broadcasting sector. The Director will be actively engaged on multiple pieces of highprofile legislation and policy processes that will profoundly affect the future of Canada’s media landscape.

The Director will support the interests of CAB’s members through a diverse set policy and
regulatory processes. They will actively collaborate with our members to gather intelligence, develop consensus, and provide strategic advice on regulatory and policy matters to the CAB’s leadership, Board of Directors and key committees.

The Director will play a leadership role and collaborate internally to help support CAB’s
advocacy, communications and public relations activities with thoughtful analysis and strategic
research.

What You Will Do with CAB

The Director:

  • Understands how to work within a federally regulated sector, and can provide
    meaningful insight, advice and contributions to CAB and its members on how best to
    approach its critical work in these areas.

  • Leads CAB’s regulatory activities, especially with consultation processes emanating from
    the Canadian RadioTelevision and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) or other
    government agencies. Prepares CAB submissions in these critical processes, and
    monitors the activities of the CRTC and other agencies and government departments.

  • Consults with CAB’s members to develop effective regulatory and policy responses.
  • Leads CAB’s research activities, developing a relevant, meaningful and compelling set of
    econometric data on the broadcasting sector for use in a variety of regulatory, policy
    and public affairs processes.

  • Provides advice to key CAB committees, including the CAB Board of Directors, and
    prepares crisp and coherent briefing materials on key policy issues.

What You Bring:

  • A knowledge and passion for Canada’s broadcasting sector, including the policy and
    regulatory environment.

  • Ability to use initiative, be selfmotivated and able to work independently, and work
    well under pressure to complete work under tight deadlines.

  • Five or more years of relevant experience working with regulatory processes, either on
    behalf of clients or within a regulator or government agency.

  • A degree in law, political science, communications, economics or other relevant field.
  • Excellent writing skills, with an ability to organize information coherently and to convey
    it in a compelling and concise manner.

  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and efficiency, with an ability to multitask.
  • Knowledge of Canadian copyright policy and Canadian content funding regimes.
  • Confident presentation skills, including public speaking at process hearings and to
    meetings of CAB members.

  • A commitment to providing highquality work product, and a bias to action in identifying
    and addressing potential issues.

  • Advanced analytical, strategic thinking and problemsolving skills.
  • Ability to balance competing interests, and find solutions that align with CAB’s priorities,
    and the priorities of our members.

  • Collaborative approach, including seeking input and an ability to decipher, weight and
    integrate comments from key stakeholders.

  • Ability to communicate in French (oral and written).

Work at CAB

This is an exciting moment for CAB, as the association undertakes a process of building internal capacity to better serve its members and provide leadership on the most critical cultural policy issues of the day. In joining the CAB team, you will have an ability to:

  • Play an active leadership role in building the future of the association, including the
    development of strategic and research plans.

  • Work in a compelling cultural and economic sector at a critical moment in its evolution.
  • Interact with a wide range of private and public sector contacts.
  • Build your personal and professional skill sets in a variety of areas.

CAB provides a competitive salary and benefits package, including health and dental coverage.

To indicate your interest in this position, please submit your cover letter, resumé and any
other pertinent materials to Sylvie Bissonnette via email (
sbissonnette@cabacr.ca), or
through the CAB’s posting on LinkedIn (
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3206004173).

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