Posted March 21, 2019 6 months 3 weeks ago

Executive Producer, Daily News and Radio (English Services) - WHI00038

Job Family

  Programming (TV-Radio-Web)

Primary Location

  Whitehorse

Position Language Requirement  English Only

Language Skill Levels (Reading / Writing / Speaking)  - - -

Status of Employment  Permanent

Work schedule(s)  Full-time

Description

What it’s like working 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 the Executive Producer of Daily News and radio programs, you are the go-to person on journalistic policy and judgment. You are a creative person, working with the leadership team, developing innovative forms of storytelling on all platforms. You will be expected to collaborate with the other Executive and Senior Producers and network news on major event coverage. You will provide hands-on editorial direction to the news staff and ensure CBC is setting the agenda in the region. You will also guide programming decisions around breaking news events in Whitehorse. Understanding the diverse communities that make up the Yukon is essential.

Under the overall authority of management, and guided by the Local Services Strategy of Content, Community, and Culture, there is a regular and ongoing requirement for Executive Producers to plan, direct, and coordinate the work of others, effectively communicate the program or platform strategic objectives, and oversee the development of the team and its performance.

Provide direction through the day to the producer team on expectations around story coverage including length, deadlines, updates, treatments and value-added material, ensuring close collaboration between program units and news. Plan, organize, coordinate and monitor all Yukon news content to ensure breadth of coverage, variety of innovative treatments and quality of work throughout the day. Coordinate daily with NorthBeat TV producers in Yellowknife, CBC North locations and as needed with Indigenous, Syndication and network news. Liaise with Communications and support CBC-sponsored events with newsroom resources on all platforms as appropriate.

Qualifications

We are looking for a candidate with the following: 

  • A university degree or equivalent with seven years’ experience, of which five must involve work in a leadership role in a newsroom.
  • Superior knowledge of Yukon, Northern and Canadian politics, geography and history.
  • A passion for strong journalism, critical thinking, analysis and innovative storytelling.
  • Ability to learn and use complicated technical systems and troubleshoot problems when they arise.
  • Solid journalistic skills with an understanding of legal and ethical issues.
  • Knowledge of CBC editorial policies, including mandates and CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as required, including early morning, evening, weekend and holiday shifts.
  • Ability to work within tight timelines, often in unexpected overtime situations.
  • Experience producing news on more than one platform is an asset.
  • Demonstrated coaching skills with the ability to train new staff quickly.
  • Ability and experience in leading the activities of a newsroom.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team and ability to work effectively in a high-pressure, tight-deadline environment.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

If this sounds interesting, please 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 theDiversity 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 recruitment@cbc.ca.

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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