Manager, Programming Operations – CPAC

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 looking for a Manager, Programming Operations to oversee the production activities of all CPAC production departments.

The Role

The Manager, Programming Operations oversees the day-to-day production activities of the programming department as well as planning the technical execution of large-scale special projects. This includes ensuring human, operational and financial resources are administered according to CPAC’s budget, policies and strategic priorities. The ideal candidate is self-motivated with a strong work ethic that enables them to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.

Primary Responsibilities

•Manages full and part-time staff, contractors and freelancers. Ensures efficient scheduling of staff and resources, and manages performance as required;
•Manages CPAC’s assets to maximize programming opportunities;
•Maintains relationships with external stakeholders, suppliers, and vendors;
•Guides, directs and mentors all production groups including studio and control room crews, ENG camera, etc.;
•Monitors adherence to production and technical standards;
•Identifies and addresses production process issues, develops and ensures efficient workflows;
•Works alongside editorial and engineering staff. Contributes to annual planning of new equipment and capital purchases.
•Ensures departmental procurement adheres to financial policies and tracks expenses to ensure they are within budget and approved per financial policies and controls;
•Assists in the preparation and management of the annual budgets for the department;
•Participates in staff, communications, and other corporate meetings as required;
•Other duties as required.

Qualifications (knowledge, skills and experience required)

•Diploma or degree from technical college or university in telecommunications, video recording, film, radio/television production, or equivalent experience;
•Five years’ experience in film or television production;
•Three years’ experience in a supervisory position;
•Has excellent financial, organizational and time management skills;
•Has strong project management skills and experience;
•Utilizes creative problem solving techniques to develop innovative solutions;
•Creates an environment that recognizes, supports, respects and welcomes diversity of employees;
•Provides mentorship and training support to personnel developing leadership and management skills;
•Is familiar with the Canada Labour Code and all other relevant legislation, including occupational health and safety legislation;
•Ability to work to exacting standards, including critical deadlines under high stress situations;
•Bilingual (French and English) is an asset.

This is a full time, regular position with competitive benefits.

Please submit your application to:

1750-45 O’Connor Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1A4
Attention: Patricia Hutton, Human Resources


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