Producer, News Content, The National (English Services) – CBC

Job Family Media Production
Primary Location Toronto

Position Language Requirement English Only

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

Status of Employment Permanent
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

The Producer of News Content will work with a dynamic team of journalists who craft The National, CBC’s flagship newscast. This role is key to delivering on The National’s mandate to make, break and drive news that reflects and is relevant to new, younger and diverse audiences. The successful candidate is an editorial leader who brings a creative flair to broadcast writing, innovatively working with video to create memorable moments for the audience across platforms. They are definitely a self-starter, with a proven track record of working with reporters to develop, craft and vet news stories. They have a wide-ranging knowledge of domestic and international news. They know how to frame stories to make them reflective of the diversity of voices and experiences that make up contemporary Canada. They also have experience pitching and executing alternative video treatments, including graphic treatments, that can play on broadcast and digital platforms. The ideal candidate will bring a distinctive life experience, perspective or expertise to the team that will enrich The National’s content. They have a deep understanding and appreciation of diversity of perspective, opinion and experience. They must also have a clear understanding of CBC News Journalistic Standards and Practices.

Key Tasks:

Conceives and develops program ideas and concepts.
Develops the program content ncluding assigning, researching, gathering, writing and/or editing.
Supervise the work of others who contribute to the program or segment being overseen by the Producer.
Selects, vets, re-writes and/or edits copy or text written by others.
Directs talent, sound and/or image.
Edits and mixes, or directs the editing and mixing of audio and/or visual elements.
Plans, organizes, coordinates and determines the style, pace, tempo, line-up and format of the program or the components and/or segments of a program, or programs.
Exercises editorial responsibility as delegated by Management.
Evaluates all facets of a production including the performance of the program and production team and freelance contributors.
Participates in the preparation of program objectives.

We are looking for a candidate with the following:
University degree or equivalent.
Minimum of five years of broadcast experience in a journalistic setting.
Experience pitching and producing stories and translating those ideas into on-air segments.
Track record of creativity and innovation with a strong attention to detail.
Proven chase skills.
Demonstrated expertise in writing and vetting for broadcast and writing of host scripts – and an ability to capture a conversational tone.
Demonstrated ability to use tape creatively – and write to it with flair.
Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize.
Demonstrated ability to produce content that can work on multiple platforms.
Embraces change and experimentation.
Independent, self-motivated combined with the ability to work well in a team environment.
Ability to work effectively in a high pressure environment and under tight, daily deadlines.
Must be able to solve problems quickly, independently and in-group discussions.
A team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Lives and promotes the values of an inclusive and respectful work culture.
Strong knowledge and understanding of, and/or connection to underrepresented communities across Canada.
Demonstrates a deep understanding and appreciation of the different cultures, opinions and experiences that make up contemporary Canada (new, diverse, younger audience).
Elevates diverse perspectives, ideas and differing points of view.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices.
Flexibility to adapt to changing work patterns and methods.
This is a 4-day compressed schedule. Must be available to work evenings, weekend evenings and long days and late nights.
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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