Producer (operations), Southern Ontario (French Services) – CBC

Job Family Technical and Production
Primary Location Toronto

Position Language Requirement Bilingual (English / French)

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

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

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Toronto Programming, Windsor Content and Ontario Development, you plan and organize the production of all audio and visual content in the field, studios, newsroom and Radio-Canada facilities serving central and southwestern Ontario (Toronto and Windsor stations).

You assist management in achieving our objectives by providing specialized technical and production guidance to program and content areas, with continued focus on leading change, motivating staff, continuous improvement, and lean and agile principles. You collaborate with stakeholders and management to conceive, analyze and develop production methods and processes for meeting established content production requirements. You are responsible for ensuring work adheres to CBC/Radio-Canada journalistic and program policies, standards and practices. There is wide latitude for initiative, independent judgment and creativity. There is a regular and ongoing requirement to oversee and coordinate the work of others.

Key tasks:
Plan and organize programming initiatives and other activities that involve operations; participate in the preparation of program and content objectives, offering expertise and information on technical and operational parameters and requirements.
Schedule, coordinate, assign and check the work of operations personnel, production resources, vehicles and facilities in order to meet established objectives and overall budget targets; help set priorities and balance competing production and business requirements within budgetary restrictions and production deadlines.
Assert leadership and guide the newsroom, field crews, studio production and support staff in the Toronto and Windsor markets to develop workflows and means by which to best implement field, studio, facility and newsroom technology.
Identify and approve training initiatives to meet staff needs and production requirements; implement and/or participate in the implementation of technical training for all production personnel as delegated by management.
Advise, assist and collaborate with engineers, technologists, and Production Services leadership to ensure production systems are kept in proper working order and production personnel receive proper and adequate technological support.
Oversee all field equipment, including ENG camera kits, multi-content field gathering kits and audio remote packages.
Work with Regional Media teams throughout Ontario, including the Operations Producer, Northern Ontario, as well as CBC Toronto staff.
As assigned or required, may perform any or all of the following tasks:
Perform all or part of the function or duties of equivalent or lower classifications.
Within delegated limits, hire staff for casual requirements.
Participate in the preparation and administration of departmental and program financial estimates, budgets and forecasts and help ensure they are on target.
Cost and purchase equipment.

We are looking for a candidate with the following:
University degree or community college diploma in a related field, or equivalent.
Five or more years’ experience in a directly related field.
Proven leadership skills in facilitating team collaboration; ability to lead meetings, projects, innovation and change.
Excellent understanding of the business and production aspects of programming and media production.
Creative approach to ensuring the development and implementation of new strategies, work methods and business practices.
Ability to establish strong business relationships with internal and external clients and stakeholders.
Strong verbal and written communications skills as well as strong interpersonal skills.
Language of work is French; knowledge of English essential.
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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