Producer (Permanent Full-time) – Cogeco

Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Job Description:

At Cogeco, our culture lifts you up—there is no ego in the way. Our common purpose? We all want to win for our customers. We aim to always be evolving, dynamic, and ambitious. We believe in the power of genuine connections. Each employee is a part of what makes us unique on the market: agile, dedicated, problem solvers.

The successful candidate is responsible for the production and creation of relevant local programming. Ensures all programming meets all legal, regulatory and company requirements, supports the department business plan, KPIs, operational standards and company objectives. Promotes a positive image of Cogeco through all production and community

Job Responsibilities:

Pre-Production: Responsible for script development, set design, lighting design, as well as booking talent, resources, crew and equipment. Designs and creates all pre-production elements, including graphic elements. Verifies all copyright, legal, regulatory and company requirements are met. Completes site check for location shoots to verify production requirements and safe working environment. Communicates air date to all involved. Ensure productions are transferred to Master Control utilizing the transport system.
Production: Coordinates, and executes mobile, ENG or EFP, and studio productions. Provides complete coaching and training for crew, including volunteers, on-air talent, co-op students, interns and community members. Produce live content that meets all scheduling requirements. Follows prescribed production standards. Scripting and on-air reporting as well as news production will be necessary depending on the system. Possesses strong interview skills.
Post Production: Responsible for post-production activities, including editing, producing program promo, and post production review with crew; ensuring all production deadlines are met and paperwork is completed in the traffic database. Confirms asset confirmations are complete and accurate. Training: Identifies all opportunities for training before, during and after productions. Trains and coaches coop students, on-air talent, volunteer crew and community members demonstrating production techniques. Establishes a positive environment for crew to learn and grow in their roles assisting them in expanding their television production skills.
Social Media: In addition to adhering to Cogeco social media policies, the incumbent is required to represent YourTV on all local YourTV social media platforms, promoting programs and community events. Engages with community members and stakeholders to further expand our YourTV presence and brand by posting videos, promotional and community content. Posts content and administers the YourTV website locally.
Safety: Adheres to all company and industry safety standards. Promotes safe working practices. Completes all necessary forms and reports any deficiencies or occurrences immediately. Stays current with all necessary safety training. Is a “competent person” as defined by health and safety legislation.
Vehicles: Completes safety checks, circle checks and reports any deficiencies immediately. Arranges for regular maintenance of assigned vehicle. Restocks supplies and maintains the overall appearance of the vehicle, inside and out.
Branding and Promotion: Ensures consistent application of Company image, logo and identification as per the Company standards. Identifies opportunities for Branding and company promotions within the community. Seeks opportunities to leverage company and department profile through internal and external partnerships, sponsorships and production activities. Produces on-air promos for all programs produced.
Community Relations: Participates in community relations activities of the channel and company. Supports marketing and technical initiatives through community contacts. Identifies opportunities for positive community relations. Acts as a company ambassador at all times. Owns the relationship with multiple community stakeholders.
Administration: Maintains accurate records and statistics for department reports and planning.May administer the Broadview traffic software system. May administer the public service announcement system. Attends and participates in production meetings.
Staffing: Recruits, orients, trains and supports volunteers. May assist Manager in the training and managing of other staff, as required. May assign and direct the work of peers based on production needs.
Performs other duties as assigned.
As part of their work, employees must take all necessary measures to ensure their own health and safety, and that of their co-workers and the public in general. They must use available personal protective equipment at all times, and comply with all Health & Safety instructions, guidelines, policies and procedures issued by the Company.
To support Cogeco’s ultimate goal of providing excellent service to current and potential customers, the incumbent must be constantly attentive and responsive to both external and internal customers’ needs and assist in the resolution of any issues or concerns in a timely and professional manner while ensuring that the solution meets the customer’s needs.

Job requirements:


College Diploma or combination of equivalent education and experience
Completion of a post-secondary degree or certificate in television production or related experience is required.


Minimum 3 years’ experience working in audio/video production is required.
Community television experience would be preferred.


Demonstrated skills in the following: studio lighting, audio principles, directing, graphics and editing. Advanced skills in camera technique is required.
Must possess strong teaching and coaching skills for working with a wide variety of individuals.
Intermediate proficiency with MS Office™ software, Google Suite.
Possess valid Ontario Class G drivers licence, is required.
Strong customer service and relationship management skills are required.
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, is required.
Ability to learn and assimilate new information, and apply it correctly to on-going work issues, is required.
Ability to contribute to and maintain a supportive team environment, is required.
Strong ability to multi-task and meet conflicting deadlines, is required.
Ability to maintain a positive consistent relationship with management, co-workers, community members, elected officials and customers.
Ability to resolve conflict situations in both external and internal customer service situations, is required.
Attention to detail, accuracy and thoroughness, with well-developed organizational skills, are required.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative to identify- and resolve problems independently while still recognizing the impact on others, is required.
Ability to monitor own work for quality, is required.
Self-motivated with the ability to take initiative in identifying and resolving problems using established procedures, policies and guidelines, is preferred.


Required to carry and lift at least 20 kg. and work up to 5 metres above the ground.

You’ll benefit from:

Flexibility: yes, we think that what you do matters. At work and at home.
Fun: we laugh a lot, it makes every day brighter.
Discounted services: we provide amazing services to our clients, and you’ll get them at home, because you deserve them.
Rewarding Pay: let’s be honest, everybody likes to make a good salary. We offer attractive compensation packages, and it comes with a great culture.
Benefits: we’ve got you covered.
Career Evolution: join us and we will give you the tools to achieve your career goals!
Technology: you have a passion for technology? Excellent, we do too. Here, you will manage, influence, play, create, fix, and shape the industry.

Diversity is an essential asset to our organization’s performance. We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all qualified individuals wishing to join our company, regardless of cultural and individual differences. We strive to build teams which reflect the diverse profiles and backgrounds of both the customers and communities we serve, firmly believing that this distinguishes Cogeco from competitors and contributes to our signature of excellence.

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