Radio Host – CBC

Job Family Programming (TV-Radio-Web)
Primary Location Montreal

Position Language Requirement Bilingual (English / French)

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

Status of Employment Contract
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:

We’re looking for a creative, talented host for CBC Montreal’s flagship morning radio show, Daybreak. This is a rare opportunity for the right candidate to lead a talented on air team and deliver must-listen programming that connects and reflects Montreal in all its diversity. You are a natural storyteller with a proven ability to discover and engage
the people and issues that reflect Montreal today.

An exceptional broadcaster, you thrive in the fast-paced, high-pressure world of breaking news and current affairs. You have the ability to go live and “off script” at a moment’s notice. Your interviewing skills and knowledge of current events are at least as strong as your presentation skills.

You are passionate about Montreal, its people and its place and influence in the country. You have a strong desire to give listeners knowledge, insight and confidence to understand the news.

You will play a key role in helping us connect with and grow new audiences through the range of stories and perspectives presented on the program, as well as through regular outreach events and social media.

This is a contractual position of 12 months (with possibility of renewal), based in Montreal.

You will play an integral role in the Local Services strategy with a focus on three priorities:

Content: In this role, you will ensure that all CBC journalistic standards are met and that our stories are fair, balanced, accurate, thoughtful, immediate and resonate with the communities we serve. You will further our original storytelling You have a vision for representing the program and engaging with the audience on air, and on social media.
You’re innovative and creative in your approach to stories and interviews. In their homes and cars, on their computers and mobile devices, you care about connecting with Montrealers and do so, on radio, digital and social media channels.

Community: You are passionate about Montreal and the people who call it home. You understand the diverse and changing population of greater Montreal and the importance of reflecting all our communities in our content. You know the people in the English speaking communities in our listening area. You want to tell their stories and engage
with them about what is new and changing where they live.

Culture: You are inclusive and open to others in the workplace, ready to collaborate and provide supportive feedback. You like teamwork and have proven you can lead by example. You are ready to coach and mentor others. You are committed to continuous learning and development for yourself and the team.

We are looking for a candidate with the following:

A) Qualifications
University degree or equivalent.
Five years’ experience of which three must involve work in broadcasting or a closely related industry, which is directly related to the area of assignment.
B) Skills:
Strong team leader, seen as a ‘people leader’ with the ability to inspire others.
Demonstrated talent as a programmer with an ear for pacing, tone, presentation and production.
Proven commitment to reflecting community and diversity.
Demonstrated connection with the communities of Montreal.
Superior writing, editorial and audio production skills.
Interest in cross-platform media production.
Strong digital experience is an asset.
Credible and engaging on-air presence.
Solid journalistic background, includes experience broadcasting.
Ability to choose relevant, audience focused stories, which reflect issues being discussed by the general public.
Quick to react and respond to breaking stories.
Interest and knowledge of events and issues in Montreal and Quebec.
Demonstrated skills in the area of conflict resolution, mentoring, talent recognition and development.
Innovator and risk taker.
Knowledge of CBC’s journalistic standards and practices and the Code of Conduct.
Willingness to participate in public and/or community relations activities as appropriate, to promote the program and/or the Corporation.
Fluent in English.
Very good knowledge of French.
Selected candidates will be tested as follows:
Provide a proposal for the show and an audio sample/recording
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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