Researcher (French Services) – CBC

Job Family Programming (TV-Radio-Web)
Primary Location Quebec City

Position Language Requirement Bilingual (English / French)

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

In this position, you will report to the Quebec City station’s Manager of News and Current Affairs (TV/radio/digital) and mainly fulfil the role of Researcher for the Première heure morning program. You will be responsible for proposing relevant topics, content and original interview angles and finding interesting guests who captivate listeners and make us stand out in the Quebec City radio market. You must be highly adaptable, be able to work under pressure and maintain a wide network of contacts.

In addition to being very familiar with the Quebec City region and its influencers, you will need to show imagination and initiative and adopt a rigorous approach. As a Researcher, you must be able to work on multiple stories simultaneously and be well organized. Your work must also adhere to CBC/Radio-Canada’s Journalistic Standards and Practices.

The schedule is weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., but working hours may vary to accommodate production requirements.

We are looking for a candidate with the following:

Bachelor’s degree in journalism or any other relevant field.
Two (2) years’ journalism experience.
Excellent knowledge of news and current affairs in Quebec City.
Extensive general knowledge.
Very good knowledge of research tools and techniques.
A wide-ranging, up-to-date contact network.
Ability to work well in a team, while being self-starting and resourceful.
Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines.
Understanding of CBC/Radio-Canada’s Journalistic Standards and Practices.
Fluency in the working language (French), both spoken and written.
Intermediate oral and reading proficiency, and beginners proficiency in English.
Willingness to work irregular hours.
Selected candidates will be tested as follows:
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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