Robotic/Video Operator (English Services) – CBC

Job Family Technical and Production
Primary Location Toronto

Position Language Requirement English Only

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

Status of Employment Short term
Work schedule(s) Part-time

What it’s like working 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.

This posting is for short term temporary and per-occasion work. The successful applicants are not guaranteed hours and can be offered work from 1 day up to 13 weeks in duration.

Your role

Operates robotics camera systems and video control tasks required to create and manipulate visual content. Creative problem solving is required to generate visual outputs, where requirements are often well defined. Work is generally performed according to accepted CBC or industry standards and with direction, but assignments require independent action, judgment and initiative as well as consultation with other programs, production or technical personnel. There is some requirement to coordinate the work of others, either locally or remotely.

Key Tasks:
Contribute to production in achieving the best pictorial results through such things as framing, the composition of camera shots, and the proper light-to-signal transfer characteristics. Preset shots on one or more unattended cameras.
Frame shots using a remote camera system to pan, tilt, zoom and focus. Reframe shots during the production while live on air.
Create show files by inputting required coordinates and parameters. Store and execute show files for multiple camera system to move cameras to specific floor positions.
Reset operational control parameters to solve problems in deviation. Ability to anticipate changes and show requirements on a continuous basis is required.
Take appropriate steps to ensure the continuing safety of self and others, and to ensure the protection of technical assets.
Basic camera and cable maintenance including troubleshooting signal flow may be required as part of signal continuity confirmation.
Provide creative input to maintain the desired program video quality and appearance of signals during live production, from either local or remote sources.
Requirement to communicate changes and take direction under tight time restraints in a multi-camera environment.

Education Required:
Requires working knowledge and understanding of television and digital content production in a live environment.
Graduation from a relevant college program plus a minimum of 3 years- experience in the industry is required.
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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