Senior graphic designer (French Services) – CBC

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

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) Part-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

CBC/Radio-Canada Winnipeg is seeking a Senior Designer for its Graphics Centre of Excellence. The Centre serves all production centres in Western Canada and regularly produces graphic content for other teams elsewhere in Canada.

Please note this posting is for one permanent part-time position (two days a week).

Please note that this is an offer for the French speaking for Radio-Canada.

What you do
Perform specialized tasks in design by creating distinctive visual elements within the scope and time constraints of a program or project. Work is generally performed according to accepted CBC/Radio-Canada or industry standards, but there is latitude for independent action, judgment and initiative. Duties are usually performed under high pressure and tight deadlines within established program formats.
There may be requirements to achieve results in a self-administered environment on projects where you plan, organize and carry out the work in a manner that meets the project requirements.
Key tasks
Generate ideas to illustrate editorial content and increase visual interest, and create original material reflecting those ideas.
Modify, adapt and improvise on concepts provided by others.
Conceive, create and execute still and animated images, from brief animation to full background animation.
Plan, organize and direct photographic shoots.
Design logos, typographic and page layouts, signage, pictograms, labelling and packaging for program, print and multimedia.
Consult with others involved throughout the design and production processes to ensure continuity of visual unity.
Contribute ideas and make recommendations to overcome problems or achieve desired results. Experiment and devise new methods or approaches.
Perform all or part of the function or duties of an equivalent or lower classification.
As assigned or required, may perform any or all of the following tasks:
Design simple sets.
Assist in the training of others.

We are looking for a candidate with the following:

Objective criteria
University or college graduate with a degree/diploma in graphic design or visual arts, or equivalent relevant experience.
At least three years’ online interaction graphic design experience.
Strong understanding of online grid design, page layout and information architecture.
Knowledgeable and sensitive about broadcast environments.
Proficiency with many of the latest graphic design and web software applications, including Adobe Creative Suite and especially After Effects.
Demonstrated knowledge of effective graphic design in a variety of media, which may include broadcast design graphics, print pre-press work, exhibition design, prop layout and 2D/3D motion design.
Knowledge of and respect for corporate branding principles and adapting brand requirements to digital media – essential.
Good writing and communication skills.
Very good knowledge of English.
Subjective criteria
Discretion, self-motivation, diplomacy and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team under pressure.
Availability and willingness to work shifts, evenings and weekends.

Wherever in the wording of the job description either gender is used, it shall be understood to include all genders.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

All employees of CBC/Radio-Canada are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of December 1st 2021 unless exempted based on a medical/religious ground. As per this requirement, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to all employees. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify if you meet the conditions of employment, you will be asked to provide an attestation confirming your COVID-19 vaccination status.

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 recruitment@cbc.ca.

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.

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