Posted April 22, 2019 5 months 3 weeks ago

Senior Producer - CBC NN Dayside Programming (English Services) - TOR06904

Job Family

  Programming (TV-Radio-Web)

Primary Location

  Toronto

Position Language Requirement  English Only

Language Skill Levels (Reading / Writing / Speaking)  - - -

Status of Employment  Permanent

Work schedule(s)  Full-time

Description

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.

Your role

As Senior Producer, you will lead a team in the planning, conception, gathering, and production of content for CBC News Network’s dayside news programming.

We are looking for someone who has superior leadership qualities, demonstrated through the ability to solve problems, give meaningful feedback, and support our staff with guidance that is both respectful and inclusive.  The successful candidate will not only be an important editorial lead, but also foster creativity and demonstrate the desire and ability to mentor others. This position involves planning and contributing to network coverage plans and requires outstanding news judgement, motivational skills, critical thinking and the ability to communicate decisions clearly. 

Reporting to the Executive Producer of Daily News, the Senior Producer will plan, direct, and co-ordinate the work of others including writers, editors, producers and hosts and play a critical role in managing the performance of team members.

Control room skills and experience in an automated environment are essential for this position.  Senior Producers at CBC News Network must be able to handle the pressures and communicate effectively during major breaking news and have a firm grasp of all technical and workflow ramifications when dealing with lineups that change by the second. 

The Senior Producer is accountable for platform goals and objectives while focusing on daily details to ensure CBC NN’s Dayside programming is of the highest quality, and conforms to CBC’s Journalistic Standards and Practices. 

The scheduled shift for this role can be anywhere between 06am and 5pm.

Key Tasks:

  • Develops network news programming which reflects Canadians, advances the news agenda and ensures we are on top of what Canadians need to know.
  • Ensures all resources are allocated against strategic priorities.
  • Determines the look, feel, style, pace, lineup and format the network program against established criteria and values.
  • Helps guide and support staff through times of change.
  • Supports team development and ongoing staff feedback.
  • As required, commissions writing and/or research.  Prepares and edits scripts.
  • Plans, selects and requests the financial and production/resource requirements.
  • Exercises editorial responsibility as delegated by the Executive Producer, and Management.
  • Evaluates all facets of a production including the performance of program and production personnel, and freelance contributors and provides feedback and support.
  • May perform all or part of the functions or duties of an equivalent or lower classification.

Qualifications

We are looking for a candidate with the following: 

  • University degree or equivalent.
  • Seven years' experience of which three must involve work in broadcasting or a closely related industry, which is directly related to the area of assignment.
  • Demonstrated talent as a programmer with an ear for pacing, tone, presentation and production.
  • Experience in developing and producing live breaking news coverage.
  • Superior writing, editorial and production skills.
  • Flexibility and adaptability, able to cope with new demands and additional platforms (social, and digital news).
  • Proven track record of being proactive and taking initiative when it comes to improving our programming and workflow processes.
  • A strategic thinker; demonstrated ability to plan ahead, ensuring that the proper resources and people are in place.
  • A solid knowledge of CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices.
  • A solid knowledge of International and Canadian News, its people, places, stories, issues and politics.
  • An ability to choose relevant, audience focused stories, which reflect issues being discussed by the public.
  • Quick to react and respond to breaking stories.
  • Must have experience taking programs to air in an automated control room.
  • Highly developed production skills, including strong ability to produce a variety of program formats.
  • Skill and experience on technical systems such as Ross Overdrive, DTV, iNews toolbar.
  • Broad range of interests and knowledge, such as politics, business, science, sports, entertainment, pop culture, technology and health and medicine.
  • Demonstrated desire and ability to manage people and proactively give regular, ongoing feedback to team members every day.
  • Experience working with a host, providing guidance and meaningful feedback.
  • Demonstrated desire and ability to mentor team members.
  • A commitment to reflecting community and diversity.
  • Although this is a regular schedule morning shift, will require flexibility with working hours such as overtime, to cover operational needs.

If possible, please include additional documentation or a link to your online demo or website, blog or video in your cover letter.

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 theDiversity 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.

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

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