Senior Producer (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) 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

Reporting to the Senior Content Manager for French Services in Manitoba, you are responsible for assigning and coordinating the daily work of teams in the field as well as other station employees.

In addition to determining the day’s editorial priorities, you must ensure that the teams in question have the resources they need to produce audio, visual and print items to fill slots in all our lineups – online, radio and newscasts.

You must be able to make immediate decisions in complex, stressful situations. You must direct staff on the use of programming/production techniques and procedures in a cross-platform environment.

Assisted by the Senior Content Producer, you will have wide latitude to manage newsgathering and field reporting operations.

Work must adhere to CBC/Radio-Canada journalistic and/or program policies, standards and practices, and you are ultimately responsible for ensuring that this occurs.

There is a regular and ongoing requirement for you to plan, direct and coordinate the work of others.

You are accountable for the budget related to program preparation, production and post-production. You will also be actively involved in training and developing new journalists.

Key tasks:
Assign, research, gather, write and edit for all Radio-Canada platforms.
Ensure all station resources are allocated against strategic priorities. Support team development and ongoing staff feedback.
Perform all or part of the function or duties of an equivalent or lower classification.

We are looking for a candidate with the following:

Objective criteria:
University degree or equivalent.
Seven (7) years’ experience, including three in broadcasting or a related field, directly relevant to the assignment.
Superior writing, editorial and production skills an asset.
Solid journalistic background.
Ability to choose relevant, audience-focused stories that reflect issues being discussed by the general public.
Ability to quickly react and respond to breaking stories.
Interest in and knowledge of events and issues important to Manitobans, with a focus on francophone affairs.
Superior French language skills.
Good knowledge of English.
Subjective criteria:
Strong team leadership skills with the ability to inspire others.
Interest in cross-platform media production.
Demonstrated skills in the area of conflict resolution, mentoring, talent recognition and development.
Ability to innovate and take risks.
A commitment to reflecting community and diversity.
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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