Videographer/Editor (French Services) – CBC

Job Family Media Production
Primary Location Ottawa

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
This is a permanent part-time position mainly assigned to regional news in Ottawa (3 days including weekends).
We are looking for a part-time Video Operator / Editor to join our Ottawa team. The successful candidate will perform tasks as specialists in production, contributing creatively to programming by frequently composing distinctive visuals within the scope and time constraints of the program. The candidates must be bilingual (English/French), be good photographers, and be prepared to contribute extensively to programming.

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 performed under the direction of program or other personnel, but there will be requirements to work without immediate supervision.

Work is usually performed within established program formats and under high pressure.

Key tasks:

Prepare, align and set up field cameras, ensuring optimum visual and technical quality under prevailing conditions.
Light the subject or scene; compose and record program material using a handheld camera. Ensure both visual and aural material meets technical and aesthetic requirements for editing.
Deliver all recorded materials, including shotlists.
In the field, perform simple maintenance of equipment.
Drive a motor vehicle on a daily basis.
As assigned or required, may perform any or all of the following tasks: ask scripted questions of subjects being recorded; prepare documentation for international travel.
Participate in all stages of planning, production and packaging of the programs.
Edit long-form current affairs programs.
Create and add new visual material.
Create, edit and mix new audio elements.
Regularly add textures and effects to images, text and fonts by selecting visual effects existing within the hardware or software.
Perform all or part of the function or duties of an equivalent or lower classification.
As someone who supports our programming activities, you are adept at understanding client needs and designing and implementing creative solutions. You take interest in anticipating future trends and strive to keep us at the forefront of broadcast technology – all to ensure we can deliver our programming to our audiences how, when and where they want it.

We are looking for a candidate with the following:
Community college graduation in television arts, or equivalent industry experience
Excellent level of technical knowledge and understanding of daily television program production methods
Three (3) years’ specialized experience in the news field or remote broadcasting
Bilingualism (English and French)
Valid driver’s licence
Knowledge of CBC/Radio-Canada’s Journalistic Standards and Practices
Valid passport and willingness to undertake assignments involving travel internationally and domestically, including high-risk areas such as war or riot zones
Excellent knowledge of the following camera models: Sony PDW-700, Sony A7s, Sony FS5, Sony F5, Nikon D750 and Canon 5D
Experience with two-way radios, double-ender kits, Dejero, Teradek, and voice recording devices
Experience with camera work in a studio or multi-camera live environment
Ability to edit recorded items on appropriate/available editing systems; proficiency with Avid Media Composer and Avid NewsCutter
Understanding of picture composition and single-camera lighting
Experience with (live) television and daily news
Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment while maintaining a calm, professional attitude
Leadership skills and the ability to pursue the acquisition of story elements with minimum supervision, ensuring a high degree of accuracy, quality and creativity
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to solve problems creatively; proven initiative
Ability to work various shifts; flexibility and willingness to work frequent and extended periods of unforeseen overtime, including weekends
Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.
Good knowledge of the Canadian political scene an asset.
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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