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CAPE Presentation Technician (MTIS) – CBC/Radio-Canada – Toronto, ON


Company: CBC/Radio-Canada

Address: Toronto, ON


  • Full Time

CBC/Radio-Canada

Job Family Programming (TV-Radio-Web)
Primary Location Toronto
Position Language Requirement English Only
Language Skill Level (Reading) –
Language Skill Level (Writing) –
Language Skill Level (Speaking) –
Status of Employment Temporary
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.
This role described below is part of CBC’s CAPE program which is specifically for people with disabilities*. CAPE is a twelve-week paid placement program that aims to kick-start the careers of people with disabilities, eliminate barriers to employment, and showcase the talents of this traditionally underrepresented group.
What do you need to be eligible?
  • You must self identify as a person with a disability*.
  • Please submit a one-page letter of interest describing:
    • why you think this program is right for you and;
    • what impact you think it could have on your career objectives.
  • You must be able to work legally in Canada.
  • The Employment Equity Act identifies and defines persons with disabilities as: a person with a long-term or recurring physical, mental, sensory, psychiatric or learning impairment who consider themselves to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of that impairment or who believe that an employer or potential employer is likely to consider them to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of that impairment, as well as individuals with functional limitations due to their impairment that have been accommodated in their current job or workplace.

Your role:
This technician will be mainly assigned to the MPC Operation in the Toronto Broadcast Centre. Primary function will be to oversee the playback of TV and Radio signals through an automated system to the Canadian public. The scheduling of duties will be based on temporary vacancies within the normal full-time schedule rotation. Temporary duties can be generated through annual leave, sick leave or special projects.
Based on established requirements, perform tasks needed for the efficient and accurate presentation of radio or television material for programs or events. Creative problem solving may be required during presentation. Work is generally performed according to accepted CBC or industry standards, but independent action, judgment and initiative are also needed to solve operational issues. When instructions or requirements are not clear, contact staff concerned for clarification, or use independent judgment under severe time constraints. Signal problems or imperfections clearly and promptly to the relevant authority.

Key Tasks:
  • Perform presentation operations for TV and Radio programs
  • Perform necessary checks, adjustments and alignments in accordance with standard procedures to ensure technical equipment remain in good working order.
  • Monitor and control signals, ensuring adherence to approved technical standards, and take appropriate action if quality is below standard. Report errors, imperfections and gaps.
  • Operate, program, and keep in good working order all complex presentation systems.
  • Keep equipment, applications and technical devices in a suitable state and available for use by ensuring they remain in good working condition.
  • Oversee the distribution of complex, fast-paced live news and current affairs programs, using studio or location signals, coping with programming changes, multiple or unknown sources and other elements on an ongoing basis.
  • In the absence of supervisors or management, assist broadcasting staff in solving problems.
  • Direct and coordinate the work of other staff assigned to prepare, set up, install and operate equipment. Help train co-workers.
  • Advise partners on technical operations needs and requirements related to equipment and facilities.
  • Perform, in whole or in part, the functions or duties of an equivalent or lower classification.

We are looking for a candidate with the following:
  • Willing to work shifts in a 24/7 operation.
  • Overall general knowledge of TV and radio program production, delivery and presentation methods, including a basic understanding of production crafts. Knowledge generally gained through college studies or equivalent relevant experience in TV/radio broadcasting.
  • Functional bilingualism (English and French), an asset.
  • Knowledge of the TV and radio server environment a major asset.
  • Knowledge of Avid, Dalet+, iNews applications an asset, and should be comfortable in a Windows OS environment.
  • Able to program complex automated presentation systems.
  • Good knowledge of TV and radio control rooms (asset).
  • Knowledge of communication networks and audio hookups.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Must have high availability, and be accountable for the smooth presentation of programs.
  • Must demonstrate creativity in finding solutions rapidly.
  • Able to perform assigned duties effectively under tight deadlines, producing quality work and maintaining a positive, professional attitude.
  • Able to rise quickly and effectively to challenges in the work environment.
  • Able to get organized quickly.
  • Excellent communicator.
  • Able to analyze a situation and make decisions efficiently and rapidly, also communicating them effectively.
  • Good sense of initiative.
  • Proactive.
  • Good concentration skills, especially during program presentation.
  • Good attitude toward co-workers; team player.
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 [email protected]
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.
Job Posting Date Nov 16, 2020, 8:52:51 AM
Unposting Date Dec 1, 2020, 1:59:00 AM

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