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Video Producer, Local Toronto (English Services) – 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 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.
Strong Internal Candidate
Your role
Are you someone who is versatile with first-rate technical skills? Are you comfortable contributing to multiple platforms – from digital to TV to radio?
If so, CBC Toronto has a terrific opportunity to tell you about: two Video Producer positions in our digital first, multi-platform local station.
If you’re one of the successful candidates, you will be someone who excels working as a collaborator, but also can work independently when needed.
You are a team player with A + communications skills who thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
You will have a demonstrated track record of taking the initiative, whether it’s in your own creative storytelling, or in your ability to tell compelling stories in this digital age.
You know how to shoot high quality video and digital stills which will grab the attention of our online and broadcast audiences.
You will also have a proven proficiency working with editing systems like AVID Media Composer or Adobe Premiere Pro.
You will be as comfortable working on a stylishly produced video feature which can appear both online and on-air as you will be rushing to the scene of breaking news.
The successful candidates will need to have a deep understanding of the issues – and the diversity – of Canada’s largest city and the neighbouring region. They will also understand – from personal experience – what it’s like to deal with the challenges of being a journalist in a local Toronto newsroom.
Key Tasks:
  • Regularly pitches original story ideas.
  • Arranges and conducts interviews.
  • Decides which elements should be included in an item, their order, length and sequence, as well as the method of transition from one element to another.
  • Develops shot lists and sequences that contribute to the focus and mood of the story.
  • Prepares, aligns, sets up and operates an ENG/EFP unit and ancillary equipment, ensuring optimal audio, video and technical quality for pre-recorded segments as well as live hits.
  • Lights the subject or scene and composes program visual material using a hand-held camera. Ensures that the material produced meets the technical and aesthetic requirements for editing.
  • Edits recorded items on appropriate/available editing systems.
  • Prepares and writes scripts, continuity and headlines, if needed.
  • Writing and editing for digital platforms.
  • Packaging video and audio for digital platforms (and audio for radio programs or podcasts if needed).
  • Comfortable using an iPhone to gather, edit and present.
  • Drives a motor vehicle in the performance of the job.
As assigned or required, performs any of the following tasks:
  • Attend daily story meetings and contribute story ideas.
  • Perform final edit for presentation.
  • Operate other studio equipment.
  • Perform routine minor maintenance on ENG/EFP camera, editing and associated equipment.
  • In the field, carry out emergency repairs to camera and/or equipment.
We are looking for two candidates with the following:
  • Graduation from University or Community College in a relevant course of study or equivalent industry experience.
  • Minimum 5 years directly related experience in a professional broadcast facility.
  • Minimum 3 years experience using Avid systems.
  • Excellent interviewing and storytelling skills.
  • Ability to generate original story ideas and creative treatments.
  • Proficient on field gathering tools and apps including DSLRs, iPhones, Dejero.
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure, tight deadline multi-platform environment, often in unexpected overtime situations.
  • Relevant experience in shooting and editing, with a keen eye for powerful visuals.
  • Relevant experience using graphics, Text over Video, and other video treatments to enhance storytelling.
  • Relevant experience in generating interactive content for digital/mobile platforms including apps.
  • Highly creative imaginative, problem solver and motivated self-starter.
  • Relevant experience in engaging audiences through innovative visual storytelling, both in the written content as well as the visual gather.
  • Natural interest and curiosity in current and emerging technologies and how they can support mobile/digital journalism.
  • Knowledge of CBC’s Journalistic Standards and Practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
  • Flexibility in hours, including early morning, evenings and on weekends.
  • Valid driver’s licence.

We want to see your work. Please include a link to your website or reel.
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 Jan 11, 2021, 1:18:06 PM
Unposting Date Jan 26, 2021, 1:59:00 AM

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