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.
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.
- 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.