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Associate Producer (English Services) – CBC/Radio-Canada – Vancouver, BC


Company: CBC/Radio-Canada

Location: Vancouver, BC

  • Full Time

CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC Vancouver, English Services is looking for an energetic and forward thinking Associate Producer to join our team to take on a vital programming role. You perform editorial assignments related to the gathering, writing and presentation of program material for all of our media platforms. You participate in the production, direction and/or post-production of a program and/or program segment. You should be comfortable with the demands and needs of television, radio and online news production, including responding to the pressures of breaking news situations. You should have some experience in field production, and be comfortable chasing and developing enterprise journalism and original research. You should be able to generate story ideas independently. Guidance and direction are regularly available from one or more producers, but there is latitude for initiative and judgment. There may be an opportunity to coordinate the work of others and close cooperation with the program unit is essential.

You will play an integral role in the Local Services strategy with a focus on three priorities:

Content: In this role, you will ensure that all CBC journalistic standards are met and that our stories are fair, balanced, accurate, thoughtful, immediate and resonate with the communities we serve. You will further our original, enterprise and investigative storytelling and ensure we are talking about what matters most to people throughout the country. You’re innovative and will try new things, new workflows and new story treatments. You inspire others to do the same.

Community: As the industry shifts, local news and community storytelling is more important than ever. You will understand the diverse and changing population in Canada and the importance of reflecting all our communities in our content.

Culture: You live and promote the values of diversity and an inclusive and respectful work culture.

Function:

With appropriate direction from one or more Producers, participates in the production, direction and/or postproduction of a program and/or program segment. Work must adhere to CBC journalistic and/or program policies, practices and standards but initiative and independent judgement are required. There is often a requirement to co-ordinate the activities of others.

Key Tasks:

  • Contributes ideas for program content; participates in the preparation of program objectives.
  • Obtains studios, crews, lines, uplinks, remotes and other technical and production resources required by the program on behalf of all Producers and freelancers.
  • Assists in developing program content including writing, researching, and/or editing. Prepares scripts; ensures adherence to the style and format of the program.
  • Organizes the participation of interviewees, creative contributors and other participants, develops; background, introduction, and line of questioning, conducts or arranges for any necessary research, and ensures the briefing of hosts. Maintains contact files.
  • Processes invoices and obtains authorizing signatures as required.
  • Participates in the evaluation of all aspects of the production.

As required, performs the following tasks:

  • select music, sound effects and/or actuality;
  • produce program elements;
  • direct a program, either live or pre-packaged, in studio or at a remote location;
  • assign, direct and coordinate the work of other personnel working on a project for which the Producer is responsible;
  • edit and mix, or direct the editing and mixing of audio and/or visual elements;
  • write continuity, edit text, edit and prepare voice-mail for broadcast;
  • log programs and music in appropriate information systems;
  • edit, encode, digitize and package audio and video material for a website using appropriate technologies;
  • assist in maintaining a level of communication or rapport with members of the audience which is both feasible and appropriate to the style and nature of the program;
  • perform other production or administrative tasks associated with the smooth functioning of the newsroom, program unit or station.

We are looking for a candidate with the following:

  • University degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum of two years’ relevant experience during which the candidate would gain exposure to journalism, computers and the technology of radio or television broadcasting.
  • Experience in booking interview guests, developing lines of questioning, writing focused introductions and preparing and writing tape segments.
  • Must be capable of original and creative thought in the production of news for Radio, TV and online with demonstrated writing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills: must be a team player.
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to handle a variety of functions quickly and efficiently.
  • Comfortable with the demands and needs of television, radio and online news production.
  • Must be able to solve problems independently and in-group discussions (openness to new ideas and approaches).
  • Ability to work flexible hours and overtime, is required.
  • Understanding of structure and workflow of CBC News in the centers, and the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with counterparts in the centers.
  • Bilingualism (English and French) is 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 [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 Jul 4, 2019, 8:21:54 AM

Unposting Date Jul 19, 2019, 1:59:00 AM

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