CBC/Radio-Canada Applicant Bank: Resource Specialist, Production and Resources (French Services) Part Time in Ottawa, ON


Branch Ottawa ON CA

Applicant Bank: Resource Specialist, Production and Resources (French Services)
Ottawa, ON

Technical TV and radio knowledge are an asset. College graduate from a broadcasting program or equivalent TV broadcasting experience….

Please note that this is an anticipatory posting. Only successful candidates will be contacted in the event of a vacancy.

What it’s like working at CBC/Radio-Canada

Whether on-air or behind the scenes, here you join a team that thrives on making the connections and telling the stories that are important to Canadians. So, if you’ve got the ability to keep up with the pace of our ever-changing industry, the passion to make the next great idea even better and the drive to make things happen, this is the place for you.

The Ottawa Broadcast Centre is currently seeking resource specialists to plan, organize and provide staff, schedules, facilities, and equipment needed for content production, in keeping with program constraints and requirements. They will also oversee schedule coordination and team assignment, aiming for efficient and cost-effective use of human/physical resources.

More specifically, you will plan for, select, organize, acquire or provide staff, facilities, and materials needed to produce programs or program segments. Planning responsibilities include pre-production, production, and post-production, following through to format and telecast requirements. General direction is provided but there is latitude for and an expectation of independent judgment and initiative. You will work on multiple projects at once with constant interruption, and you must meet critical deadlines within a live and recorded television production environment. Tact and diplomacy are essential, as decisions must satisfy the needs of several stakeholders with varying priorities.

Key Tasks:
With senior managers, producers, unit managers and technical directors, contribute to long- and short-term planning for productions by attending meetings or receiving specific requests. Based on specialized production knowledge and experience, provide advice on cost saving and other possible advantages to clients. Resolve conflicting resource requests.

Identify and obtain the appropriate staff, facilities, materials and services for any given production. In so doing, ensure that resources are available when required and obtained at the lowest possible cost.

Conduct negotiations within and outside the Corporation (Canada and abroad) to obtain staff, services, facilities and equipment needed.

Ensure that scheduling and other reporting systems are updated accurately and in a timely fashion, cost statements are completed, and invoices are processed for payment.

Track and validate usage of facilities for independent clients.

Contribute to the formulation of program budgets.

Provide an overview of all production activities and recommend corrective action to accommodate timeline changes or the needs of new and additional productions.

Maintain up-to-date knowledge of all collective agreements and corporate policies.


You possess:
College graduate from a broadcasting program or equivalent TV broadcasting experience

Minimum of five years relevant experience demonstrating a solid understanding of the television/radio/web production processes

Excellent proficiency with the various functions and usage of the Scheduall system, as well as staff and equipment assignment processes

Solid command of ScheduAll, Microsoft Office, Adobe, and Google Apps;

Strong leadership skills; able to work without supervision; highly tactful, well organized; very motivated self-starter

Excellent interpersonal skills

Able to come up with creative solutions and assist in developing innovative procedures to ensure collaborative and responsive service

Able to work alone as part of a team, under pressure and with tight deadlines

Able to efficiently collaborate and develop synergy with various partners and clients, with a view to providing service adapted to production needs and expectations, while also aiming for cost savings and efficient use of human and material resources

Able to manage multiple projects and priorities at once, while reacting and responding to the needs of clients, colleagues, employees, etc., in a timely and efficient manner

Able to create accurate database records and update existing records

Able to oversee fleet vehicle assignment;

Service-oriented outlook

Bilingual; able to communicate easily in spoken and written form

Available to work various shifts and on rotation, both weekdays and weekends

Very good knowledge of our collective agreement

Understanding of radio booths and studios, as well as TV studios and control rooms

Knowledge of audio and video feeds (NGCN, satellite, microwave) are an asset

Technical TV and radio knowledge are an asset

Good familiarity with programming on all (TV|radio|web).

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to reflecting our country’s diversity.

In becoming the leader in expressing Canadian culture and enriching democratic life, we need to be as diverse in every way as the country we serve, both within our workforce and on air. As an employer, we 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

Talent and Diversity

section of our corporate website.

If this sounds interesting, please apply online! We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Technical and Production

Primary Location


Job Posting

Oct 28, 2016, 4:18:27 PM

Unposting Date

Nov 30, 2016, 10:59:00 PM

Status of Employment

Short term

Work schedule(s)


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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Ottawa, ON, CA
Posted on: 2016-10-30
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