CBC/Radio-Canada Associate Producer (English Services) Full Time in Charlottetown, PE


Branch Charlottetown PE CA

Associate Producer (English Services)
Charlottetown, PE

Sound editorial judgement. The Associate Producer performs editorial assignments related to the gathering, writing and presentation of program material for…

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.

You have fresh ideas and technical expertise to create the quality programming Canadians have come to expect from us. You are someone who is always ready to explore new ways of creating content that is as distinctive, intelligent and innovative as the people we look to hire.

The Associate Producer performs editorial assignments related to the gathering, writing and presentation of program material for English Radio and in particular CBC Prince Edward Island’s programs. With appropriate direction from one or more Producers, participates in the production, direction and/or post-production of a program and/or program segment. Work is governed by CBC journalistic and programming policies and standards. Advice and guidance are regularly available but there is latitude for initiative and independent judgement. There may be opportunity to coordinate the work of others and close co-operation with the program unit is essential.

There is also an expectation to deliver content for digital platforms in accordance with executing CBC’s 2020, mobile-first strategy. The Associate Producer will also play a role in supporting social media platforms.

The development and delivery of all material will be coordinated with producers. The Associate Producer’s material will be vetted and produced by the recipient program. The Associate Producer will report to the “Island Morning” Producer.

Key Tasks:
Contributes ideas for program content; participates in the preparation of program objectives

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

Writes stories for digital platforms

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 co-ordinate 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.


You possess the following:
University degree or equivalent

Minimum two years relevant experience during which the candidate would gain exposure to journalism, computers and the technology of radio or television broadcasting

Strong writing and producing skills

Strong social media skills as well as digital journalism

In depth knowledge of Prince Edward Island (PEI)

Experience working within diverse communities

Good knowledge of the PEI socio-political environment

Extensive general knowledge of current events

Sound editorial judgement

Excellent team player

Demonstrated leadership abilities

Critical thinking skills

Initiative and creativity

Able to build strong interpersonal relationships

Respectful of personal differences

Able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.

Please include additional documentation or a link to your online demo or website, blog or video in your cover letter.

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.


Programming (TV-Radio-Web)

Primary Location


Job Posting

Sep 21, 2016, 2:16:26 PM

Unposting Date

Oct 5, 2016, 10:59:00 PM

Status of Employment


Work schedule(s)


or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Charlottetown, PE, CA
Posted on: 2016-09-22
Posted by: