CBC/Radio-Canada Senior Producer, AM Assignment (English Services) Full Time in Halifax, NS


Branch Halifax NS CA

Senior Producer, AM Assignment (English Services)
Halifax, NS

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

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.

Leads a team, unit or location in the planning, conception, gathering, and production of content across programs and platforms.

Reporting to the Executive Producer of News, this position will be responsible for the assignment of editorial coverage for newsgathering for all CBC Nova Scotia platforms. Strong assignment and editorial judgement are essential. The successful candidate will demonstrate a thorough understanding of what it takes to produce daily content to support our digital platforms including social media accounts radio news and current affairs shows and television programming. An extensive demonstrated knowledge of Nova Scotia is required.

There is a regular and ongoing requirement for the Senior Producer to plan, direct, and co-ordinate the work of others, and play a critical role in managing the performance of team members through ongoing feedback. The senior producer must balance a senior leadership role

with the continuous requirement to focus on details that ensure our journalism is of the highest quality, and conforms to CBC’s journalistic Standards and Practices.

The Senior Producer must be able to make immediate decisions in complex and stressful environments, and lead staff in the use of production techniques and procedures consistent with an integrated content company.

Key Tasks:
Responsible for assigning editorial resources, daily, to support all CBC platforms (Digital, Radio, Television and Social).

Identifies daily and future stories, trends and emerging issues for CBC coverage.

Assists in planning multi-platform coverage for breaking news events and specials such as election coverage.

Ensures news staff conforms to CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices while gathering elements.

Works with Executive producer to conduct risk assessments to ensure employee health and safety.

Manages a daily outlook, calendar of future newsworthy events and file of original reporter pitches.

Ensures network coverage and resource requests are fulfilled.

Works with program and platform producers to ensure the station priorities — as set by Strategy 2020 — are supported.

Works with Executive Producer to monitor, manage and approve overtime.

Supports team development through ongoing feedback.

Is the first point of contact for members of the public contacting the newsroom phone number to contribute story ideas, lobby for coverage, complain about stories, ask general questions about CBC.

Performs all or part of the function or duties of an equivalent or lower classification.


You possess the following:
Job requires a university degree or equivalent.

Seven (7) years’ experience of which three must involve work in broadcasting or a closely related industry, which is directly related to the area of assignment.

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)

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Job Posting

Sep 20, 2016, 8:40:18 AM

Unposting Date

Oct 4, 2016, 10:59:00 PM

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Halifax, NS, CA
Posted on: 2016-09-21
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