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


Branch Halifax NS CA

Senior Producer, Late Assignment – News (English Services)
Halifax, NS

Production and editorial skills. Strong assignment and editorial judgement is. This position is the editorial lead 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.

Reporting to the Executive Producer of News, this position
will be responsible for the “editorial coverage” for all platforms throughout
the day. Strong assignment and editorial judgement is
a must. The successful candidate will
demonstrate a thorough understanding of what it takes to produce daily news
content to support on-line, radio and television programming.

Producer in charge of assignment for all
afternoon/evening news gathering (to be assigned Senior Producer). This position is not platform specific; the
individual will be responsible for supplying content for all CBC plaftforms.

An extensive
demonstrated knowledge of the Atlantic Region is required.

Work must adhere to CBC journalistic and/or program
policies, standards and practices and the Producer is ultimately responsible
for ensuring that this occurs. Nevertheless, there is wide latitude for
initiative, independent judgement and creativity. There is a regular and
ongoing requirement to co-ordinate the work of others. This position is the editorial lead for
latenight news gathering content.

Key Tasks:
co-ordinate and supervise the work of personnel who contribute to the programs
or segment for which the Producer is responsible;

for editorial and assignment decision making

Is the
editorial lead for all evening platforms as delegated by Management.

Identify, develop and maintain contacts appropriate to the area of assignment;

Vet and
copy edit work of others

the order and importance of various elements of a program;

Conceives and develops program ideas and concepts.

Participates in
the preparation of program objectives.

organizes and co-ordinates the program or the components and/or segments of a
program, or programs.

all facets of a production including the performance of program and production
personnel, and freelance contributors.

Assure the
maintenance of 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
and participate in this activity as necessary.


You possess the following:
Objective Criteria:
degree or equivalent with five years’ experience of which three must
involve work in broadcasting or a closely related industry, which is directly
related to the area of assignment.

In depth
knowledge of national and international news.

ability to lead a programming team and ability to work effectively in a high
pressure, tight-deadline environment

with program creation and development

journalistic skills.

production and editorial skills

leaderships skills.

vetting skills.

coaching skills.

developed production skills.

digital/on-line knowledge.

of the relationship between network and regional programming; the national
assignment process; and the relationship between Radio and TV assignment.

A track
record of completing assignments independently.

Ability and
experience in leading the activities of a large program unit.

of CBC/Radio-Canada and RDI programs and mandates and CBC/Radio-Canada ‘s
Journalistic Standards and Practices.

Ability to
work flexible hours and weekends.

Ability to
work within tight timelines, often in unexpected overtime situation.

Ability to travel.

Subjective Criteria:
A passion
for strong journalism, critical thinking and innovative storytelling.

Ability to
work with various personality types and able to provide constructive feedback.

problem solver.

Able to
communicate effectively and cooperatively.

interpersonal skills.

Independent self-starter.

and ability to plan, prioritize and organize work flow.

should be capable of strong critical analysis.

Ability to
work effectively with other senior journalists, programmers and managers.

Ability to
work effectively under tight deadlines.

flexible and self-motivated.

Strong and
lively sense of programming.

organizational skills are required.

of the technical and studio requirements for producing a program

Ability to
work with other CBC programs/departments on specific projects

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.


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Job Posting

Aug 17, 2015, 7:20:31 AM

Unposting Date

Aug 31, 2015, 10:59:00 PM

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Halifax, NS, CA
Posted on: 2015-08-18
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