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


Branch Halifax NS CA

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

Editorial lead for weekend context. Editorial lead for all Weekend platforms as delegated by Management. What it’s like working at CBC/Radio-Canada….

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.

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

successful candidate will demonstrate a thorough understanding of what it takes
to produce daily news programs, radio current affairs programming and a solid understanding
of the digital news requirements. 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 weekend context.

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

Is the
editorial lead for all Weekend 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:
University 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.

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

Experience with program creation and development

Solid journalistic skills.

Strong production and editorial skills

Proven leaderships skills.

Demonstrated vetting skills.

Demonstrated coaching skills.

Highly developed production skills.

Strong digital/on-line knowledge.

Understanding 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.

Knowledge 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.

Creative problem solver.

Able to communicate effectively and cooperatively.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Self-motivated, Independent self-starter.

Initiative and ability to plan, prioritize and organize work

Candidates 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.

Creative, flexible and self-motivated.

Strong and lively sense of programming.

Excellent organizational skills are required.

Understanding 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, 7:22:24 AM

Unposting Date

Aug 31, 2015, 10:59:00 PM

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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Halifax, NS, CA
Posted on: 2015-08-17
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