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Associate Producer

Associate Producer, CBC Books (English Services) - TOR06630
Job Family Media Production
Primary Location Toronto
Position Language Requirement English Only
Language Skill Levels (Reading / Writing / Speaking) - - -
Status of Employment Contract
Work schedule(s) Full-time
What it’s like working at CBC/Radio-Canada

At CBC/Radio-Canada, we create content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms. Our successes and accomplishments are driven by embodying and upholding values, which include creativity, integrity, inclusiveness and relevance.
Do you think you have the ability and drive to keep up with this exciting, ever-changing industry? Whether it be in front of the camera, on air, online or behind the scenes, you would be joining a team that thrives on making connections and telling stories that are important to Canadians.

Your role

Please note that this is a one year contract
Home to Canada Reads, Writers & Company with Eleanor Wachtel, The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers, Canada Writes and the CBC Literary Prizes, CBC Books features all of CBC’s rich literary content, major events, and programs, with the goal of making an impact by inspiring and influencing the choices of Canadian readers and writers.
Working under the direction and supervision of the Producer, the Associate Producer will support Canada Reads and other CBC Books projects.
Team CBC Books loves stories. Books, radio shows, podcasts, videos, live events...we love to share stories wherever and however Canadians want to find them. If you're looking for an adventurous, creative, passionate and determined team, we want to hear from you.
You should be a content producer who is as comfortable writing a blog post as clipping audio for a radio hit; an excellent planner who never fails to solve a logistical challenge; a lover of social media who knows how to delight and surprise in a tone that suits CBC Books; and a person who makes our key contacts feel like they are in the very best hands.
To be successful in this role, you'll be articulate, capable of managing multiple priorities, well-read, organized and able to assist Producers as needed.
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.
With appropriate direction from one or more Producers, plans, conceives, organizes, and/or develops the production and realization of content. Work will adhere to CBC journalistic and/or program policies, standards and practices. Nevertheless, there is wide latitude for initiative, independent judgement and creativity.
Key Tasks:
  • Organize and execute community events tied to CBC Books programming.
  • Assist in developing content, including writing, researching, and/or editing for web and radio.
  • From approved sources, assemble all required elements to build content (e.g. images, audio and/or video clips, etc.) and prepare them as needed (editing of clips and images).
  • Build and test content, ensuring adherence to the CBC Books style and standards.
  • Copy edit content created by others.
  • Develop and foster relationships with contacts that influence our projects.
  • Contribute to the growth of our social media channels.
  • Occasionally represent CBC Books at live events (e.g. book awards). These events may fall outside of regular office hours.
  • Maintain contact files and databases.
  • Answer audience mail, e-mail, and phone calls and manage contests.
We are looking for a candidate with the following:

Objective Criteria
  • University degree or equivalent. Degree in journalism or English or Canadian Literature is considered to be an asset for this role.
  • Minimum of two years' relevant experience during which you will have gained exposure to digital journalism and the technology of radio or television broadcasting.
  • Experience producing and managing the logistics of live events.
  • Experience managing relationships with stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of Canadian writers and publishers.
  • Experience with Content Management Systems.
  • Ability to moderate online communities and social media applications, including live chats and live web streaming, ensuring an appropriate level of discourse. Judgement is required in dealing with issues related to user-generated content, which includes the judgement to alert management to sensitive or questionable issues.
  • Experience with CBC platforms would be advantageous.
  • Experience producing content for radio would be considered an asset.
Subjective Criteria
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to clearly explain concepts to peers.
  • Good judgment and critical-thinking skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Capacity to work in a high-pressure environment and to meet tight deadlines, without sacrificing creativity or quality.
  • Enthusiasm for finding creative solutions to time-sensitive problems.
  • Ability to take critical feedback and incorporate it into the work.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing work patterns and methods.
  • Independent and self-motivated, combined with the ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity, and connection to diverse communities.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.
If this sounds interesting, please apply online! We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, 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 Diversity and Inclusion
section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to
You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website. All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment. We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest. In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest.
Wherever in the wording of the job description either gender is used, it shall be understood to include all genders.
Job Posting Date Sep 10, 2018, 7:31:07 PM
Unposting Date Sep 25, 2018, 6:59:00 AM


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