Montreal, QC

Radio Host (English Services)

Radio Host (English Services) - MON05502

Job Family Programming (TV-Radio-Web)
Primary Location Montreal
Position Language Requirement Bilingual (English / French)
Language Skill Levels (Reading / Writing / Speaking) C C C
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.
We’re looking for a creative, talented host for CBC Montreal’s afternoon radio show. This is a rare opportunity for the right candidate to help develop and then host a new show.
This is a contractual position of 12 months (with possibility of renewal), based in Montreal.
Who you are:
An exceptional journalist and leader, you thrive in the fast-paced, high-pressure world of breaking news and current affairs. You have the ability to go live and "off script" at a moment's notice. You are ready to contribute to the planning, design and organization of the program, propose program ideas, book segments, conduct interviews on and off-air and interact with program participants. Your interviewing skills and knowledge of current events are at least as strong as your presentation skills.
The Opportunity:
You will play an integral role in the Local Services strategy with a focus on three priorities:
Content: In this role, you will ensure that all CBC journalistic standards are met and that our stories are fair, balanced, accurate, thoughtful, immediate and resonate with the communities we serve. You will further our original storytelling You have a vision for representing the program and engaging with the audience on air, and on social media. You’re innovative and creative in your approach to stories and interviews. In their homes and cars, on their computers and mobile devices, you care about connecting with Montrealers and do so, on radio, digital and social media channels.
Community: You are passionate about Montreal and the people who call it home. You understand the diverse and changing population of greater Montreal and the importance of reflecting all our communities in our content. You know the people in the English-speaking communities in our listening area. You want to tell their stories and engage with them about what is new and changing where they live.
Culture: You are inclusive and open to others in the workplace, ready to collaborate and provide supportive feedback. You like teamwork and have proven you can lead by example. You are ready to coach and mentor new journalists. You are committed to continuous learning and development for yourself and the team.
Your Role:
Present and host local or network programs according to corporate standards and policies.
  • Stay abreast of news events in the areas covered by the program and maintain ties with different sources.
  • Do the research necessary for interviews and other program activities.
  • Write or adapt program scripts and, as needed, program promos.
  • During production meetings, participate in choosing program content and determining program planning.
  • Host programs (read prepared scripts, improvise, and ensure a smooth link between the various program segments).
  • Carry out taped or live interviews. Perform basic editing tasks for radio.
  • Converse with program collaborators on air. Host debates and phone-in shows.
  • Prepare, write and present theme capsules (weather, cultural and community calendar, etc.).
  • Participate in other programs. Serve as a narrator. Occasionally host special programs.
  • Present and read news headlines and bulletins.
  • Tape promos or read them live.
  • Provide live commentary of special events such as parades and sports and music events.
  • Research and choose music as needed.
  • Take part in public relations activities on behalf of CBC.
  • Perform the duties of commentator-interviewer as needed.
  • Carry out all other related tasks as needed.
We are looking for a candidate with the following:
A) Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or the equivalent.
  • Five years of on-air experience or the equivalent.
B) Competencies
  • Fluent in English.
  • Very good knowledge of French.
  • Extensive general knowledge.
  • Excellent knowledge of current affairs.
  • Good grasp of interview techniques.
  • Excellent diction and delivery.
  • On-air presence and ease.
  • Able to pronounce foreign names and words.
  • Able to analyze, synthesize and think critically.
  • Able to discuss a topic clearly.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Leadership skills as well as the ability to work within a team.
Selected candidates will be required to provide a proposal for the show or an audio sample/recording.

If this sounds interesting, please click on ''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.


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Category: Radio
H2L 2M2
Montreal, QC, CA
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Posted: Jun 03, 2019
Deadline: OPEN
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