Weekend Producer-Host (English Services) - VAN00991

CBC/Radio-Canada
Vancouver, BC V6B 4A2
Canada

Category
Industry
Broadcasting / Radio / TV / Film / Video
Application Closing Date
9/24/2022
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
Yes
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time

Job Description

CBC/Radio-Canada

 

Weekend Producer-Host (English Services) - VAN00991

Job Family: Programming (TV-Radio-Web)

Primary Location: Vancouver

Status of Employment: Permanent, Full-time

 

Work 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

CBC British Columbia is looking for a dynamic Host/Producer for North by Northwest, the province’s number one rated weekend morning radio show. This is a permanent full-time position.

We are looking for an engaging and smart journalist who can program CBC B.C.’s weekend mornings on CBC Listen and CBC Radio One. As host-producer you connect our community. You generate program ideas, book guests, write scripts, edit audio and technically take the show to air. You are a companion for the audience and engage with them regularly on air, online and in person, in the community. You also have great range, understanding that weekend listeners are in a different space and you must know how to reflect that in both content and tone.

You are passionate about British Columbia, have knowledge of the different regions of the province and are committed to putting a spotlight on people and stories with a wide range of perspectives from across the province.

You have an interest in the music scene in British Columbia and a feel for the kind of music people want to hear when they are easing into their weekend morning routine. You are plugged into the arts and the creative community and have a strong desire to give listeners the knowledge, insight and confidence to understand cultural and current events.

You are a well-read, strong writer with an eclectic range of interests in topics both B.C. and beyond -- from social issues to politics to how the economy affects lives. From history to pop culture, climate change and everything in between. As an interviewer, you are an active listener who seeks clarity and understanding, anticipating what the audience needs and wants to know.

You have an ability to be a leader in upholding and demonstrating the highest of CBC’s journalistic standards and practices on the program.

It’s imperative that you are a self starter, able to work independently on the show you host and produce, while also able to forge strong relationships with other programs and staff. You collaborate with our newsroom to bring the show’s content to all our platforms. You are familiar with digital storytelling and you fully embrace social and digital media.

You bring your own, unique experiences and perspectives to the team. You are curious about different cultures and communities and open to a range of ideas and opinions.

You understand that using a full range of tones, including humour, is key to strong current affairs programming. You are enthusiastic about experimenting with talk formats, including taking risks with innovative treatments of topics. And you don’t take yourself too seriously!

You are comfortable going on the air live at any time, reacting to breaking news and changing events, updating and remaking the program as needed.

You are a natural storyteller with a proven ability to discover and bring to life -- in the field and in the studio -- the people and issues that reflect British Columbia today.

You will play a key role in helping us connect with, and grow, new audiences through the range of stories and perspectives presented on the program, as well as through regular outreach and public events across British Columbia.

Key Tasks:

· Work to ensure the program mandate is always reflected in the show.

· Conduct multiple daily live and taped interviews.

· Write and perform scripts.

· Find relevant music for the show and write music scripts.

· Perform a variety of tasks associated with the preparation and on-air presentation of program material on radio, digital and social.

· Conceives of, and produces original stories and concepts.

· Build relationships with a diverse cross section of key community leaders in our many communities to enhance our understanding of the province and to increase the range of voices and perspectives on the program.

· Keeping on top of important news developments throughout the day with an eye to ensuring the program is always relevant and topical.

· Moderate and participate in public events.

· Operates the sound board while hosting as the show goes to air.


 
Job Requirements
We are looking for a candidate with the following:
• University degree or equivalent.
• At least five years of comparable and relevant experience.
• Engaging, curious, spontaneous and intellectually challenging on-air and online personality.
• Wide range of genuine interests, knowledge and insight, reflecting curiosity in many current affairs topics, and an ability to make them relevant to existing and new audiences.
• Widely-read, knowledgeable and nuanced thinker.
• Strong writer.
• Exemplary journalistic skills, demonstrated through interviewing critical thinking and innovative storytelling.
• Openness to diverse perspectives and ideas, and differing points of view, is critical.
• You bring unique personal experiences and perspectives to the show.
• Embraces editorial leadership role.
• Possess strong technical skills, including board operation, field recording and audio editing.
• Knowledge of and creative ideas around the use of social media and digital platforms to connect with and grow audiences.
• Strong knowledge and understanding of, and/or connection to underrepresented communities across British Columbia is key.
• Cultural awareness and sensitivity.
• Ability to function independently.
• Ability to work effectively under deadline pressure.
• Ability to build relationships and contacts inside and outside CBC.
• Broad knowledge of the province with life experience in different parts of British Columbia is considered an asset.
• Must be able to travel to public forums and events across the province as required.

Please provide a cover letter and samples of on-air work. May be subject to an audition in English and knowledge testing.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

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 recruitment@cbc.ca

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.

Please apply online at: https://rita.illicohodes.com/go/63066f11ff5a431ed6749019/51fc022458b70066fae4a25d/en