Associate Producer, All in a Day (English services)
Ottawa, ON
Job Family Programming (TV-Radio-Web)
Primary Location Ottawa
Position Language Requirement English Only
Language Skill Levels (Reading / Writing / Speaking) - - -
Status of Employment Permanent
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.

Please note that this is a full time permanent position.
Monday- Friday 9:30 - 5:45 (subject to change)

Your role

All in a Day is the number one drive-home radio program in the nation’s capital. If you’re the right person for this job, you are brimming with new and creative ideas to help keep the show rooted in the hearts and minds of its loyal audience. You’re on top of what’s going on in the city whether it’s the latest from established politicians at city hall or the fastest rising cultural hotshot in Ottawa.

As one of the Associate Producers for All in a Day, you will pitch ideas with community connections and strong news hooks, too. You will assist in developing program content including writing, researching, and/or editing as needed. You will prepare scripts that fit the tone of the show, and help organize the participation of interviewees, creative contributors and other participants. You’ll do the necessary research to ensure the program’s host is well briefed and you’ll prepare the questions designed to provide the audience with the information it needs to thrive in our city.

Key Tasks:
Contributes ideas for program content; participates in the preparation of program objectives.
Develops and maintains contacts in a range of diverse communities around the region.
Obtains studios, crews, lines, uplinks, remotes and other technical and production resources required by the program on behalf of all Producers and freelancers.
Assists in developing program content including writing, researching,field recording and/or editing. Prepares scripts; ensures adherence to the style and format of the program.
Adheres to the Journalistic Standards and Practices of the CBC.
Organizes the participation of interviewees, creative contributors and other participants, develops background, introduction, and line of questioning, conducts or arranges for any necessary research, and ensures the briefing of hosts. Maintains contact files.
Participates in the evaluation of all aspects of the production.
Edits audio gathered from a variety of sources and ensures that it is packaged in the tone and style of the program.
Writes and posts, as required, a variety of digital content related to the program.
Understands social media tools and uses them to improve the program in a variety of ways.

As required, performs the following tasks:
Selects music, sound effects and/or actuality.
Produces program elements.
Directs a program, either live or pre-packaged, in studio or at a remote location.
Assigns, direct and coordinate the work of other personnel working on a project for which the Producer is responsible.
Logs programs and music in appropriate information systems.
Develops an ongoing knowledge of and relationship with members of the audience.
Gathers visual material including video and photographs to enhance digital, print, and social media platforms as required.
Skills and understanding of how to gather quality video and photographs is a strong asset.

We are looking for a candidate with the following:
University degree or equivalent, with at least 2 years related experience.
Demonstrated ability to research and gather information from a variety of sources.
Demonstrated ability to write for radio.
Demonstrated knowledge of social media tools and online digital platforms.
A strong news sense with an awareness of contemporary political, economic, cultural and social issues of importance to this community.
Good technical and production skills, an aptitude for editing on DALET and excellent computer skills.
Demonstrated technical skills such as recording interviews in studio, recording two-ways, etc.
Knowledge and understanding of the CBC/Radio-Canada's Journalistic Standards and Practices.
This is an English-language position. Ability to speak, read and write in French is a strong asset.
A valid driver's license is an asset.
A career objective as a radio producer.
Curiosity, imagination and flexibility.
Solid analytical skills.
An ability to generate original and innovative material.
An ability to work independently as well as with members of the radio production team.
An ability to work effectively under pressure and deadlines.
A desire for self-development and personal growth.
Knowledge of CBC/Radio-Canada programming.
A sense of humour.
An understanding of CBC Ottawa’s goals and priorities.
An understanding of the needs of the Ottawa audience.
A robust contact list that includes diverse communities and individuals across Ottawa
A proven ability to tell stories from a wide range of perspectives.
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; however, 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 Aug 23, 2019, 8:47:38 AM
Unposting Date Sep 10, 2019, 1:59:00 AM