CBC/Radio-Canada Executive Producer (English Services)

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Executive Producer (English Services) - WHI00056

Job Family: Programming (TV-Radio-Web)

Primary Location: Whitehorse, Yukon

Status of Employment: Permanent, Full-time

CBC North is focused on attracting a diversified talent pool and ensuring that diversity informs how it recruits and develops its workforce. For more information, visit the Diversity and Inclusion section of our website.

Your role

CBC Yukon is looking for someone with a natural curiosity who loves to tell stories with compelling visuals, rich audio and great writing. The North is diverse and inclusive, a gold mine of interesting characters with stories that speak to the heart of our communities and cultures. It's a place of growth and change. We're seeing a rise in the rights and influence of Indigenous peoples, emergent immigrant communities and a major transition in the territorial economy. There are opportunities to learn, travel and build a career in the North. Join the team that serves the North as the people's broadcaster and leads the way in digital storytelling.

Come join us on this exciting challenge to explore new ways of telling stories and diving deep into the issues that matter to our audience.

Financial assistance is provided to help offset expenses related to relocation. In addition, allowances and provisions for employees working in isolated locations apply.

CBC North is searching for an editorial leader who is confident with leading a team of extraordinary Northern journalists. As the ExecutiveProducer, Daily News and Programming, you are a strong motivational leader, capable of pushing content boundaries on all platforms.  As a proven team leader -- unafraid of new challenges and confident of success -- you will communicate, effect and deliver on change.

You have an entrepreneurial spirit and are excited about taking our programming to the next level.  As such, you have a digital-first mindset and keep up to date with media trends.

We’re looking forward to meeting you if you:

  • Are a journalist with a passion for telling stories and connecting with our diverse audience wherever they are.
  • Have a desire to enable your team to develop innovative forms of local storytelling which will produce relevant content that reaches across diverse communities.
  • Are a motivational, inspiring team leader with an innovative and creative vision for the redevelopment of this important role.
  • Have a keen understanding of the audio and digital programming landscape of today, and a vision for where we should go next.
  • Understand how to build a strategy around the digital iterations of the program content (from social to online to podcasts), as well as an appreciation of cross departmental collaboration.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding and appreciation of diversity of perspective, opinion and experience so that it is reflected in all programming decisions.
  • Have the highest level of creative thinking and an ability to originate and develop innovative program or production concepts as well as techniques and procedures.

The Executive Producer is responsible for the following key tasks

  • Providing hands-on-editorial direction, while working collaboratively with producers and network news to cover major events.
  • Coordinating daily news with NorthBeat TV producers in Yellowknife, CBC North locations and as needed with Indigenous, Syndication and network news.
  • Liaise with Communications and support CBC-sponsored events with newsroom resources on all platforms as appropriate.
  • Providing program guidance around story coverage including length, deadlines, updates, treatments and value-added material, ensuring close collaboration between program units and news.
  • Planning, organizing, coordinating and monitoring all Yukon program content to ensure breadth of     coverage, variety of innovative treatments and quality of work throughout the day
  • Resource allocation, as well as budget and business outcomes.
  • Establishing a vision and measurable outcomes for programming and ensuring the team adheres to targets.
  • Providing strong direction throughout the day to the program team on - expectation around story coverage and development.
  • Planning, leading and assigning special event coverage.
  • Liaising with other programs and departments, including news and regions.
  • Developing staff by providing mentorship and opportunities to personnel assigned to the program, as well as freelance contributors, giving ongoing feedback and using the performance management process, and overseeing internships and scholarships.
  • Being the lead on journalistic policy, legal expertise and editorial judgment for the program team.
  • Performing all or part of the function or duties of producers as required.
  • Communicating with the audience, including responding to Ombudsperson complaints

We’re looking for a leader who has the following: 

  • Curiosity and knowledge of the Yukon and diverse northern communities.
  • A combination of relevant education and/or experience equivalent to a relevant degree with seven years’ experience, of which five must involve work in a leadership role in a newsroom.
  • A passion for journalism, critical thinking, analysis and innovative storytelling.
  • Solid journalistic skills with an understanding of legal and ethical issues.
  • Knowledge and experience working with digital media, radio, podcast.
  • Growth and continuous improvement mindset.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Demonstrated coaching and mentorship skills.
  • Experience leading and/or managing teams.
  • Proven ability to foster a safe and vibrant team culture.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as required, including early morning, evening, weekend and holiday shifts.
  • Ability to work within tight timelines.
  • Experience producing news on more than one platform (Asset).
  • Knowledge of CBC editorial policies, including mandates and CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices.

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.

Wherever in the wording of the job description either gender is used, it shall be understood to include all genders.

Please apply online at: https://rita.illicohodes.com/go/5f3ec1a1aefae805712d44b5/57c4706e4bc62d1419d4208b/en