Senior Producer (English Services)

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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 Nova Scotia is seeking a Senior Producer to lead a team of journalists at our Cape Breton station and coordinate special programming initiatives throughout the province. You are part of the Nova Scotia leadership group that oversees the creation of editorial content on all of our media platforms.

Reporting to the Executive Producer, you will actively participate in the news agenda and ensure the quick and accurate delivery of breaking news in Cape Breton.

You have fresh ideas and technical expertise to create the quality programming Canadians have come to expect from us. You are someone who is always ready to explore new ways of creating content that is as distinctive, intelligent and innovative as the audiences we serve. 

As Senior Producer, you will champion new voices and new perspectives. ensuring CBC Nova-Scotia reflects the diversity of our entire community,

You will develop our journalists with training, feedback and development plans. You will be part of the hiring process for the Cape Breton newsroom. As a people leader, you help with any disputes, onboarding new staff and look for opportunities for growth for the team in the Cape Breton newsroom.

As assigned by the Executive Producer, you will also help coordinate special local, provincial and regional journalistic programming that requires a high degree of organization and editorial oversight.

You will help grow our audience and position CBC as a vibrant and relevant service valued by the people of Cape Breton.

Who you are and what you bring:

  • A people leader: you motivate your team with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A mentor: you understand inclusion and diversity and the meaning of belonging.
  • A strong journalist: excellent news judgment, critical thinking and judgment skills, vetting experience.
  • A creative storyteller: you understand the issues in Cape Breton and see the potential to share those stories with all Canadians.
  • A lifelong learner: advanced knowledge of broadcast, web, mobile and social media tools and industry trends.
  • Strong sense of self awareness and presence.
  • Unwavering focus on the needs of the audience and how to meet them. 
  • A strong collaborator: you understand how to lead and work with teams virtually. 
  • University degree with five years of relevant experience preferred.
  • 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.

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