Production Automated Director, Freelance, Bell Media
in Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: 409342
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Req Id: 409342

At Bell, we do more than build world-class networks, develop innovative services and create original multiplatform media content - we advance how Canadians connect with each other and the world.

If you're ready to bring game-changing ideas to life and join a community that values professional growth and employee wellness, we want you on the Bell team.

The Bell Media team creates and delivers the best Canadian and international content across our digital media, television, radio, and out-of-home advertising platforms. We're looking for innovative team players ready to take some of the most well-known entertainment brands in the country to the next level.

  • Configures, implements and directs automated production control room sequences in the vision of production partners
  • Aptitude to respond with agility to last minute editorial changes and technical issues
  • Provides all production teams with clear direction during the broadcast
  • Collaborate with Production to design and implement changes to the overall show presentation
  • Ensures adherence to approved technical standards and reports errors, faults or deviations
  • Lead and maintain a positive work environment in the control room
  • Maintains equipment, software and technical apparatus in a state suitable and available for production use by ensuring their proper operating condition
  • In the case of technical or program failure, makes substitutions or adjustments as necessary to maintain continuous service. Assist broadcast personnel in solving problems
  • Coordinate activities regarding program delivery and presentation
  • Operating video switching equipment, character generators, audio, playback/AVID Airspeed, camera video control operation, prompter and other associated technical equipment as required
  • Camera operation as required
  • Organize and rehearse all elements of the program to ensure talent and crew are fully prepared
  • Constructs and maintains computerized program presentation database and operates program presentation equipment
  • Acquiring various remote broadcast signals
  • Ensure that all items to be used in the program are prepared to defined standards
  • Responsible for the timing of the production, its elements within it and communicating with master control
  • Other duties as required
  • At least 7 years experience in media production
  • Extensive knowledge of live media production tools and their function, including video distribution systems, broadcast graphics implementation, audio routing hardware and audio processing software
  • Previous experience with Ross production devices and Lawo audio support systems
  • Excellent computer skills including knowledge of iNews or other NRCS
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team while ensuring the highest production value
  • Proven creative ability
  • Ability to effectively delegate assignments
  • Superior planning, negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Fundamental editorial judgement
  • Experience directing live TV is an asset


Adequate knowledge of French is required for positions in Quebec.

Additional Information:

Position Type: Media - Freelancer
Job Status:
Temporary - Part time
Job Location:
Canada : Ontario : Toronto
Flexible work profile:
Full-time in office (meaning that you will be required to perform your work on-site)
Application Deadline: 03/24/2023

All team members are expected to reside in Canada and within a reasonable commuting distance from their work location to ensure that they are able to come to the office as required, whether the visit is planned or unplanned.

Please apply directly online to be considered for this role. Applications through email will not be accepted.

At Bell, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it. We're committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible workplace where every team member feels valued, respected, and supported, and has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. For a confidential inquiry, simply email your recruiter directly or [email protected] to make arrangements. If you have questions regarding accessible employment at Bell please email our Diversity & Inclusion Team at [email protected].

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About Bell

Canada’s largest communications provider, Bell is at the forefront in delivering world-leading broadband networks, the next-generation services consumers and businesses rely on, and the media content that Canadians want the most.

Joining the Bell team puts you at the centre as we connect Canadians with each other and the world. Recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and a Best Diversity Employer, Bell offers a wide range of career opportunities: network engineering, research & development, customer service, IT, media production, marketing, finance and many more.

Our more than 50,000 team members in every province and territory of the country work in an environment that promotes collaboration, creativity and professional growth, while the positive impact of Bell Let’s Talk is reflected in our award-winning mental wellness workplace programs.

If you’re looking to bring game-changing ideas to life, we encourage you to consider joining the Bell team.

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