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Toronto, (Canada)

Phone: 416-205-5995

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Executive Producer

Job ID: 50750
Job Views: 7558
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Job Category: Media-Journalism
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: Neg per year


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Job Description

Job Description

CBC/Radio-Canada has a diverse, talented workforce thriving in an environment that encourages sharing and learning. Many different people in a variety of roles come together to make CBC/Radio-Canada a stronger, more relevant and more dynamic public broadcaster. You too could be part of our team. Our programming is distinctive, intelligent, innovative, and entertaining, much like the people we're looking to hire. 


CBC Sports is looking for a Producer to be assigned as Executive Producer for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Reporting to the Head of Sports Programming, the successful candidate will guide and manage the hosts, on-air talent and the programming team. She or he will lead the editorial direction of the program, looking to expand its range and impact, while maintaining its excellence.


The Executive Producer is instrumental in assigning stories to be chased, monitoring development and creating a coverage plan for the Games. The successful candidate will also be expected to mentor and direct producers, on-air talent and the hosts. He or she must have the ability to identify and develop programming talent. The Executive Producer has responsibilities for the resources of the production unit and is expected to contribute to the planning function of the games. The successful candidate is expected to take an active role in department-wide and CBC initiatives.


Job Requirements

We are looking for a candidate with the following profile:


* University degree or equivalent and five years' experience of which three must nvolve work in broadcasting or a closely related industry 

* Significant experience producing live international multi-sports event programming 

* Experience writing, editing, and conceptualizing the content and flow of distinctive programming 

* Experience in sports journalism is desirable. The successful candidate must demonstrate solid editorial knowledge of national and international sports news and issues. 

* Extensive knowledge of international professional and amateur sports (special emphasis on Winter Sports and Hockey) 

* Proven ability and experience working with a sales/revenue department developing programming to meet client's needs, programming objectives, and financial goals 

* Experience meeting and presenting programming concepts to clients, sponsors and agencies 

* Strong leadership skills to motivate a programming team, on-air talent and host 

* Open to new ideas and approaches 

* Ability to forward plan while remaining topical and current 

* Highly developed interpersonal skills, able to communicate effectively and cooperatively.

* The ideal .successful candidate will have established relationships with the Canadian Sports Federations 

* A proven understanding of the CBC, the relationship between Sports, the network and regional programming 

* An understanding and appreciation of complex production and technical needs 

* An understanding and appreciation of the role of digital media in programming 

* Ability to work effectively in a high-pressure and stressful environment 

* Ability to travel as required and to work long and flexible hours


CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions.  CBC/Radio-Canada brings diverse regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of Canadians in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.


CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to reflecting the country's diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from people of any wealth of cultures, linguistic and ethnocultural communities, gender, sexual orientations, ages, religions and those with different abilities.


For more information, visit the Talent and Diversity section of our corporate website:


If this sounds interesting, we want to hear from you! We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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