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CBC/Radio-Canada Associate Producer, Radio Active (English Services) (On Site) in Edmonton, Alberta

Position Title:

Associate Producer, Radio Active (English Services) (On Site)

Status of Employment:


Position Language Requirement:


Language Skills:

English (First Official Language), English (Reading), English (Speaking), English (Writing)

Work 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.

Unposting Date:

2024-07-31 11:59 PM

This role requires full time on site presence.

Your role

Are you an ambitious self-starter and collaborative team player who is passionate about local news and current affairs?

CBC Edmonton is looking for an associate producer to join our team working on Radio Active , our afternoon current affairs radio show.

Under the direction of the senior producer, you will chase and produce compelling radio interviews and stories that provide audiences with the news they need to know each afternoon. At 3 p.m. each weekday, you will head into the studio and direct the live show, where you will oversee the pace and rollout of the program by the on-air team, while keeping an ear to any breaking news you need to chase to ensure the program is as up-to-date as possible.

You’re not intimidated by this fast pace and the tight deadlines; instead, you thrive on the adrenaline rush that comes with working with a small, close-knit team on live, local radio. You always have an abundance of original ideas and story pitches, and you will use that drive, as well as your great community contacts, to find creative ways to treat the big news stories of the day on Radio Active and broaden the program’s reach through digital and visual storytelling.

You understand the diverse and changing population in Edmonton and northern Alberta, and the importance of broadening the range of perspectives, experiences and points of view reflected on our programming, especially those from people who have been traditionally underrepresented in the media. In your work, you will ensure CBC journalistic standards are met and that our stories are fair, balanced, accurate, thoughtful and immediate.

This role requires full time on site presence.

Your responsibilities:

  • Pitch well-researched ideas that will engage and inform the audience while deepening our community connections and elevating a range of voices.

  • Chase and book interviews and help set the hosts up for success through scripting and background information.

  • Conduct research and interviews, gather and edit audio, write radio scripts, and package and present content on-air as required.

  • Coordinate with colleagues across platforms to broaden Radio Active’s content offer on digital, video, social, streaming and podcasting platforms.

  • Assist the senior producer in building the show lineup and run sheets, and vetting scripts.

  • Studio direct Radio Active live between 3-6 pm.

  • Respond quickly to breaking news events as they unfold.

  • Distill large amounts of complex information under tight time constraints.

Your profile

  • Demonstrated experience working in a fast-paced daily news environment.

  • Ability to generate, pitch and pursue strong, original story ideas.

  • Strong news judgment and a demonstrated ability to react quickly to breaking news and changing priorities, and chase multiple stories at once.

  • An understanding of Alberta’s political landscape, economic drivers and demographics, and a strong proven connection to the communities we serve in and around Edmonton.

  • A proven work ethic, strong communication skills and a positive, team-first attitude.

  • Strong writing and audio editing skills, experience working with a program lineup, and experience directing a live program.

  • Willingness to learn and tackle new tasks across all CBC platforms.

  • A strong desire to live and promote the values of diversity and an inclusive and respectful work culture.

  • Possession of a valid driver’s licence as well as a driving record that meets the minimum requirements of CBC/Radio-Canada's insurance company.

  • University degree in journalism or equivalent with a minimum of two years of recent, related experience.

  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours as required.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

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 (http://cbc.radio-canada.ca/en/working-with-us/jobs/diversity-inclusion-cbc-rc) 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 (http://cbc.radio-canada.ca/en/vision/governance/corporate-policies/values-ethics/conduct) . 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 (http://cbc.radio-canada.ca/en/vision/governance/corporate-policies/human-resources/conflicts) . 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.

Primary Location:

123 Edmonton City Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 2Y8

Number of Openings:


Work Schedule:

Full time

At CBC/Radio-Canada (http://cbc.radio-canada.ca/en) , 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.