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Associate Producer-English Services, CBC/Radio-Canada (Yellowknife, NT)


Associate Producer (English Services) - YEL00234

Job Family : Programming (TV-Radio-Web)

Primary Location: Yellowknife

Status of Employment: Permanent, Full-time

What it’s like working 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.

Your role

CBC Yellowknife 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.

CBC is reinvesting in the regions by creating new positions across Canada as part of our digital strategy. Come join us on this exciting challenge to explore new ways of telling stories and diving deep into how media is created, transmitted and consumed.

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

The Associate Producer assigned to radio current affairs will perform editorial assignments related to the gathering, writing and presentation of program material for all of our media platforms and especially for social media and radio programming.  You will participate in the production, direction and/or post-production of a program and/or program segment. You should be comfortable with the demands and needs of radio, online news production, audience engagement via social media, and proficient at managing multiple tasks during breaking news situations. You should be comfortable chasing and developing enterprise journalism and original research. You should be able to generate story ideas independently. Guidance and direction are regularly available from one or more producers, but there is latitude for initiative and judgment. There may be opportunity to coordinate the work of others and close cooperation with the program unit is essential.

You will play an integral role in the Local Services strategy with a focus on three priorities:

Content: In this role, you will ensure that all CBC journalistic standards are met and that our stories are fair, balanced, accurate, thoughtful, immediate and resonate with the communities we serve. You’re innovative and will champion new story treatments and new workflows, and will help create a diverse range of content on our radio, television, digital and social platforms. You’re not afraid to take creative risks, and you inspire others to do the same.

Community: As the industry shifts, local news and community storytelling is more important than ever. You will understand the diverse and changing population across the Northwest Territories and the importance of reflecting all our communities in our content.

Culture: You live and promote an inclusive and respectful work culture. You have a solid understanding of the diverse culture of northern Canada.

We are looking for a candidate with the following:

  • Strong organizational skills; ability to handle a variety of functions quickly and efficiently and meet multiple deadlines and handle multiple story chases.
  • Must be capable of original and creative thought in the production of news for online, radio, and social media skills.
  • Experience in booking interview guests, developing lines of questioning, writing focused introductions and preparing and writing tape segments.
  • Strong digital skills including the knowledge of Content Management Systems (CMS) and Social Media.
  • Ability to interact with the public on the phone and in person.
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills: must be a team player.
  • A strong, demonstrated understanding of the Northwest Territories and pan-Northern political and cultural landscape.
  • Must be able to solve problems independently and in-group discussions (openness to new ideas and approaches).
  • Ability to work flexible hours and overtime, is required.
  • University degree or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum of two years' relevant experience during which the candidate would gain exposure to journalism, computers, social media and the technology of radio or television broadcasting preferred.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

If this sounds interesting, please 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

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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