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18 May 2022

Full-Time Associate Producer, The Calgary Eyeopener (English Services) – CAL00533

CBC/Radio-Canada – Posted by Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Job Description



Associate Producer, The Calgary Eyeopener (English Services) – CAL00533

Job Family: Programming (TV-Radio-Web)

Primary Location: Calgary

Status of Employment: Permanent, Full-time


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.


Your role

CBC Calgary is looking for an energetic, forward-thinking, creative Associate Producer to take on a vital role of associate producer of #1 rated radio morning show The Calgary Eyeopener. You will direct the program and participate in the production, direction and/or post-production of the morning show and/or program segments. You have very strong editorial and radio production skills. You play a key role in the morning crew, with significant influence for the tone of the program. You need news judgement for breaking stories, exceptional skills for verbal and written communication. Soft skills are very important, you have the ear of the host and have the can set the tone of the morning. It’s important to have a positive attitude.


You understand the diverse and changing population of Calgary and Southern Alberta and the importance of reflecting all our communities in our content.  Representing and understanding diverse communities is a priority for CBC; this position will play a key role in this initiative.


Guidance and direction are regularly available from one or more producers, but there is latitude for initiative and independent judgment. Work must comply with CBC/Radio-Canada journalistic and program policies, standards and practices. There may be opportunity to coordinate the work of others and close cooperation with the program unit is essential.


Key tasks:

  • Direct the live morning program.
  • Contribute ideas for program content; participate in the preparation of program objectives.
  • Assist in developing program content, including writing, researching, and/or editing. Prepare scripts; ensure adherence to the style and format of the program.
  • Organize the participation of interviewees, creative contributors and other participants; develop background, introduction, and line of questioning; conduct or arrange for any necessary research; and ensure the briefing of hosts. Maintain contact files.
  • Draft and post online articles related to the show as needed.
  • Promote program content on social media.
  • Participate in the evaluation of all aspects of the production.


As required, perform the following tasks:

  • Select music, sound effects and/or actuality.
  • Produce program elements.
  • Assign, direct and coordinate the work of other personnel working on a project for which the producer is responsible.
  • Edit and mix, or direct the editing and mixing of, audio and/or visual elements.
  • Write continuity texts; edit copy; edit and prepare announcements for broadcast or online posting.
  • Edit, encode, digitize and package audio and video material for a website using appropriate technologies.


We are looking for a candidate with the following:

  • University degree or equivalent.
  • Two or more years’ relevant experience during which the candidate would gain exposure to journalism, computers and the technology of radio/television broadcasting and digital services.
  • Experience in booking interview guests, developing lines of questioning, writing focused introductions, and preparing and writing tape segments.
  • Capable of original and creative thought in the production of news for radio, TV and digital platforms, with demonstrated writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; good team player.
  • Comfortable with the demands and needs of a daily radio morning show.
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to handle a variety of functions quickly and efficiently.
  • Ability to solve problems independently and in group discussions (openness to new ideas and approaches).
  • Ability to work early hours and overtime as required.
  • Understanding of the structure and workflow of CBC News and Current Affairs in regional centres, and ability to build and maintain strong relationships with counterparts in other centres.
  • Strong knowledge of Calgary and communities.
  • Ability to go live on the air and interact with the host.


Please provide a link to your demo or portfolio of the work you feel showcases your talents.


Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.


​​​​​​​All employees of CBC/Radio-Canada are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of December 1st 2021 unless exempted based on a medical/religious ground. As per this requirement, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to all employees. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify if you meet the conditions of employment, you will be asked to provide an attestation confirming your COVID-19 vaccination status.



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


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.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

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