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18 May 2022

Full-Time Video Producer (English Services) – CAL00532

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

Job Description



Video Producer (English Services) – CAL00532

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

Are you a highly creative, innovative, original visual storyteller that connects with contemporary Canada and has a proven track record of visual storytelling on diverse and underrepresented communities?


CBC News, Local and Current Affairs is seeking a skilled video producer based in Calgary to join our visual storytelling team assigned by Network News. You are a creative thinker who brings original ideas and innovative treatments to all platforms and has demonstrated skills in producing, shooting, and editing content at a high level with a digital mindset. You have strong ties to, and a deep understanding of, underrepresented communities and equity-deserving groups in Calgary and Alberta


Under the general direction of Network News and Local leadership, you will operate independently, or as part of the content teams to research, gather, package, and distribute or deliver media for CBC’s platforms including CBC GEM, social media, digital, radio, and television. You will be required to work a variety of shifts, often independently and without supervision. You care about the people you work with and have a deep appreciation for different perspectives, opinions, and experiences. You live and promote the values of diversity, inclusion, and respectful work culture.


Your work must adhere to CBC journalistic and/or program policies, standards and practices but there is latitude for initiative, independent judgment and creativity. Occasionally, there may be a requirement to coordinate the work of others, and assist and support others to content creation for the various platforms.


Main responsibilities:

  • Conceives, pitches, develops and edits story ideas and concepts. Helps to determine or influence the editorial direction of a story.
  • Develops visual story content including researching, writing, shooting, generating, and/or editing of written and visual material. Determines the visual style, pace, tempo, and format of the story item relative to each platform it will be published on including video, soundscapes, photo galleries, and other content items while ensuring that perspectives from diverse and underrepresented communities are considered.
  • Leads the development of new production methods using contemporary visual storytelling trends, practices, tools and techniques, to continually improve CBC’s content and best practices.
  • Performs location surveys and identifies special requirements such as audio, lighting, camera angles, and equipment, including production limitations.
  • Prepares, aligns, sets up, and operates small format, cinema, and traditional broadcast cameras and ancillary equipment, ensuring optimal visual, audio, and technical quality under prevailing conditions for multiple platforms and deadlines.
  • Ingests, transcodes, and/or processes images to improve overall quality or for specific creative effect within JSP guidelines.
  • Innovates and performs highly creative content gathering techniques for complex covert situations.
  • Provides technical guidance, expertise, and support, focused on content production techniques and workflows.


Your profile:

  • Proven record of highly creative, innovative visual storytelling.
  • Superior level of technical knowledge and understanding of visual gathering, visual production, and post-production methods with a focus on storytelling.
  • Experience reflecting diverse and contemporary communities.
  • Strong sense of creativity, initiative, and a high degree of responsibility for the accuracy and quality of work throughout the complete production cycle.
  • Professional photography skills and experience in journalism are an asset.
  • Skills and experience with motion graphics and compositing are an asset.
  • Drone experience and license are an asset
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and client service skills are required.
  • Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment while maintaining a professional attitude.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to pursue the acquisition of story elements with a minimum of supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Graduation from University or Community College in a relevant course of study or equivalent industry experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of directly related experience.
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime and various shifts patterns, including overnights and weekends, as required.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license as well as a driving record that meets the minimum requirements of CBC/Radio-Canada’s insurance company.
  • Possession of passport without travel restrictions including ability and willingness for domestic and international travel.


Please include a link to your online demo in your application.


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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