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Associate Director, Northbeat/Igalaaq

CBC North
April 10, 2022
Job Type
Base Salary
$ 53k - 73k + (Isolated benefits of 18.5 - 25k in addition)


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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

As someone who supports our programming activities, you are adept at understanding client needs and designing and implementing creative solutions. You take interest in anticipating future trends and strive to keep us at the forefront of broadcast technology – all to ensure we can deliver our programming to our audiences how, when and where they want it.

In the role of Associate Director, your primary objective is to organize and contribute to the preparation, production and post production of the two daily television broadcasts of CBC North. In this position, there is a regular requirement for independent judgment and initiative.  At the same time, there is a high requirement for accuracy and attention to detail as well as the coordination of the activities of others.

You will demonstrate success in your role by preparing line-ups/rundowns and other required paperwork, and assisting in the presentation of scripts.  You are required to screen and time segments and whole programs noting necessary information, ensuring needed revisions are made in line-ups and scripts, and informing all affected personnel of any changes.  You direct performers and crew members during live and recorded productions, based on instructions received from the Producer or Switcher/Director. You accurately time live shows and ensure that the producer and all other interested parties know whether the show is running on time.

There is also a requirement to act as a Media Librarian where you will catalogue and shot list news items, select, preserve, retain, research and manage audio and audiovisual documents in accordance with the rules and principles of library and information sciences and with corporate standards and policies.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing


You possess:
  • Graduation from Community College with a diploma in Radio and Television Arts or the equivalent.
  • A minimum of three years of relevant experience, either in the CBC or elsewhere in the industry.
  • Knowledge of Avid editing systems.
  • Knowledge of iNews and CBC production tools.
  • Experience directing would be an asset.
  • Ability to maintain a cataloguing system to manage library material and the circulation of materials.
  • Capable of preparing detailed summaries of the content of programs and/or library holdings.
  • Operates equipment required to perform library tasks.
  • Ability to screen broadcast material and select stock footage, prepare shot lists, classify and index material.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a deadline driven environment where there are multiple deadlines and priorities each and every day.
  • Strong communication skills; oral and written.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills.
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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