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Executive Producer

CBC North
August 24, 2021
Whitehorse, YT,
Job Type


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 North - Yukon is searching for an editorial leader who is confident with leading a team of extraordinary Northern journalists. As the Executive Producer, Daily News, you are a strong motivational leader, capable of pushing content boundaries on all platforms.

You have an entrepreneurial spirit and are excited about taking our programming to the next level. As such, you have a digital-first mindset and keep up to date with media trends.

You have a desire to enable your team to develop innovative forms of local storytelling which will produce relevant content that reaches across diverse communities. All of which supports the local services strategy around Community, Content and Culture.

Key Tasks include: 


● Providing hands-on-editorial direction, while working collaboratively with producers and network news to cover major events.

● Working with CBC Yukon staff to identify and execute innovative journalistic projects that provide value to our audience and support our mission.


● Coordinating daily news with Northbeat TV producers in Yellowknife, news producers, current affairs producer and managers in CBC North locations, and as needed with CBC Indigenous, syndication and network news teams.

● Liaising with communications and support CBC-sponsored events with newsroom resources on all platforms as appropriate.


● Providing guidance around story coverage including length, deadlines, updates, treatments and value-added material, ensuring close collaboration between program units and news.

● Planning, organizing, coordinating and monitoring all Yukon news content to ensure breadth of coverage, variety of innovative treatments and quality of work throughout the day.

● Providing support to the Yukon Current Affairs and Assignment Producer as required.



We are looking for a candidate with the following: 
  • A combination of relevant education and/or experience.
  • A passion for journalism, critical thinking, analysis and innovative storytelling.
  • Solid journalistic skills with an understanding of legal and ethical issues.
  • Resilience.
  • Experience working with digital media.
  • Growth and continuous improvement mindset.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Innovative ideas within the journalism/media industry and a proven track record of executing them.
  • Demonstrated coaching and mentorship skills.
  • Experience leading and/or managing teams.
  • Proven ability to foster a safe and vibrant team culture.
  • Experience living in northern Canada and speaking an Indigenous language is an asset.
  • Curiosity and knowledge of the Yukon and northern communities.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as required, including early morning, evening, weekend and holiday shifts.
  • Ability to work within tight timelines.
  • Experience producing news on more than one platform (Asset).
  • Knowledge of CBC editorial policies, including mandates and CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices.
  • A university degree or equivalent with seven years’ experience, of which five must involve work in a leadership role in a newsroom.
  • Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.
    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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