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Producer, Assigned to Indigenous Languages

CBC North
August 23, 2021
Job Type


Work at CBC/Radio-Canada

We are hiring a Producer of Indigenous Languages to take charge of our Northern language programming on radio, TV and digital.

The successful candidate will be a leader with vision and compassion, who can bring out the best in a team and can collaborate well with other programming teams across CBC North. This means deepening our Indigenous language broadcasting and ensuring we talk about what matters most to people in the communities across the North.

The Indigenous Language Producer is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of Indigenous language programming for CBC North.

You ensure that program story assignments are made, followed, and tracked as required for the programs.

You ensure that our story efforts are coordinated with web, radio and TV, between our various programs, and with the Assignment Producer to ensure we are on track with the development and progression of stories.

You will lead a team of diverse, talented and passionate people. You will develop their talent, coach them, support them and inspire them to new heights. You live and promote the values of diversity and an inclusive and respectful work culture.

You’re innovative and will inspire the team to try new things, new workflows and new story treatments, such as podcasting, across all platforms: radio, television and digital.

You will understand the diverse population of the Territories and the importance of connecting and reflecting all our communities in ways that deepens our connections to each other.

Key Skills

  • Determines story placement, if required or where there may be a conflict between programs.

  • Helps identify stories and chases that have potential video, web and TV possibilities and co-ordinates with those producers.

  • Participates in daily story meeting, and does check-in calls with the radio programs;  keeps track of the daily chase lists for radio programs and the outlook file.

  • Works with shows and producers to identify the need for more in-depth journalistic work and works with radio hosts and producers to get the help they may need.

  • Plays a leadership role in identifying and developing special projects for the North region.

  • Works with the program hosts to ensure show lineups are complete. This may include booking, recording, and editing interviews or other segments for the program, writing intros and scripts, and occasionally backfilling for the producer.

  • Provides feedback to staff working on the programs and works with leadership to establish regular program reviews.

  • Oversees story selection, production, line-up, vets scripts for interviews, music selection.

  • Oversees daily story contributions for the program.

  • Books, records, and edits interviews; writes/vets intros and other material for the program.

  • Ensures preparation of lineup and filing of daily program logs.

  • Provides feedback to program hosts.

  • Identifies possible video, web, social media treatments for show stories

 We are looking for a candidate with the following: 

  • Leadership skills to inspire and direct creative, programming staff. Experience in developing people, providing feedback that builds understanding, and skill.
  • A strong understanding of Canada's North.
  • Strong skills in one of the 8 Indigenous languages that CBC North broadcasts in would be an important advantage and asset.
  • Belief in the value of public service broadcasting.
  • Knowledge of journalism and program production.
  • Knowledge of effective management and change-management techniques.
  • Knowledge of CBC’s Journalistic Standards and Practices.
  • An agile, creative mind to develop and evaluate programs and to develop ideas for programs on a daily basis.
  • Excellent communication, listening, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of podcasting would be an advantage.

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.

Wherever in the wording of the job description either gender is used, it shall be understood to include all genders.

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