Video Producer (English Services)

Website CBC/Radio-Canada

Video Producer (English Services) – VAN00994

Job Family: Media Production
Primary Location:  Vancouver 
Position Language Requirement:  English Only 
Language Skill Level (Reading)  –
Language Skill Level (Writing)  –
Language Skill Level (Speaking)  – 
Status of Employment:  Permanent
Work schedule(s):  Part-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 Vancouver is seeking a part-time skilled video producer to join our visual storytelling team for three days a week on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The successful candidate will be 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 Metro Vancouver and British Columbia.

Under the general direction of News 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,vertical and 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.

Under the department of the News, Current Affairs & Local, 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. 

Please note this is a permanent, part-time opportunity (Friday to Sunday).

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.

 We are looking for a candidate with the following: 

  • 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.
  • 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, including national travel as required.
  • Possession of a valid passport, valid driver’s license as well as a driving record that meets the minimum requirements of CBC/Radio-Canada’s insurance company. 

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

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.

Job Posting Date: Jan 19, 2023, 9:31:49 AM
Unposting Date: Feb 2, 2023, 11:59:00 PM

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