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Associate Producer, assigned to Digital (English Services) - EDM00617 full-time

Location: Edmonton
Company Name: CBC/Radio-Canada ()
Category: Communications, Copywriting / Writing
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Associate Producer, assigned to Digital (English Services) - EDM00617

Job Family: Programming (TV-Radio-Web)

Primary Location: Edmonton

Status of Employment: Permanent, Full-time

What it’s like working 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 Edmonton is looking for a digital associate producer to join our team working on Radio Active, our afternoon current affairs radio program.

As a member of a close-knit team, you will write and publish multimedia-rich stories for our digital platforms. This could include writing stories, selecting or taking photos, posting video, writing headlines, soliciting and verifying user-generated content (UGC) and crowdsourcing material to the benefit of all CBC News and Current Affairs platforms.

You have lots of ideas and a fresh approach to telling stories in the digital world. You know how to write, edit, and package digital news and current affairs content. You know the ins and outs of social media, and know how to select and edit photos and encode video. You are comfortable chasing your own stories as well as writing them based on interviews gathered by your colleagues.

You will play an integral role in the Local Services strategy with a focus on three priorities:

  • Content: In this role, you will ensure that all CBC journalistic standards are met and that our stories are fair, balanced, accurate, thoughtful, immediate and resonate with the communities we serve. You will further our original, enterprise and investigative storytelling and ensure we are talking about what matters most to people throughout the country. You’re innovative and will try new things, new workflows and new story treatments. You inspire others to do the same.
  • Community: As the industry shifts, local news and community storytelling is more important than ever. You will understand the diverse and changing population in Canada and the importance of reflecting all our communities in our content.
  • Culture: You live and promote the values of diversity and an inclusive and respectful work culture.

We are looking for a candidate with the following:

  • University degree in journalism or equivalent with a minimum of two years of recent, related experience.
  • Ability to generate, pitch and pursue strong story ideas.
  • A strong proven connection to the community.
  • A proven work ethic in diverse teams.
  • Experience and proven ability with various technical platforms such as social media tools, photo editing, digital cameras, live chats, content management systems, etc.
  • Ability to write stories based on gathered interviews or live-streamed events, filling gaps as needed.
  • A willingness to learn and tackle new tasks across all CBC platforms.
  • Sound news judgment and ability to work effectively under newsroom deadline pressure.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; a standout colleague.
  • High energy and enthusiasm towards journalism.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s licence as well as a driving record that meets the minimum requirements of CBC/Radio-Canada's insurance company, other classes considered an asset.
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts including early starts, late finishes and weekends.

Please include additional documentation or a link to your online demo or website, blog or video in your cover letter.

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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