Video Producer, assigned to Visual Storytelling

CBC

Job Position(s): Video Producer
Project Type: See Post
Job Date: Ongoing
Compensation: Paid - See Post
Union Status: Non-Union
Job Family Programming (TV-Radio-Web)
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) Full-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?
CBC/Radio Canada Vancouver is seeking a skilled video producer to join our visual storytelling team. 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. 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, social media, digital, radio and television. You will be required to work a variety of shifts, often independently and without supervision.
Under the umbrella of the Local Services Strategy of Content, Community, and Culture, 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.

Key Tasks
  • Conceives, pitches, develops, and edits story ideas and concepts. Participates in the preparation of content or unit objectives
  • 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
  • Leads and drives production methods with the latest changes to 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, news gathering, and consumer camera units 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 within the unit, focused on content production techniques and workflows.
We are looking for a candidate with the following:
  • Proven record of highly creative, innovative visual storytelling
  • Minimum 5 years directly related experience
  • Requires a superior level of technical knowledge and understanding of visual gathering, visual production and post-production methods with a focus on storytelling
  • Must have a 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 animation and graphics 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
  • Must demonstrate 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
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime and various shifts patterns, including overnights and weekends, as required
  • Must possess a 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 recruitment@cbc.ca.
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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