Position Title :

Senior Director, ICI PREMIÈRE (French Services) (Telework / Hybrid)

Status of Employment :


Position Language Requirement :

English, French

Language Skills :

English (Reading - B - Intermediate), English (Speaking - C - Advanced), English (Writing - B - Intermediate), French (Reading - C - Advanced), French (Speaking - C - Advanced), French (Writing - C - Advanced)

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.

Unposting Date :

2024-07-17 11 : 59 PM

This is a hybrid role with a mix of in-office and remote work. Work arrangements will be discussed with hiring managers per departmental guidelines.

Your role

Reporting to the Executive Director, Audio and Radio, you oversee the planning, programming, development and implementation of strategies focused on delivering innovative, compelling content to audiences across Canada.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing the strategy to achieve Radio-Canada programming goals and strategic priorities.

Your challenge :

  • Provide a relevant vision and evolve programming.
  • Demonstrate managerial courage and help grow market shares with innovative strategies.
  • Play a key role in consolidating the programming lineup with the goal of reaching new audiences.

Key responsibilities :

  • Contribute to ICI PREMIÈRE's vision and strategy in a competitive environment to create outstanding talk content while fostering an engaging work environment aligned with our values and Journalistic Standards and Practices.
  • Develop and evaluate the programming schedule consistent with the strategy.
  • Select and recommend program pilots to meet medium- and long-term schedule needs.
  • Manage day-to-day program development and production. Determine show mandates and approve the assignment and / or selection of teams consistent with goals and priorities.
  • Improve program content based on analysis of tuning levels with the Research team.
  • Manage human and budget resources in conjunction with Finance; set financial parameters and strategies for negotiations.
  • Plan workforce needs, evaluate human resources, approve new hires and terminations, and arrange training. Recommend amendments to collective agreements and production standards.
  • Identify marketing and communications priorities for ICI PREMIÈRE and work with the Communications team on strategy development.
  • Maintain the Corporation position's in the radio industry, identify market trends and opportunities, and create content that will build new audiences.
  • Act in an ethical and professional manner at all times and manage crisis situations.

What you bring :

  • University degree or college diploma in journalism, business or a related field
  • At least 10 years' experience in broadcasting or a related industry
  • At least 10 years' management experience
  • Expertise in programming and media content strategies
  • Digital content strategy experience
  • Financial and budget management experience
  • Experience negotiating and managing contracts (vendors, performers, musicians, partners, etc.)
  • Experience managing cross-functional teams
  • Experience managing collective agreements and / or unionized staff
  • Extensive general knowledge and in-depth knowledge of media and societal trends; close awareness of current events, culture and societal changes;

an established contact network in the media and creative industries

  • Knowledge of media trends and changes in media consumption, technology and competition in the industry
  • Knowledge of Radio-Canada programming, partners and resources
  • Creative leadership in developing innovative programming
  • Strong interpersonal communication and staff engagement skills
  • Significant experience in content development, project management and negotiation
  • Knowledge of media regulatory and governance structures, including rights management
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills in English and French
  • Availability and flexibility

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

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 redacted .

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.

Primary Location :

1000, Rue Papineau, Montreal, Quebec, H2K 0C2

Number of Openings : Work Schedule :

Work Schedule : Full time

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