Senior Manager, Journalism and Programming (CBC North) – Whitehorse, YK



    Senior Manager, Journalism and Programming (CBC North) – WHI00035

    Job Family: Programming (TV-Radio-Web)

    Primary Location: Whitehorse

    Status of Employment: Permanent, Full-time

    What it’s like working at CBC/Radio-Canada

    Financial assistance is provided​ to help offset expenses related to relocation. In addition, allowances and provisions for employees working in isolated locations apply.

    Break out of the ordinary. Live North where the air is clean and the stories are plentiful.

    CBC North is looking for a self-starter who loves to tell stories… all kinds of stories. The North is in transition.  We are seeing the effects of climate change, through crumbling roads and buildings. We’re seeing a rise in the rights and power of indigenous groups. And, we have lots of “characters”, who make great stories. There are good opportunities for learning and travel. We believe in doing quality work while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

    Your role

    CBC North is transforming the way it serves Canadians where they live. We’re more than leaders in Canadian content and more than the strongest inter-platform media company in Canada. We are community connectors, more local, more digital and more ambitious than ever.

    We are hiring a Senior Manager, Journalism and Programming to take charge of our Yukon operation.

    Based in Whitehorse, 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 stations across CBC North and across the CBC. We’re looking for someone obsessed with excellence, creating great, relevant content and a great place to work. This role is integral in changing how people connect to CBC at the local level.  This means deepening our original and enterprise storytelling and ensuring we talk about what matters most to people in the Yukon and across the North.

    You will deliver on this through a focus on three strategic 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. Because you are fearless, you won’t shape the editorial agenda, you will set it – not only what we cover, but how we cover it and how it rolls out on all platforms. You’re innovative and will inspire the team to try new things, new work flows and new story treatments.

    Community: The position leads the local news, programming and digital service in the Yukon and makes a significant contribution to the CBC’s network content. As the industry shifts, local news and community storytelling is more important than ever. You will understand the diverse and changing population in the Yukon and the importance of reflecting all our communities in our content. You will relentlessly pursue new perspectives and creative ways to engage the public to help inspire content on all platforms. You will set a new benchmark in editorial leadership around community stories.

    Culture: 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 will work with other leaders across the North/Prairie Region – and the rest of the country – to further the Vision, Purpose and Strategy of Local Services and the overarching goals of CBC.

    We are looking for a candidate with the following:

    • Advanced knowledge in journalism and program production.
    • Knowledge of effective management and change-management techniques and strong financial skills are vital.
    • Advanced leadership skills are required to inspire and direct creative, self-motivated news and programming staff and teams. A proven record in developing people, providing developmental feedback that builds understanding, skill and resiliency.
    • Thorough understanding of the CBC’s journalistic, programming, financial, human resource policies and collective agreements is important.
    • Knowledge of the law as it relates to broadcasting and journalism is important.
    • An agile, creative mind is essential to develop and evaluate programs and to develop ideas for programs on a daily basis.
    • Intelligence and the ability to think both laterally and linearly are essential to manage a wide range of circumstances every day.
    • The ability to make decisions rapidly and frequently usually under pressure.
    • This job requires excellent communication, collaboration, interpersonal skills as well as cultural sensitivity and awareness.
    • A strong understanding of the Yukon community, as well as Canada’s North.

    Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

    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  Talent and Diversity  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

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