Senior Manager, Production Services, Media Production (English Services) – Regina, SK


    Job Family: Technical and Production

    Primary Location: Regina

    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

    The Senior Manager of Productions Services, Media Production for CBC Saskatchewan is a key part of the Local Services leadership team where you will plan, develop and recommend short and long-range operational and workflow goals and objectives to support the content-creation requirements and overall objectives for the region.

    With a strong focus on leading change, collaboration, inspiring and developing staff, creating an inclusive, diverse and creative work culture, and continuous improvement, you will provide a specialized technical and production guidance to program and content areas. This includes managing staff, physical assets and building management.

    Based in Regina and reporting to the Director of Journalism and Programming, you will be guided by the Local Services Vision, Purpose and Strategy and the pillars of Content, Community and Culture. This includes fully supporting the Local Services vision to “reflect Canadians to each other on every available platform, while creating a deep understanding of our communities and the people who live there – their passions, challenges, hopes and aspirations.”

    You will be responsible for planning, coordinating and directing staff and physical resources. You will also ensure that the station’s technical infrastructure and production resources comply with industry and CBC/ Radio-Canada standards, and use them effectively in executing daily content production.

    Key tasks:

    • In collaboration with the Director of Journalism and Programming and the CBC Saskatchewan leadership team, ensures that the goals and tactics of the Local Services Strategy are fully realized – including the visual/ video strategy for the Regina and Saskatoon teams.
    • Manages the daily operations of content production. Ensures adherence to CBC technical and production standards, journalistic, HR, Health and Safety and Finance policy standards.
    • Leads stakeholders to conceive, analyze and develop production methods and processes for meeting established and future content production requirements.
    • Supervises and directs all Production Services and Technology Services teams in collaboration with the Director of Journalism and Programming.
    • Develops training, development and succession planning for Production Services and Technology Services staff while ensuring all program platforms are supported and maintained. Conducts regular feedback and performance reviews with staff.
    • Keeps up-to-date on technology, workflow and audience consumption with content in the digital, radio and television platforms. Determines requirements and ensures implementation of facilities and equipment to facilitate daily and long-term content production.
    • Primary liaison with real estate and, as needed, building management landlords to ensure a safe, suitable, and supportive work environment.
    • Co-Chair local Health and Safety Committee and create a culture of safety, security, risk assessing and accountability.
    • Working with the finance manager and the leadership team, assists in evaluating and developing yearly budgets – as well as forecasts, tracks, controls and authorizes expenditures within predetermined limits.
    • Establish and maintain close partnerships with the various content creation lines, with a view to providing tailored, effective services.
    • Develops close working relationships with regional, network and French Services members to maximize coordination of resources.
    • Develops close working relationships with other senior managers of production services in the Prairie/ North region to surface and explore shared challenges and opportunities.
    • Clearly conveys organizational priorities to employees and partners.
    • Plans and implements internal and field content production for assigned departments.
    • Advises production teams and partners on the various production processes and resources, as well as on monitoring adherence to production standards.
    • Works jointly and confidentially with other managers, human resources and unions on various projects, committees, labour issues and contingency plans.

    We are looking for a candidate with the following:

    • Strong leadership/ team skills and proven ability to inspire and develop staff, and future leaders.
    • Proven experience in developing and sustaining engaged, high-performing and creative teams.
    • Experience creating a diverse and inclusive work culture – where people can do their best work – based on respect, understanding and integrity.
    • Strong communication – written and verbal – and collaboration skills.
    • Demonstrated strategic skills.
    • Excellent critical thinking and problem solver.
    • Creative, risk-taking leader with a thirst for learning – and desire to work in an environment fashioned by flexibility and agility rather than hard and fast rules.
    • Strong ability to analyze, understand and conceive workflow, process, teams and systems with a focus on resource optimization.
    • Strong understanding of media, digital and broadcast production and technologies.
    • Ability to develop, plan, communicate and implement strategy with a focus on change management.
    • Demonstrated group facilitation and people management skills.
    • Experience leading in a unionized work environment. Familiarity interpreting collective agreements.
    • Demonstrated tact, diplomacy and good judgement with internal and external business partners.
    • Proven budgetary management experience.
    • Able to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously with very tight deadlines.
    • Willing to travel.
    • Able to make fair, effective decisions quickly.
    • Able to work long hours and on weekends.
    • Five years of leadership and staff management experience.
    • Ten years’ experience in the content production or related field.

    Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

    If this sounds interesting, please 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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