Producer (French)

  • Full Time
  • Ottawa
  • July 26, 2024

Website CPAC

Be a part of championing the voice of Canadian democracy. Join CPAC to protect and build on 30 years of unfiltered access to the people and events that shape our democracy in Canada. The Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC) is Canada’s window on parliament, politics and public affairs. As Canada’s only national, bilingual media outlet focused exclusively on politics, we are unique in the Canadian media landscape.

The Role

Based in Ottawa and reporting to the Executive Producer, CPAC is seeking a francophone journalist to join our editorial team, who’s main assignment is with CPAC’s daily political program L’Essentiel, to oversee the production of programs, stories and segments. This is a great opportunity for an individual who is keenly interested in storytelling and embraces the challenges of producing content that engages the unique needs of different audiences across all platforms. The chosen individual will possess strong journalism skills combined with an ardent appreciation and knowledge of all things political.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Produce the daily French current affairs program, L’Essentiel;
  • Develop program, story, and segment ideas;
  • Write segments of the show;
  • Provide leadership and advice to production personnel on technical, journalistic and aesthetic development of program, story and segments;
  • Conduct research and identify story/program focus, guests, visual elements, treatment, budget, and schedule;
  • Book and brief guests;
  • Make required arrangements for crews, feeds or other technical elements in collaboration with the operations Coordinator;
  • Coordinate the production of program segments and story concepts with regional freelancers/resources;
  • Input required compliance data and program information into Broadview and Dalet;
  •  Participate in staff, program and other corporate meetings as required;
  • Maintain necessary program files and records;
  • Ensure that all production expenses authorized are within budget;
  • Undertake other related tasks as assigned by the Executive Producer;
  • Develops and maintains positive work relationships with supervisor, coworkers, managers, consultants, talent, the public;
  • Creates an environment that recognizes, supports, respects, and welcomes diversity of employees.

Qualifications (knowledge, skills and experience required:

  • Undergraduate Degree in Journalism or Media Arts, or the equivalent combination of education and media experience;
  • Three to 5 years professional experience in television news or a combination education and experience;
  • Excellent French language skills in order to write and produce content for broadcast and for digital purposes;
  • Understands and maintains current knowledge of the Canadian political system, and of current and emerging issues and trends;
  • Excellent analytical and synthesizing skills; inquisitive, creative and a self-starter;
  • Excellent writing skills, including familiarity with Canadian Press style;
  • Advanced knowledge of video editing and video asset management platforms, computer system operation and maintenance, hardware and software;
  • Knowledge of video-editing principles and techniques;
  • A strong track record using digital platforms for journalistic content;
  •  Proficiency with Adobe Premier, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.;
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines;
  • Has excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Has strong project management skills and experience;
  • Able to work flexible, irregular hours;
  • Develops and maintains positive work relationships with supervisor, co-workers, managers, consultants, talent, the public and contacts;
  • Intervenes diplomatically to determine or mediate a solution when encountering difficult or confrontational situations;
  • Understands group and interpersonal dynamics;
  • Promotes an environment that recognizes, supports, respects and welcomes diversity of employees.

This is a full-time, regular position with competitive benefits.

Deadline for Applications: July 26th, 2024

CPAC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds who are eligible to work in Canada.

If you need assistance in making the recruitment process or the position you are applying for more accessible, please let us know. Alternate arrangements may be offered to individuals who request them at any stage of the recruitment process. All information received in relation to arrangements will be kept confidential.

Please submit your application in confidence to:

1750-45 O’Connor Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1A4
Attention: Lindsay Daigle, Human Resources Manager



To apply for this job email your details to

Events / Conferences