CBC/Radio-Canada – Production Manager, CBC Music (English Services) (CN)

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

Under the direction of the Senior Director of Production, you will be responsible for the production and financial management of content produced for CBC Music and Q on a variety of platforms and the general overall management of those units.  

Responsibilities include planning, budgeting, forecasting and reporting. Overseeing all production logistics. General management of the workflow and requirements for these areas. 

You will contribute to the strategic priority of creating content that is more local, reflects diversity, engages with younger audiences while keeping a focus on increasing revenue.

Key tasks
  • Creates and plans budgets for programs in collaboration with the production team, technical producer and program area management.
  • Decides level of funding for each production component.
  • Decides initial production and technical boundaries, with consultation from producer and or TP.
  • Controls and authorizes program expenditures.  Evaluates financial status on a continuous basis.  Analyzes budget variances and recommends a course of action to maintain budget integrity.
  • Determines which suppliers and personnel best meet production requirements.  Determines level of spending for each production component according to overall budgetary restrictions.
  • Coordinates and oversees all aspects of pre-production, post-production and production including all remote location and office logistics. 
  • Negotiates for the acquisition of goods and services for the production for both internal and external sources. 
  • Interprets and applies talent and labour agreements, CBC policies and CBC/industry business practices. 
  • Initiates and liaises with Business Affairs department for the preparation of contracts. Administers contracts to ensure adherence to agreed terms.  Ensures compliance with sound business practice on a per unit basis. 
  • Negotiates and prepares talent and labour contracts.
  • Evaluates feasibility of production schedule.
  • Works with Editorial Leads to achieve optimum deployment of personnel and services.  Daily operational decisions required for production and unit.
  • Prepares and presents summary of the financial position of the programs/series on a continuous basis.
  • Forecasts the financial position at year end and the program cost totals.  Prepare cost summary reports of completed programs and assesses results with a view for future productions.
  • Decides allocation of expenditures within a program/series.
  • Coordinates staff and delegates responsibility, in conjunction with the Producer, to ensure the smooth operation of the program unit. 
  • Hires freelancers as required.  Counsels production unit, performers, crew and staff.  Contributes to the cohesiveness of crew.
  • Analyzes program budget proposals for productions and recommends alternatives.  As required, prepare budget proposals consistent with management expectations.
  • Evaluates feasibility of production plan in relation to submitted budget.
We are looking for a candidate with the following: 
  • 5 years relevant experience.
  • University degree or equivalent.
  • This position requires a thorough knowledge of the TV, radio and digital production process.  Ability to interpret labour and talent agreements, CBC Policies, Business Practices and CBC Corporate Structure.  High degree of facility with CBC Financial Systems (general ledger, resource planning, SAP, scheduling and tracking tools).  Strong computer skills are important, particularly Gmail, Google docs and Excel.
  • Contributes to the creativity and completion of programming.  Imagination and vision are required during the developmental stages of production budgeting and planning.  Continuous challenges require creative solutions to keep the production on schedule and budget.  Financial information must be provided in a manner to meet the needs of Producers, Senior Management and Finance.  These skills are used as part of the creative production process.
  • Ability to interpret and communicate abstract concepts.  This position requires good business writing skills.  Must be highly articulate and be able to listen, empathize, support and challenge others.  Interaction with others is a daily requirement.  Advise management on the intricacies of production for the purposes of corporation progress and change.  Most possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • This position is one of constant change and multiple priorities while juggling many productions and details.  This is a unique position within a production unit and requires the ability to work without supervision.  Must be able to maintain concentration, accuracy and control of the production requires an individual who can exercise good judgment, initiatives, problem solving skills and decision-making capabilities.
  • Long hours of standing, and/or continuous sitting will be required.  Requires moderate sacrifice to personal lifestyle to accommodate schedule.
  • Some travel required.
Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

 All employees of CBC/Radio-Canada are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of December 1st 2021 unless exempted based on a medical/religious ground. As per this requirement, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to all employees. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify if you meet the conditions of employment, you will be asked to provide an attestation confirming your COVID-19 vaccination status.

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.

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