Applicant Bank: Assistant Director – TV Production (English Services) – TOR07751

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  • Post Date : March 28, 2021
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Applicant Bank: Assistant Director – TV Production (English Services) – TOR07751

Job Family: Technical and Production

Primary Location: Toronto

Status of Employment: Short term

Deadline date: April 2, 2021


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.


The opportunity

At CBC in Toronto we are always on the lookout to hire new casual talent. Currently we are looking for Assistant Directors to work on the studio floor and in the control room.


Please note these are casual (temporary, on-call) opportunities and shifts may include being assigned to work flexible hours, including early mornings, late nights and weekends.



Taking direction from the Producer, Switcher Director and/or Director, the Assistant Director will organize and contribute to the preparation, production and post-production work for television or other media. You will be interacting with talent and working with a team of dedicated professionals delivering the best program possible each and every day to our audience. You bring a desire to consistently deliver your best in a professional environment. Assistant Directors are assigned primarily to the control room or the studio floor.


Overall Responsibilities:

  • Attend production meetings and provide input regarding program content and production requirements.
  • Collaborate with specialized contributors to ensure that all production requirements are met.
  • Mark scripts for the director and any other specialized production personnel who require them.
  • Request facilities, as well as necessary technical, design and post-production resources and ensures coordination of these bookings during the development and modification of the production schedule.
  • Arrange craft, production personnel, and talent on live or recorded productions.
  • Ensure the proper selection, recording, playback and editing of recorded items, including feeds of segments of shows from other locations.


Control Room Duties:

  • Responsible for timing a live or pre-recorded show and communicating show elements using a standardized method.
  • Prepare line-ups/rundowns and other required paperwork.
  • Screen and time segments and whole programs noting necessary information, ensuring any revisions are made in line-ups and scripts and the appropriate people are informed.
  • Prepare camera shot lists and arrange production elements for the director.
  • Prepare cue sheets for taped shows to ensure correct local and network presentation, packaging and transmission.


Studio Floor Duties:

  • Review line-ups/rundowns and other required paperwork and ensure updates are communicated to all affected personnel and talent.
  • Prepare and readies production elements for the Director and/or Producer.
  • Directs performers and crew members during live and recorded productions, based on instructions received from the Producer or Director.
  • Ensure basic production continuity.
  • Coordinate mics and IFB’s for talent and guests.
  • Coordinates audience requirements.


What you’ll bring:

  • Graduation from a community college with a diploma in Radio and Television Arts or the equivalent.

A minimum of three years of relevant experience.

Backtiming skills are an asset.

Leadership skills are an asset.

Demonstrated ability to work in a deadline driven environment.

Strong communication skills; oral and written.

Strong attention to detail.


Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.


If this sounds interesting, please click on ”Apply online”. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected 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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