Senior Producer, CANADALAND (Monday Show)

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POSITION: Senior Producer, CANADALAND (Monday Show)


OPPORTUNITY TYPE: FULL TIME-PERMANENT

REPORTS TO: EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

COMPENSATION: $62,000-$80,000

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2023


ABOUT CANADALAND:

Canadaland is an independent news and podcast company consistently producing some of the best audio journalism in the country. Through the ongoing support of our growing community of over 10,000 supporters and a wide range of advertisers and partners, we provide over 150,000 listeners a week with free, high-quality audio content focused on media, news, current affairs, politics, and more. Between our flagship show Canadaland, our broad slate of widely popular podcasts, and our critically acclaimed limited series, our journalism has become renowned in Canada and internationally for telling compelling stories not being told otherwise, for giving voice to a wide array or perspectives and points of view, and for sparking vital conversations about the past, present, and future of Canada.


ABOUT THE JOB:

We are looking for an experienced audio journalist to join the team of our flagship Monday podcast, CANADALAND. Each Monday brings a report, an interview, or a documentary on one key story that our listeners need to know about, need to know more about, or need to hear about in a whole new way. We are looking for an experienced, creative, technically adept and news-literate audio journalist to work with our host, managing editor, production team, and a growing network of reporters and contributors on increasingly ambitious episodes of CANADALAND.


This is a permanent, full-time, unionized position with benefits — including a health spending account, professional development funds, flexible hours, and paid vacation. Being based in the Greater Toronto Area is an asset, but not required. Candidates working remotely will work during business hours in the Eastern Time zone. Some evening and weekend work will be required.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • You’ll work closely with CANADALAND’s team, pitch show ideas, assess pitches, and take a lead role in developing and producing individual episodes.
  • Research topics, choose guests, and write questions for our host. You will produce and edit interviews.
  • Work with our host and Editor in Chief to schedule future episodes and keep the show relevant and responsive to the news cycle.
  • Gather audio, or work with freelancers to do so as necessary.
  • Work with our host, production team, and freelance contributors to write scripts, incorporate music and sound design, and deliver packaged, broadcast-ready podcasts, on deadline.
  • Produce audio documentaries, sometimes in collaboration with outside contributors who may rely on you for production expertise.
  • At various times, be called on to do a variety of tasks to support the show, from fact-checking and metadata entry to conducting interviews yourself.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Good news judgment and high journalistic standards.
  • A sophisticated sense of storytelling. You should have extensive experience figuring out how to tell a story, how to structure a story and how to fix a story that isn’t working.
  • Audio-production skills. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated high-level audio-editing ability and recording expertise. Candidates with intermediate audio-editing skills and a desire to deepen them may be considered.
  • Story ideas, and the ability to generate new story ideas, along with an enthusiasm for developing them into original pieces in a variety of formats.
  • Experience with news gathering and carrying out original reporting projects.
  • Familiarity with Canadian news, politics, and media criticism
  • A facility and willingness to collaborate and the ability to both take direction and to give direction.
  • An ear for great podcasts/radio, as demonstrated by your portfolio of finished work.
  • Experience with vetting show pitches and guiding a story development process.
  • Patience for the rigours of a newsroom, in which stories are killed, standards are upheld, and deadlines are met.
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt to shifting news and production plans on short notice.
  • A passion for audio journalism, curiosity about new storytelling formats, and a drive to build something great together.
  • Desire to work in a respectful, creative, and fun environment with other smart, decent people who value such things.
  • Fluency in French or another language besides English is a plus.

EQUITY STATEMENT:

Canadaland is dedicated to sharing stories and perspectives of and about the people, issues and events that shape our country, and we encourage respectful discussion and debate to foster greater understanding and empathy.


An integral component of this is Canadaland’s commitment to fostering an organizational culture that brings together people with different races, identities, abilities, experiences and skills. Canadaland is committed to reflecting the diverse communities we serve in the stories we present and also in our workforce. We encourage applications from diverse communities and welcome applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion.


ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT:

Canadaland encourages applications from qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the hiring manager to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to the accommodation will be addressed confidentially.


COMPENSATION: $62,000-$80,000

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, January 23, 2023