Edmonton, AB

Director Journalism & Programming (English Services) - EDM00577



Director, Journalism & Programming (English Services) - EDM00577

Job Family: Programming (TV-Radio-Web)

Primary Location: Edmonton

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

CBC Edmonton is looking for a dynamic and digital savvy Director of Journalism and Programming to oversee all news content, radio current affairs, performance programming, and specials, based in

Edmonton, Alberta.  Reporting to the Senior Managing Director in Vancouver, you will be the face of CBC Edmonton and the most senior leader in the location.  You will be required to operate and manage with little to no direct oversight.  You’re accountable for the smooth operation of daily programming and long-term goals for the region and facilities.  You will be the sole manager for CBC Edmonton with all members (approximately 75 staff) of that component reporting to you. In addition, you will oversee and manage the work of the Communications Manager in Edmonton including the promotion of CBC Edmonton and its programming.


As the senior leader for CBC Edmonton region, you will be responsible to develop, implement and oversee short and long range strategic plans for regular daily programs, pilots, short-term projects, and specials ensuring they’re developed with an integrated multi-platform approach. As the leader of this innovative team, you direct the production and editorial flow of programming originating in the Alberta capital, ensuring a coordinated, organized system that strengthens the CBC brand, increases efficiencies and meets established priorities including digital.  As the sole, local leader for CBC Edmonton, you will be accountable to the public and the CBC Ombudsman for queries in the local market for Canada’s public broadcaster.  You are expected to be an advocate, spokesperson and the public representative of CBC in Edmonton by attending community events.  In addition, you will be accountable to organize and execute visits by CBC senior leadership, national dignitaries and high-profile Canadians.  You will be responsible for all editorial, human and financial resources.


This role is integral in changing how people connect to CBC at the local level. This means deepening our original and enterprise storytelling and ensuring we are talking about what matters most to people in Edmonton. Because you are fearless, you won’t shape the editorial agenda, you will set it. Not only what we cover, but how we cover it and how it rolls out on all platforms. You will have a proven ability to set a successful news strategy.   You’re innovative and will try new things, new work flows and new story treatments. You will set a new benchmark in editorial leadership around community stories. You are a strategic thinker who can find creative solutions to any challenge.


Community: As a senior leader with Canada’s public broadcaster, you will understand the diverse and changing population in Edmonton and the importance of reflecting all our communities in our content.


Culture: You will lead a team of diverse, talented and passionate people. You will develop their talent, inspiring them to new heights. You live and promote the values of an inclusive and respectful culture.


Content: In this role, you will ensure that all CBC journalistic standards are met and that our stories are fair, balanced, accurate, thoughtful, immediate, and reflect the communities we serve. You will also relentlessly pursue new perspectives and creative ways to engage the public to help inspire content on all platforms.


We are looking for a candidate with the following:

  • University degree.
  • Ten years related experience within the broadcast industry.
  • Advanced leadership skills are required to inspire and direct creative, self-motivated staff.
  • Knowledge of current affairs and news, performance programming, and law as it relates to broadcasting.
  • Knowledge and understanding of social, cultural, political issues, events, and trends.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of in-depth knowledge of multi-platform programming
  • Strong understanding of CBC’s journalistic programming, financial, human resource practices/policies and collective agreement(s) is important.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills, in addition to cultural sensitivity and awareness.
  • Critical thinking and the ability to make decisions rapidly under pressure without direct supervision.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.


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 Talent and Diversity 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


If this sounds interesting, please apply online! We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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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Additional Details

Code: EDM00577
Category: Radio
Edmonton, AB, CA
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Posted: May 03, 2018
Deadline: OPEN
Type: Full-time
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