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Director Policy and Regulatory Affairs

Who We Are

The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) is the national voice of Canada’s private broadcasters, representing the vast majority of Canadian private radio and television services. CAB’s membership includes large national broadcasters as well as local and independent stations across the country, operating in multiple languages.

Canada’s private broadcasters are an integral part of Canada’s cultural landscape. They are vital to the creation and promotion of Canadian culture, employ thousands of Canadians in creative economy jobs, support the critical gathering and transmission of local and national news, and provide essential platforms for Canadian songs and programs. They are on the forefront of sweeping changes across the global media sector, and are engaging audiences in new ways.

 

About the Role

Reporting to the President, the Director, Policy and Regulatory Affairs will play a key role inbuilding the association’s knowledge capacity, and overseeing the organization’s vital regulatory, policy and research files.

This is a critical moment for Canada’s broadcasting sector. The Director will be actively engaged on multiple pieces of high–profile legislation and policy processes that will profoundly affect the future of Canada’s media landscape.

The Director will support the interests of CAB’s members through a diverse set policy and regulatory processes. They will actively collaborate with our members to gather intelligence, develop consensus, and provide strategic advice on regulatory and policy matters to the CAB’s leadership, Board of Directors and key committees.

The Director will play a leadership role and collaborate internally to help support CAB’s advocacy, communications and public relations activities with thoughtful analysis and strategic research.

 

What You Will Do with CAB

The Director:

  • Understands how to work within a federally regulated sector, and can provide meaningful insight, advice and contributions to CAB and its members on how best to approach its critical work in these areas.
  • Leads CAB’s regulatory activities, especially with consultation processes emanating from the Canadian Radio–Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) or other government agencies. Prepares CAB submissions in these critical processes, and monitors the activities of the CRTC and other agencies and government departments.
  • Consults with CAB’s members to develop effective regulatory and policy responses.
  • Leads CAB’s research activities, developing a relevant, meaningful and compelling set of econometric data on the broadcasting sector for use in a variety of regulatory, policy and public affairs processes.
  • Provides advice to key CAB committees, including the CAB Board of Directors, and prepares crisp and coherent briefing materials on key policy issues.

 

What You Bring:

  • A knowledge and passion for Canada’s broadcasting sector, including the policy and regulatory environment.
  • Ability to use initiative, be self–motivated and able to work independently, and work well under pressure to complete work under tight deadlines.
  • Five or more years of relevant experience working with regulatory processes, either on behalf of clients or within a regulator or government agency.
  • A degree in law, political science, communications, economics or other relevant field.
  • Excellent writing skills, with an ability to organize information coherently and to convey it in a compelling and concise manner.
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and efficiency, with an ability to multi–task.
  • Knowledge of Canadian copyright policy and Canadian content funding regimes.
  • Confident presentation skills, including public speaking at process hearings and to meetings of CAB members.
  • A commitment to providing high–quality work product, and a bias to action in identifying and addressing potential issues.
  • Advanced analytical, strategic thinking and problem–solving skills.
  • Ability to balance competing interests, and find solutions that align with CAB’s priorities, and the priorities of our members.
  • Collaborative approach, including seeking input and an ability to decipher, weight and integrate comments from key stakeholders.
  • Ability to communicate in French (oral and written).

 

Work at CAB

This is an exciting moment for CAB, as the association undertakes a process of building internal capacity to better serve its members and provide leadership on the most critical cultural policy issues of the day. In joining the CAB team, you will have an ability to:

  • Play an active leadership role in building the future of the association, including the development of strategic and research plans.
  • Work in a compelling cultural and economic sector at a critical moment in its evolution.
  • Interact with a wide range of private and public sector contacts.
  • Build your personal and professional skill sets in a variety of areas.

 

CAB provides a competitive salary and benefits package, including health and dental coverage.

To indicate your interest in this position, please submit your cover letter, resumé and any other pertinent materials to Sylvie Bissonnette via email (sbissonnette@cab–acr.ca)

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Additional Details

Category: Admin / HR
Location:
Canadian Association of Broadcasters
770-45 O’connor St.
Ottawa, ON, CA
K1P1A4
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Tags: Policies, Regulations, Media
Posted: Aug 14, 2022
Deadline: OPEN
Type: Full-time
Experience: Senior
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