Toronto, ON

Producer Classical Music (English Services) - TOR08807



Producer, Classical Music (English Services) - TOR08807

Job Family: Programming (TV-Radio-Web)

Primary Location: Toronto

Status of Employment: Permanent, Full-time


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

CBC Music is looking for a Producer to join our classical music team. On programs such as In Concert with Paolo Pietropaolo, Saturday Afternoon at the Opera with Marion Newman, Centre Stage and Choral Concert, we aim to stretch the boundaries of classical music to reveal the rich and fascinating breadth of work by today’s contemporary composers, along with underrepresented composers of the past.


As Producer, you will help curate concert performances and classical recordings from Canada and the world, and you will introduce the top Canadian and international composers, conductors, ensembles and soloists to listeners nationwide. CBC Music is central to the career development of young classical artists, and you will help drive Canada’s classical music agenda.


Under the direction of the Executive Producer and in collaboration with our team of Producers, Associate Producers and Hosts, you will pitch, research, write, direct, edit and master programs and/or program segments for broadcast and on-line audiences.


You are a clear communicator who is capable of managing multiple priorities and you embrace CBC Music’s commitment to reflect the Canada in which we live today. Your connection to younger and diverse audiences, and a comfortable fluency with social media and digital platforms, will help more people discover and enjoy our classical content. Your deep knowledge of classical music and opera combined with a flair for creative, original storytelling and a passion for sharing exceptional performances make you an ideal fit for this role.


Main responsibilities:

Program Production

  • Select music for broadcast on classical music and opera programs
  • Generate ideas for features, specials and integrated projects for on air and online. 
  • Research and write scripts for features, specials and programs
  • Direct live and pre-taped shows as required
  • Offer constructive feedback for hosts on stories, show arc and production
  • Listen critically to live concert recordings and give tactful and constructive feedback to performers, presenters and producers
  • In-studio sessions or live concert recordings, provide feedback to recording engineers and performers. This requires the ability to read a full score and to direct musicians on how to make improvements to their performance.


Strategy and Relationships

  • Participate in setting objectives and program strategy
  • Communicate regularly with other classical and non-classical Producers and Hosts
  • Pitch ideas for growing social media audiences for classical music
  • Maintain relationships with local, regional and national classical concert presenters
  • Continue existing partnerships; instigate and nurture new collaborations
  • Maintain relationships with external partners such as the Metropolitan Opera and the European Broadcasting Union
  • Respond to audience mail as required
  • On occasion, contribute to other teams and projects within CBC Music


Your profile

  • University degree in music or equivalent training and experience in classical music
  • Minimum of five years' relevant experience during which the candidate would gain exposure to radio or television broadcasting
  • Familiarity with audio recording and editing software.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of international classical music history and artists
  • Extensive knowledge of Canadian classical soloists, ensembles, orchestras, conductors and composers; historical and emerging
  • Ability to read a musical score
  • Strong writing and editing skills 
  • Ability to express complex musical ideas and opera storylines in an accessible and entertaining way
  • Ability to draw connections between a range of musical styles and eras, and make them relevant to today's audience
  • Familiarity with social media platforms including Facebook, TikTok, Instagram
  • Strong relationship building skills 
  • Good judgment and critical-thinking skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a high-pressure environment and with tight deadlines, without sacrificing creativity or quality
  • Ability to take critical feedback and incorporate it into the work, and to offer critical feedback with grace
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing work patterns and methods
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to clearly explain concepts to peers
  • Independent and self-motivated, with the ability to work well in a team environment
  • An attitude and work ethic that inspire those around you
  • Commitment to continuous learning and personal growth
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity, and connections to underrepresented communities
  • Ability and willingness to work on Saturdays during the Metropolitan Opera Season (mid-December to mid-June) when required


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 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


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: TOR08807
Category: Audio / Music
Toronto, ON, CA
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Posted: Oct 30, 2022
Deadline: OPEN
Type: Full-time
Experience: Intermediate
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