Edmonton, AB

Executive Producer News (English Services) - EDM00724



Executive Producer, News (English Services) - EDM00724

Job Family: Programming (TV-Radio-Web)

Primary Location: Edmonton

Position Language Requirement: English Only

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

Are you a creative, dynamic and people-focused senior journalist looking for a new leadership challenge in a busy, daily newsroom?


CBC Edmonton is looking for an executive producer to lead our news operations.


Reporting to the director of journalism and programming, the executive producer will lead our teams who gather and produce daily and enterprise news content across platforms, including digital, social, radio and television. In this role you will work alongside the executive producer of programming and engagement to steer our journalism and our people into an increasingly digital future and help us reach a new generation of Albertans.


As such, we are looking for someone who is a champion both of great journalistic content and of the people behind it. Could this be you?


As the executive producer of news, you will oversee daily news coverage decisions and be the go-to person on journalistic policy and judgment. You will have experience leading teams covering all aspects of news, from breaking events to investigative projects, and will have a keen knowledge of legal risk management. You will ensure that all our work adheres to CBC’s Journalistic Standards and Practices and that it upholds our core principles of accuracy, fairness, balance, impartiality and integrity.


You will be creative and innovative, working with the rest of the leadership team to develop new forms of storytelling on all platforms. You’ll approach your work with an open mind and a genuine curiosity, and you’ll be comfortable challenging assumptions and seeking out a variety of perspectives to better reflect our audiences and their stories.


You will be a strategic thinker: you are able to set direction and delegate effectively, but you aren’t afraid to roll up your sleeves and do the hard work. You understand that daily news can be a flat-out sprint to deadline, with myriad complex decisions to make along the way, so organizational skills are key. And you know how to balance out the daily demands with longer-term projects and strategy.


As a leader, you are naturally collaborative, skilled at navigating conflict and change, breaking down silos and championing team success. You are a mentor at heart, and are deeply invested in developing a representative and inclusive culture.


Your responsibilities:

  • Alongside the executive producer of programming and engagement, oversee CBC Edmonton’s daily operations, focusing on daily, enterprise and investigative news gathering, digital and social publishing, and radio and TV news programming.
  • Provide editorial oversight to ensure our content is original, relevant and impactful, and elevates a range of voices and perspectives.
  • Make editorial coverage decisions that align with CBC’s Journalistic Standards and Practices

Provide guidance on legal risk management.

Monitor audience and industry trends, and develop ideas and approaches for future opportunities.

Coordinate and oversee live and breaking news specials.

Oversee staffing and scheduling decisions.

Identify and develop emerging talent within and outside CBC Edmonton, and actively support efforts to improve the recruitment of candidates from underrepresented groups.


Your profile:

  • Demonstrated experience leading teams in a fast-paced daily multi-platform news environment.
  • Excellent journalistic and critical thinking skills, including a deep knowledge of the legal and ethical issues related to journalism.
  • Superior communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • A strategic thinker with a proven track record of executing on a vision.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise both quick editorial judgment and long-term planning.
  • A high-energy leader with a positive, team-first attitude and the ability to motivate and coach teams, encourage creativity and embrace experimentation.
  • Demonstrated skills in talent recognition, development and retention.
  • Experience and commitment to developing content strategies to feature new voices and perspectives and to connect with new, younger and more diverse audiences.
  • A strong proven connection to the communities we serve in Edmonton and northern Alberta, and a deep and nuanced understanding and appreciation of diverse perspectives and lived experiences.
  • Strong people management skills with a keen desire to live and promote the values of diversity and an inclusive and respectful work culture.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours as required.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s licence as well as a driving record that meets the minimum requirements of CBC/Radio-Canada's insurance company.
  • University degree in journalism or equivalent with a minimum of seven years of journalism experience.


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: EDM00724
Category: Radio
Edmonton, AB, CA
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Posted: Jan 24, 2023
Deadline: OPEN
Type: Full-time
Experience: Senior
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