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Senior Producer, CANADALAND

We are an independent news and podcast company producing the best audio journalism in the country. Through a mix of listener support and advertising, we provide 100,000 listeners a week with free, high-quality content focused on media, news, current affairs, politics, and more. 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 a creative, technically adept, and news-literate audio journalist to work with our host, our managing editor, another senior producer, our chase producer, and a growing network of contributors on increasingly ambitious episodes of CANADALAND.

What you’ll do: 

You’ll work closely with CANADALAND’s team as you pitch show ideas and assess pitches, and take a lead role in developing and producing individual episodes. You will research topics, choose guests, and write questions for our host. You will produce and cut interviews. Sometimes you will gather tape, or work with freelancers to do so. You will work with our host, production team, and freelancers to draft scripts, incorporate music and sound design, and deliver packaged, broadcast-ready podcasts, on deadline, always. You will make audio documentaries, sometimes in collaboration with outside contributors who may rely on you for audio-production skills. You will have the support of people both senior and junior to you, but as a member of a dynamic, collaborative team, you will at various times be called on to do all things, from fact-checking and metadata entry to conducting interviews yourself on topics you choose.

What you’ll bring:

  • High-level audio editing skills. You must be both quick and smart in how you cut. 
  • A sophisticated sense of story structure. You should have extensive experience figuring out both how to tell a story and how to fix a story that isn’t working. 
  • Experience with newsgathering and carrying out original reporting projects.
  • Familiarity with Canadian news and politics and with Canadaland Media. 
  • Collaboration skills and the ability to both take direction and to delegate. 
  • Experience with vetting show pitches and guiding a story development process.
  • A good ear for great podcasts/radio, as demonstrated by your portfolio of finished work.
  • Willingness and ability to train and mentor less experienced producers.
  • Patience for the rigours of a newsroom, in which stories are killed, standards are upheld, and deadlines are met.
  • Excellent news judgment and high journalistic standards.
  • 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.

The Senior Producer, CANADALAND, reports to the Managing Editor of Podcasts.

This is a full-time position based in Toronto, ON. Some evening and weekend work will be required.

Applications:

Please send a CV and short cover letter to [email protected] as a single pdf attachment. Describe your interest in the position and include two pitches for episodes, including your proposed guests and format (feature interview, doc, etc.)

Include links to examples of your audio work and describe your role in producing it.

Deadline: Monday, June 22nd, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT.

About working at Canadaland Media:

This is a permanent, full-time position with benefits — including a health fund, a training budget, flexible hours, and paid vacation. We are a growing company where compensation has increased every year over the past four years. 

Canadaland Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. BIPOC and LGBTQ+ people are encouraged to apply.

If you think you are right for this position, please apply, and let us know if you have relevant experience that we haven’t considered or which might be commensurate with other skills or experience described above.

 

Supervising Producer, Series

We are an independent news and podcast company producing the best audio journalism in the country. Through a mix of listener support and advertising, we provide 100,000 listeners a week with free, high-quality content focused on media, news, current affairs, politics, and more. We are looking for an experienced audio producer to join our team to oversee the production of limited series. From Thunder Bay to Cool Mules, our series have delivered compelling storytelling and original investigations to our audiences, winning accolades along the way. To oversee the creation of our new slate of series, we are looking for a creative, technically adept audio producer with excellent storytelling skills and demonstrated experience guiding small teams, who will work with the publisher, managing editor, and teams of hosts and producers you’ll help bring together. 

What you’ll do: 

You will work with producers, associate producers, and hosts to develop and produce original limited podcast series from start to finish. You will oversee and assist staff production teams, including facilitating and budgeting field deployments as necessary and ensuring that schedules are kept and deadlines met. On a daily basis, you will act as a sounding board for producers as they research, gather tape, craft story arcs, and write and edit each episode, and you will provide feedback on edits and mixes. On occasion, you may be called on to gather tape for, write, and edit episodes yourself. You may also act as lead producer of certain series, when scheduling allows. You will act as a liaison, ensuring clear communication between production teams, hosts, and those responsible for advertising and publicity. With the managing editor and publisher, you will evaluate pitches for future series, and look ahead to plans for them as required. Your guidance and oversight will ensure that the disparate stages and elements of the production process come together to achieve a coherent editorial, creative, and tonal vision for each series. 

What you’ll bring:

  • A sophisticated sense of story structure. You should have extensive experience crafting compelling arcs out of complex material, a creative approach to telling stories, and the ability to fix story structures that aren’t working. 
  • Experience developing and executing original reporting projects.
  • High-level audio editing skills. You must be both quick and smart in how you cut.
  • Experience overseeing small teams, demonstrating the ability to lead while building others’ skills, confidence, and ability to take initiative.
  • Strong organizational skills, and a healthy respect for schedules and deadlines. 
  • A collaborative approach to creative work.
  • Willingness and ability to train and mentor less experienced producers.
  • Familiarity with Canadian news and politics and with Canadaland Media. 
  • A good ear for great podcasts/radio, as demonstrated by your portfolio of finished work.
  • High journalistic standards.
  • Flexibility, including the ability to adapt production plans on short notice in response to changing events and information.
  • A passion for audio journalism, curiosity about new storytelling formats, and a drive to build something great together.
  • A desire to work in a respectful, creative, and fun environment with other smart, decent people who value such things.

The Supervising Producer, Series reports to the Publisher.

This is a full-time, year-long contract position (with the possibility of extension) based in Toronto, ON. Some evening and weekend work will be required.

Applications:

Please send a CV and short cover letter to [email protected] as a single pdf attachment. Describe your interest in the position and include a series pitch, as well as a portfolio of your audio work that makes note of your role in producing each sample.

Deadline: Monday, June 22nd, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT.

About working at Canadaland Media:

This is a year-long, full-time contract position with benefits — including a health fund, training budget, flexible hours, and paid vacation.

Canadaland Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. BIPOC and LGBTQ+ people are encouraged to apply.

If you think you are right for this position, please apply, and let us know if you have relevant experience that we haven’t considered or which might be commensurate with other skills or experience described above.

 

 

 

 

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