Careers

Involved in broadcasting or want to be? Into Canadian politics and public affairs? Then we’d like to hear from you. CPAC offers challenging careers in a unique national public affairs broadcasting environment. Our broadcast center at the World Exchange Plaza in downtown Ottawa is a state-of-the-art facility just two blocks from the corridors of power — while Ottawa itself offers a quality of life that many feel is unparalleled.

CPAC is committed to the principle of employment equity. While remaining sensitive to the issue of fair and equitable treatment for all, we will seek to establish a workplace representative of the people we serve by implementing employment equity policies and procedures with respect to Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and women (i.e. “the designated groups”).


Career Opportunity: Translator

The Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC) is Canada’s window on parliament, politics and public affairs. As Canada’s only national, bilingual media outlet focused exclusively on politics, we are unique in the Canadian media landscape. We are seeking an energetic, detail-oriented translator to contribute to our coverage of Canada’s democracy in action.

THE ROLE:

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced candidate who is capable of quickly translating content from English to French and French to English for live television, digital, online, and print applications. Accuracy and speed are essential.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Produce flawless and creative translations appropriate for television, digital, web, and print within extremely tight deadlines;
  • Proof read and revise, in both English and French, name and context keys for live television, digital and web content, corporate correspondence as well as a variety of other documents.

QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED):

  • Translation certificate or degree in translation from a recognized institution;
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; exceptional ability to multitask;
  • Proficient in Word and other word-processing software, use of online terminology tools and resources such as Antidote, CP journalistic writing style;
  • General knowledge of CPAC programming, Canadian politics, broadcasting terminology;
  • Knowledge of Dalet and Broadview television software considered an asset;
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team of translators;
  • Ability to keep sensitive material confidential and communicate with internal and external clients in a professional manner;
  • Ability to work flexible, irregular hours and overtime as required.

Hours of work for this position are between 12pm-8pm.

Please submit your application to:
Director of Human Resources
CPAC
1750-45 O’Connor Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1A4
Fax: (613) 567-2741
EMAIL : careers@cpac.ca


Career Opportunity: Master Control Operator (Part Time)

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Complete playback of programming with closed captioning according to traffic schedule while ensuring that technical standards are met, and procedures are followed;
  • Respond to scheduling changes promptly and advise appropriate personnel in a timely manner;
  • Responsible for quality evaluation, troubleshooting, acquisition, and recording of multiple incoming signals;
  • Communicate effectively with feed originators, live production staff, producers, traffic, and management;
  • Accountable for the proper transmission and monitoring of the broadcast signals. Report any faults and abnormalities in transmission of the television signal;
  • Effectively operate the automation system, asset management software, and various peripheral equipment in the master control facility;
  • Work with engineering staff to report faults and ensure that integrity of master control facility is not compromised. Perform basic troubleshooting and equipment maintenance as required;
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED):

  • Personal Qualities: Innovation/Creative Thinking, Problem Solving/Judgement, Listening, Understanding and Responding, Interpersonal Skills;
  • Ability to work to exacting standards and procedures under high stress situations;
  • Must be a team player, able to communicate with other operators, management, and station personnel;
  • Must be able to work without supervision;
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, push, pull, reach, walk, and sit for extended periods of time;
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing;
  • Completion of a post-secondary television broadcasting program or equivalent experience in a television master control;
  • Knowledge of how to use waveform/vectorscope monitors and professional audio/sound field monitors;
  • Knowledge of various production equipment including servers, routers, switchers, graphic systems. Prior experience with Dalet, Chyron graphics, Crispin automation, Evertz routers and switchers is an asset;
  • Knowledge of standard and high definition video platforms, aspect ratios, and file based broadcast operations;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office including working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel;
  • Available to work any shift for a 24/7/365 operation including weekends, overnights, and holidays. Able to work on a rotating shift schedule;
  • Bilingualism (French/English) an asset.
Please submit your application to:
Director of Human Resources
CPAC
1750-45 O’Connor Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1A4
Fax: (613) 567-2741
EMAIL : careers@cpac.ca


Career Opportunity: Motion Graphics Designer

Make a difference with a team that’s passionate about connecting Canadians with their democratic institutions. The Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC) is Canada’s window on parliament, politics, and public affairs. As Canada’s only national, bilingual media outlet focused exclusively on politics, we are unique in the Canadian media landscape. We are looking for a creative media professional to join our innovative and nimble team as a Motion Graphics Designer.

THE ROLE:

The Motion Graphics Designer will create engaging visual content including videos, graphics, and amazing motion design assets. You will contribute at all phases of the creative process and work on a wide swath of projects from broadcast design to producing promotional content for traditional and new media platforms.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Produce world-class broadcast design and visual effects. Create complex 2D and 3D motion graphics and animations incorporating live video content for station branding, show intros, bumpers, snipes, and lower thirds.
  • Create show logos, graphic elements, marketing materials, ads, posters, etc.
  • Develop multimedia campaigns featuring eye-catching motion graphics and innovative designs for web and social media.
  • Provide creative input into all communications and marketing campaigns.
  • Contribute to the overall development of the CPAC brand and sub-brands in collaboration with agencies and freelancers and ensure consistency with the approved visual identities and brand standards.
  • Actively participate in brainstorming sessions with the development team to translate complex ideas into clear messaging and enticing visuals that capture the attention of the intended audiences.
  • Participate in brainstorm sessions.
  • Other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED):

  • Proven experience designing for video including at least 5 years of relevant television experience.
  • Highly creative, with an eye for design and a range of skills in motion design including video, animation, VFX, etc.
  • Self-motivated and deadline driven, with the ability to multi-task and manage time effectively while working on multiple campaigns simultaneously.
  • Solid organizational skills and a sense of urgency.
  • Immersed in broadcast and multi-platform design and on top of the latest design trends and developments.
  • Able to optimize content for various platforms including TV, social media, web, and print.
  • Expert skill set with Adobe Creative Suite, Boris, Trapcode Suite, and Cinema 4D.
  • Bilingualism is an asset.

This is a full time, regular position with competitive benefits.

You must submit a demo reel with your resume to be considered for this
position.

Please submit your application to:
Director of Human Resources
CPAC
1750-45 O’Connor Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1A4
Fax: (613) 567-2741
EMAIL : careers@cpac.ca


Career Opportunity: Graphics Designer

The Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC) is Canada’s window on Parliament, politics, and public affairs. As Canada’s only national, bilingual media outlet focused exclusively on politics, we are unique in the Canadian media landscape. We are seeking a dynamic graphic designer to create and implement world class graphic design elements for live and pre-packaged shows and to provide art direction and graphics for special projects.

THE ROLE:

CPAC is seeking an enthusiastic and creative individual to join our programming team. Based in Ottawa just steps from Parliament Hill, this is a great opportunity for a graphic designer who welcomes new challenges and thrives in a creative and fast-paced environment. The chosen individual will possess strong creative talents and a sound knowledge of Chyron Lyric. Bilingualism is an asset.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Creates compelling and comprehensive visual elements for broadcast & digital assets, and other promotional materials including print.
  • Works with CPAC’s programming/editorial team to design and create dynamic graphics for CPAC’s shows including but not limited to:
    • creation of all full quarter frame graphics
    • creation of special boards and charts as required for CPAC productions
    • creation of graphics for live productions
    • creation of graphics specific to special programs, segments and election coverage.
  • Develop and create prepackaged elements and templates with on-air CG system.
  • Work with CPAC’s Technical department in the creation, delivery, and integration of graphics, including the development of automation templates.
  • Work with CPAC’s Communication department to develop and deliver graphics for print items, online products, signage, and video displays, as required.

QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED):

  • Degree or diploma in graphic design or visual arts.
  • Five years’ experience in graphic design, specifically for television.
  • Possesses an excellent visual sense of composition.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of graphic design in a variety of media.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, After Effects, and Chyron Lyric.
  • Familiarity with video editing platforms.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and organize workflow, at times working under tight deadlines.
  • Must be independent, self-motivated and self-sufficient.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – develops and maintains positive work relationships with co-workers, supervisors and talent.
  • bility to work flexible hours, as required.
  • Preference may be given to candidates who are fully bilingual in English and French.

This is a full time, 12 month contract position, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants must submit a portfolio or demo reel with your resume in order to be considered for this position.

Please submit your application to:
Director of Human Resources
CPAC
1750-45 O’Connor Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1A4
Fax: (613) 567-2741
EMAIL : careers@cpac.ca


Career Opportunity: Bilingual Copy Editor

The Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC) is Canada’s window on parliament, politics and public affairs. As Canada’s only national, bilingual media outlet focused exclusively on politics, we are unique in the Canadian media landscape. We are looking for a detail-oriented writing professional to join our team as a Bilingual Copy Editor.

THE ROLE:

Reporting to the Manager, Communications, the Bilingual Copy Editor is responsible for all aspects of copy-editing and proofing for on-air broadcast elements, web copy, social media and external content. This individual works alongside a team of translators, producers, communications professionals, and administrative staff.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Copy-editing a wide variety of documents, including real-time on-air broadcast graphics, social media postings, digital and web content, communications materials, press releases, and publicity materials;
  • Providing limited substantive editing, when required;
  • Comparing English and French versions of a document to ensure consistency when a document has been translated;
  • Advising staff on language issues, including style, usage, specific terminology, grammar, and formatting;
  • Working with the translation team to maintain and enhance the terminology database and maintaining the translation/copy-editing database;
  • Maintaining the language Style Guide;
  • Providing expert advice to staff on best practices;
  • Other duties, as required.

QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED):

  • Highly developed English and French-language copy-editing skills;
  • Previous copy-editing and/or substantive-editing experience;
  • Superior oral and written skills in both English and French;
  • Excellent time-management and project-management skills;
  • Superior interpersonal skills;
  • Well-developed decision-making and problem-solving abilities;
  • Excellent research skills;
  • Advanced computer literacy;
  • A degree in communications, publishing, translation, journalism, or a related field.

This is a full time, 12 month contract position, with the possibility of renewal.

Please submit your application to:
Director of Human Resources
CPAC
1750-45 O’Connor Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1A4
Fax: (613) 567-2741
EMAIL : careers@cpac.ca

CPAC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.