Careers

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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: Journalist / Producer (Bilingual)

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, bilingual journalist / producer to contribute to our coverage of Canada’s democracy in action.

THE ROLE:

Based in Ottawa just steps from Parliament Hill, this is an exciting opportunity for an experienced candidate to produce insightful public affairs content for CPAC’s television and multimedia audiences. The successful candidate will form an integral part of our comprehensive daily coverage of Canadian politics, including political conventions and federal election campaigns, and may function at various times as a host, reporter, narrator or producer. This position requires proficiency in both English and French as the candidate may be asked to serve as an on-air personality and/or produce content in either official language.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Produce fact-checked dynamic and compelling content suitable for all platforms for CPAC’s daily French and English shows;
  2. Write stories and produce content for various media platforms, including digital and social media;
  3. Work on-air and on digital content as host, reporter and narrator;
  4. Contribute to story ideas and pitch story ideas to the editorial team;
  5. Produce thirty to sixty-minute French language current affairs documentaries;
  6. Prepare and write scripts, and arrange for and conduct interviews.

QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED):

  1. Undergraduate Degree in Journalism or Media Arts, or the equivalent combination of education and media experience;
  2. Five years professional experience in broadcasting;
  3. Excellent French and English language skills, with the ability to produce, narrate and host content in both English and French;
  4. Understands and maintains current knowledge of the Canadian Political system, and of current and emerging issues and trends;
  5. Understands the legislative and regulatory framework and organizations within the Canadian Broadcast System;
  6. Excellent analytical and synthesizing skills; inquisitive, creative and self-starter;
  7. Strong command of writing, interview and production techniques for TV and digital media; strong familiarity with various social media platforms;
  8. Excellent time management and organizational skills with the ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines;
  9. Strong project management skills and experience;
  10. Ability to work flexible, irregular hours and overtime as required.

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

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: Translator (Contract Position)

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:

  1. Produce flawless and creative translations appropriate for television, digital, web, and print within extremely tight deadlines;
  2. 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):

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

This is a 12-month renewable contract 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

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