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Producer - Programming General

25 Dockside Dr, Toronto, ON M5A 1B6, Canada Req #381
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Are you creative, dynamic and passionate?  Do you like to think outside of the box and find new ways to achieve your goals?  Corus Entertainment has an exciting opportunity for you.  If you have a passion for excellence, and would like to work for Corus Entertainment, we encourage you to apply.

About the Role:

Reporting to the Executive Producer and Senior Program Director, you will be responsible for producing dynamic, interesting and informative locally focused content for 640 Toronto. This position will require an individual with an insatiable curiosity to learn, a passion for current affairs and the ability to develop and execute talk radio segments, live broadcasts, promotions, and special projects as assigned.


  • Research news and current affairs stories for broadcast, social and digital media

  • Create original story ideas and develop them for broadcast, social and digital media

  • Book guests and set up programming debates and forums

  • Provide an on-air presence (when applicable) on the show (debriefs, montages, reports, investigative series etc.)

  • Develop a comprehensive contact list and program database

  • Collaborate with the program host on content and program support issues

  • Develop and produce special programming

  • Editing of programming elements

  • Prepare cover sheets, scripts and background notes

  • Contribute to breaking news programming

  • Collaborate with other producers on story development and dialogue

  • Liaise with newsroom on daily show content

  • Participate in pre and post show production meetings

  • Provide guidance and feedback to other news and technical staff involved in the production of a ‘live’ newscast

  • Practice ethical principles of journalism

  • Meet and exceed ratings expectations

  • Perform other duties as required

What We Need From You:

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Tenacious approach in convincing guests and news makers to join hosts on-air

  • Excellent organizational, communication & interpersonal skills

  • News experience, preferably in radio

  • Strong and solid interviewing skills

  • Ability to write for all media platforms

  • Comprehensive knowledge of local and national news events

  • Expertise in audio editing

  • Understanding of WordPress and BURLI

  • A proficiency with social media

  • Minimum three years of experience in a major market or equivalent preferred

*No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.​

Why Corus?

Corus is a driving force in the media industry with a diverse portfolio of strong brands that entertain and inform audiences through great storytelling and compelling content, reaching millions of people around the world every day.

We have a passionate drive to connect with the world around us: to express, to share, to be part of people's lives. Walk around our offices, our stations, our studios across the country and you'll feel it. You'll see it in action. 

You'll see it in the open communication and the approachability of our people. You'll see it in our care for quality work and the interest in new, creative solutions. You'll see it in how we work with external partners, and how we care about our communities. These are all core to the values we commit to living each and every day - Win Together, Think Beyond, Make It Happen, Learn Every Day, Show We Care. Our values describe what makes us pretty unique - and amazing - place to work.

Corus is committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.  Corus is also committed to providing accommodations throughout the interview and employment process.  If you require an accommodation we will work with you to meet your needs. 

How to Apply

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now'. 

*No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Other details

  • Job Family PD-Production
  • Job Function 02-Media/Communications Creative & Design
  • Pay Type Salary
  • 25 Dockside Dr, Toronto, ON M5A 1B6, Canada