Associate Producer, Editorial, CBC Music (English Services)
Job Family   Media Production Primary Location   Toronto  Position Language Requirement  English Only  Language Skill Level (Reading)  – Language Skill Level...

Job Family

  Media Production

Primary Location


Position Language Requirement  English Only 
Language Skill Level (Reading)  
Language Skill Level (Writing)  
Language Skill Level (Speaking)   
Status of Employment  Contract
Work schedule(s)  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.
Please note that this role is a 8 month contract and will require working some evenings and weekends. 

Your Role:

CBC Music’s editorial team is seeking a passionate digital editorial producer who lives and breathes music journalism and wants to tell great Canadian music stories to our wide-ranging audience.

Join our talented team of music journalists and work in a fun, collaborative, fast-paced environment that delivers everything from breaking music news to analysis and longform feature-writing.

The successful candidate will appreciate all genres of music, with a strong expertise in the area of music of Black origin, including (but not limited to) Canadian R&B, hip hop, pop and soul.

Job Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Senior Producer, Editorial, the associate producer will participate in team brainstorming, story development, talent chasing, interviewing and the execution of written editorial stories on

The ideal candidate has their finger on the pulse of new music releases and emerging artists, while also being able to speak to Canadian music pioneers and their impact. You can easily identify the unique CBC Music angle for both Canadian and international music stories and turn editorial pieces around quickly and thoughtfully.

Most essential to this role is the ability to write clean, journalistic copy while also inserting personality and voice into each piece.

The successful candidate will be able to liaise with other CBC Music teams and teams across the organization — namely: social media, video and radio — to translate editorial stories for use on other platforms.

Key tasks:

  • Brainstorm, pitch and write music stories for — breaking news, analysis, lists and longform features.

  • Collaborate on team editorial projects.

  • Thoughtfully interview and engage with artists and industry professionals.

  • Pitch and facilitate editorial integration into radio, social and video.

  • Collaborate with social, radio and video teams on interviewing and music projects.

  • Assist in creating graphic and social content to accompany stories.

  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to promote CBC Music editorial content.

  • Report from large-scale live music events like the JUNO Awards and CBC Music Festival — which could include interviewing, filing stories in real-time and helping to execute digital live-streams.

  • Ability to evaluate content performance/metrics in order to inform pitches and editorial decisions.

  • Help to execute on CBC Music’s strategy — delivering the best Canadian music to our audience, with focus on both emerging and pioneering Canadian artists.



We are looking for a candidate with the following: 
  • 2 years journalism experience, preferably generating music or arts content, with a portfolio of published work or equivalent demonstration of experience.

  • Highly proficient writer and communicator who is able to pitch, format and write articles both independently and in collaboration with others.

  • Familiarity with journalism standards/language guides.

  • Wide-ranging music expertise, with a demonstrated love for music of Black origin, including R&B, hip hop, pop and soul.

  • An avid music news consumer with their finger on the pulse of music and pop culture — you understand the music journalism landscape and CBC Music’s offerings within it.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of content management systems.

  • Organized and detail-oriented — able to manage workload, budget time, plan future stories and meet tight deadlines.

  • Ideas for how editorial stories can translate to other mediums, like radio and video.

  • Ability to produce interviews in collaboration with the video and social team.

  • Familiarity with content analytics and how to use them to your advantage.

  • Flexibility to adapt within a sometimes fast-paced, pressured environment that can require working after-hours to get a story out.

  • Ability to participate as part of a close-knit team where professionalism and respect for colleagues is of the utmost importance.

  • Beginner level Photoshop or Canva skills is an asset.

  • An existing understanding of the CBC is considered an asset.
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.
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