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Senior Manager, Web Presentation

About CBC

We're Hiring!

At CBC/Radio-Canada, we’re all about creating content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms and from coast to coast to coast. Want to be part of all this, and think you have the ability and drive to keep pace with this exciting, ever-changing industry? Then we hope you’ll consider this posting, check out our job-listings, and explore the possibilities of working with us. Whether it be in front of the camera, on mic, online or behind the scenes, you would be joining a team that thrives on making the connections and telling the stories that are important to Canadians.

Senior Manager, Web Presentation


The opportunity

CBC/Radio-Canada’s Media Presentation team oversees and presents 2.5 million hours of content stemming from 32 different French and English video and 130 audio channels channels to all platforms annually. Reporting to the Senior Director of Media Presentation, we have an opening for a newly-created role, a Senior Web Presentation Manager. If you want to enter the world of digital media and be part of the change and growth of one of Canada’s long-established and respected broadcasters, this is your chance.

This is an opportunity for someone who is equally passionate about contributing to a new digital presentation strategy, working with senior stakeholders and leading a media presentation team.  A chance to step into the Senior Management team at CBC/Radio-Canada and play a pivotal role in how Canadians access digital content whenever and wherever they want.

Who you are and where are you now?

You are currently, or you have experience as a Manager overseeing a digital content and presentation team at a large organization. Your corporate experience is balanced with hands-on experience in a dynamic, fast-paced start-up or scaling environment. You want to join Canada’s most respected broadcaster as we race into the live-streaming and VOD world. You want an opportunity to harness your passion for using cutting-edge technology to connect people to the stories they want to see and hear.

What’s in it for you?

Cutting edge tech. CBC has more than 25 digital sites, all of which are mandated to reach Canadians online everywhere and every way, with a high emphasis on mobile devices. To achieve that goal, with no down-time, takes a robust infrastructure, powerful technologies, reliable solutions and rewarding work. All of which requires stringent automated testing and processes. Java, JEE and Python are just part of our rich technology landscape.

Belonging. CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian institution. By joining our dynamic Digital Operations team, you will be exposed to the best of all worlds. Corporate. Public. Startup. You will be part of a team that embraces diversity and at its core, truly cares about the country and the world.

Career growth. CBC is fully invested in our people. Whatever it is you want to pursue whether it’s a new programming language or a technical solution, whether it’s expanding your Agile knowledge or building an audience-facing platform. We will provide you with the time, resources and championing that you need to keep your career here rewarding.

How you will make a difference, you will:
  • Build strong relationships and represent the department with our primary stakeholders which include Digital Operations and Digital Strategy leadership and programming.
  • Contribute to and execute on the department strategy developed with the Senior Director.
  • Oversee the department’s operations including daily and monthly reporting, technical performance measurement, communication of technical discrepancies and implementation of processes and workflows.
  • Ensure the continuous improvement and evolution of the department through research, proofs- of-concept, risk assessment, business cases and budget proposals.
  • Lead the work of a team of 12 digital presentation staff in Toronto and Montreal providing mentorship, direction, access to professional development as well as management of headcount.
  • Influence live-stream and video-on-demand activities and operations for CBC and Radio-Canada.
  • Implement projects such as our automated robot-based monitoring tool that will be used to ensure the content and user experience is intact.
Why join us? CBC/Radio-Canada reflects the Canadian identity and promotes democracy. We are rooted in the communities we serve and committed to sharing stories as Canadians live them, each and every day. We strive to speak in the voices of the country and support social and economic innovation. We live these external values. They are the foundation of our employee culture. A diverse culture of collaboration, learning and continuous improvement. Collaboration. We follow lean startup principles, and use an Agile approach. Our dedicated people managers work closely with every individual to ensure we are leveraging their strengths, championing their ideas and supporting their pursuit of new skills and career progression. Our team members are given opportunities to collaborate cross-functionally across multiple projects. Learning. From simply buying a book or recommending a course to one-on ones, our leadership team is focused on creating an atmosphere where people feel fulfilled. We embrace experimentation as a means to learn. Continuous improvement. What can you innovate in 8 hours a week? Our Digital department at CBC recognizes just how smart, creative and inventive our team members are. Everyone is given the opportunity to choose personal projects on which to spend 20% of their time. From prototyping new UI/UX for our content to setting up dev environments to experiment on. From reviewing Apple Developer videos and learning new programming languages to creating improved search functions for our media. From updating old code to building unit testing tools. Your 20% time is yours to allocate in a productive and professionally gratifying way. To Apply: Think this job is meant for you but worried you don’t have it all? At CBC we know that not everyone takes the same path when it comes to building their skills. Hands-on experience, intelligence, innovation, a passion for learning and a team-focused approach can combine to form the best set of qualifications. If you feel you meet all or most of the qualifications we are seeking; and you are excited by the possibility of growing our company, take a chance and express your interest here. Apply here or learn more. In becoming the leader in expressing Canadian culture and enriching democratic life, we need to be as diverse in every way as the country we serve, both within our workforce and on air. As an employer, we value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada's public broadcaster.

Job Requirements

  • The education. You have a post-secondary degree in a related field. Bilingualism in French and English and general broadcast knowledge is an asset.
  • The passion. You have a passion for digital content, presentation and technology. Digital media is your happy place. You thrive in this industry. Social media is part of your fabric.
  • The expertise. You have 3+ years developing technologies, formats and platforms for digital content. You have a deep understanding of the trends in the consumption and presentation of digital content.
  • The corporate exposure. You can navigate and push the boundaries of a national organization. You understand how to work within the processes and use the significant budget as well as existing resources, tools and personnel to your advantage. You can adapt your approach to work through the layers of corporate culture effectively.
  • The knowledge. You are a strategic thinker and highly aware of the importance of scalability. You have the patience to consider all options before jumping into a decision. You are motivated by building robust, reliable processes and solutions that are replicable. You are very familiar with industry best practices.
  • The leadership skills. You have 3+ years managing people, leading teams and advising Senior Management.
  • The relationship building finesse. You can nurture strong two-way relationships with peers, partners, clients, staff, senior managers and external technological vendors.
  • The communication skills. You are skilled at presenting ideas and reports to senior stakeholders. You know how to listen and you understand perspectives.
  • The collaborative approach. You thrive in a team-focused environment. You can provide guidance and direction for teams and take a hands-on role wherever needed.
  • The flexibility. You are able and willing to work outside of regular working hours given the continuous operation of the department and area. You can travel between Montreal and Toronto on a bi-weekly basis for up to three days at a stretch.


Location: Montreal, Quebec
Type: Full Time
Number of Openings: 1

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