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Producer (Sarnia)

Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

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Job Description:

At Cogeco, our culture lifts you up—there is no ego in the way. Our common purpose? We all want to win for our customers. We aim to always be evolving, dynamic, and ambitious.  We believe in the power of genuine connections. Each employee is a part of what makes us unique on the market: agile, dedicated, problem solvers.

Responsible for the production and creation of relevant local programming.  Ensures all programming meets all legal, regulatory and company requirements, supports the department business plan, KPIs, operational standards and company objectives. Promotes a positive image of Cogeco through all production and community relations activities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Pre-Production: Responsible for script development, set design, as well as booking talent, resources, crew and equipment. Verifies all copyright, legal, regulatory and company requirements are met. Completes site check for location shoots to verify production requirements and safe working environment. Communicates air date to all involved.
  • Production: Coordinates, and executes mobile, ENG or EFP, and studio productions. Provides complete coaching and training for crew, including volunteers, coop students and community members. Follows prescribed production standards.
  • Post Production: Responsible for post production activities, including editing, producing program promo, and post production review with crew; ensuring all production deadlines are met and paperwork is completed in database.  Ensures all production resources are returned to proper location and production areas are neat and organized.  Promptly notifies relevant staff if there are any problems with equipment.
  • Training: Identifies all opportunities for training before, during and after productions.  Works alongside coop students and volunteer crew demonstrating production techniques.  Establishes a positive environment for crew to learn and grow in their roles assisting them in expanding their television production skills. 
  • Safety: Adheres to all company and industry safety standards. Promotes safe working practices. Completes all necessary forms and reports any deficiencies or occurrences immediately.  Stays current with all necessary safety training.   Is a “competent person” as defined by health and safety legislation.
  • Vehicles:  Completes safety checks, circle checks and reports any deficiencies immediately.  Arranges for regular maintenance of assigned vehicle. Restocks supplies and maintains the overall appearance of the vehicle, inside and out.
  • Branding and Promotion: Ensures consistent application of Company image, logo and identification as per the Company standards. Identifies opportunities for Branding and company promotions within the community.  Seeks opportunities to leverage company and department profile through internal and external partnerships, sponsorships and production activities.
  • Community Relations: Participates in community relations activities of the channel and company.  Supports marketing and technical initiatives through community contacts. Identifies opportunities for positive community relations.  Acts as a company ambassador at all times.
  • Administration: Maintains accurate records and statistics for department reports and planning.  Attends and participates in production meetings.
  • Staffing:  Recruits, orients, trains and supports volunteers.  May assist Supervisor and Manager in the training and managing of other staff, as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • As part of their work, employees must take all necessary measures to ensure their own health and safety, and that of their co-workers and the public in general.  They must use available personal protective equipment at all times, and comply with all Health & Safety instructions, guidelines, policies and procedures issued by the Company.
  • Valid Ontario G Driver’s License.

Job requirements:


  • College Diploma or combination of equivalent education and experience
  • Completion of a post-secondary degree or certificate in television production or related experience is required.



  • Minimum 3 years experience working in audio/video production is required.
  • Community television experience would be preferred


  • Demonstrated skills in the following: studio lighting, audio principles, directing, graphics and editing, is required.
  • Intermediate proficiency with MS OfficeÔ software, email, Outlook and a web browser, is required.
  • Possess valid Ontario Class G drivers licence, is required.
  • Strong customer service and relationship management skills are required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, is required.
  • Ability to learn and assimilate new information, and apply it correctly to on-going work issues, is required.
  • Ability to contribute to and maintain a supportive team environment, is required.
  • Strong ability to multi-task and meet conflicting deadlines, is required.
  • Ability to maintain a positive consistent relationship with management, co-workers and customers.
  • Ability to resolve conflict situations in both external and internal customer service situations, is required.
  • Detail orientation, accuracy and thoroughness, with well-developed organizational skills, are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative to identify- and resolve problems independently while still recognizing the impact on others, is required. 
  • Ability to monitor own work for quality, is required.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to take initiative in identifying and resolving problems using established procedures, policies and guidelines, is preferred.