Bilingual Administrative Specialist - Regional Scheduling

Communication - Marketing - Sales
May 8, 2018
Updated on
May 30, 2018
Valid until

The Specialist will be supporting the technical and editorial teams for both the French Service and English Service teams.

What it’s like working 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.

Your role

The Specialist will be supporting the technical and editorial teams for both the French Service and English Service teams.  

Roles and responsibilities


Plans, selects, organizes, and acquires or provides personnel, facilities, and other resources as needed for the production and execution of programs on all platforms (Radio/TV/Web), while aiming to be efficient and cost effective.  General direction is provided but there is latitude for, and an expectation of independent judgment, analysis and decision-making within sets of complex parameters.  Work is subject only to general review and there may be a requirement to coordinate the work of others.

Key tasks:

Plan, schedule, and post personnel schedules and leave plans ensuring compliance with collective agreements, corporate policy, legislation, and industry standards.

Maintain the entire overview of resource use, availability, and requirements for all production, program, and other operational activities within the area of responsibility.

Assist with long and short term planning of resources for productions and programs.

Provide advice on cost savings and other possible advantages to the clients on decisions involving facilities, resources, schedules, or departmental policies or procedures.

Resolve conflicting resource requests.

Assist managers and program leadership with appropriate familiarization, training, and skill upgrades of personnel to increase depth of assignability.

Analyze employees’ availability, skills and experience, against production or program requirements.

Ensure that scheduling and other reporting systems are updated accurately, and in a timely fashion.

Compile information and prepare reports, either as part of routine reporting requirements or in response to special requests from within or outside of the unit, department or operation.

Approve departmental and/or production related expenses within delegated authority.


We are looking for a candidate with the following:

Graduate from Community College or the equivalent, preferably in a radio or television production or business stream.

Minimum of three years of relevant experience that demonstrates an in depth understanding of  complex scheduling processes within a production or broadcasting environment.

Knowledge of CBC collective agreements and corporate policy (an asset).

Proven analytical skills and ability to initiate creative and strategic solutions in developing innovative procedures to ensure collaborative and responsive service.

Experience and working knowledge of using ScheduALL (an asset).

Experience with using the Google suite of office applications (Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets) and Microsoft Office applications (MS Word and Excel).

Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities at once, while under pressure and reacting and responding to needs of clients, colleagues, employees, etc., in a timely and efficient manner.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Strong leadership skills; able to work without supervision; highly tactful, well organized; a very motivated self-starter.

Extremely detail oriented and accurate with updating and creating data records.

Possess a ‘service oriented’ outlook.

Ability to communicate easily with writing and speaking in both English and French.

Familiarity with programming on all platforms (Radio/TV/Web) - (an asset).

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, 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. For more information, visit the Talent and Diversity section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to

If this sounds interesting, please apply online! We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website. All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment. We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest. In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest.