Captionist – Applicant Bank (French Services) in Ottawa, Ontario


Position Title:

Status of Employment:

Temporary Short-Term (Fixed Term)

Position Language Requirement:

English, French

Language Skills:

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.

Unposting Date:

2024-05-04 11:59 PM

Your role

Radio-Canada is looking for a captionist/speaker for the Ottawa-Gatineau Production Center. You will be called upon to ensure the captioning of programs, live and delayed, produced in Ottawa and for other French Services Production Centers across the country.

Whether on-air or behind the scenes, here you join a team that thrives on making connections and telling the stories that are important to Canadians. So, if you’ve got the ability to keep up with the pace of our ever-changing industry, the passion to make the next great idea even better, and the drive to make things happen, this is the place for you!

You have fresh ideas and the technical expertise to create the quality programming Canadians expect from us. You think outside the box, always ready to explore new ways to create content that is distinctive, intelligent, and innovative, qualities that are also ours.

As someone who supports our programming activities, you are adept at identifying client needs and designing and implementing creative solutions. You take an interest in anticipating future trends and strive to keep us at the forefront of broadcast technology – all to ensure we can deliver our programming to our audiences how, when, and where they want it.

Please note that this is an application database for future needs within Radio-Canada.

Exigences externes

We are looking for a candidate with the following:

  • University degree or the equivalent

  • Speed and accuracy in typing captions and transcripts

  • One (1) year relevant experience, demonstrating excellent knowledge of the French language, with emphasis on spelling and grammar

  • Knowledge of current events and newsmakers

  • Fluency in the working language (French), spoken and written

  • Attention to detail and accuracy in carrying out tasks

  • Resourcefulness and initiative

  • Excellent work organization skill

  • Good verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work well under pressure

  • Open-minded to new methods

  • Ability to work alone or in a team

  • Proficiency with captioning applications used for news programs (Avid, iNews, ESTR, ESTD,Media Central) (asset)

  • Relevant experience as a captioner (asset)

  • Knowledge of Radio-Canada’s regional TV news and current affairs programming (asset)

  • Knowledge of voice recognition software (asset)

  • Knowledge of software that controls caption display (asset)

  • Availability to work flexible hours, seven days a week

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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 Diversity and Inclusion 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 [email protected] .

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.

Primary Location:

181 Queen Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1K9

Work Schedule:

Part time

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