Production Manager

Context with Lorna Dueck is a weekly, half-hour, independently-produced television program. Our program presents "life beyond the headlines," exploring news and current affairs stories from a Christian world view. Journalist and host Lorna Dueck and the Context with Lorna Dueck team dig behind the headlines to investigate those points at which news and spirituality converge, to illuminate God's involvement in the issues and events of our day. Produced from offices located downtown Toronto, in the Canadian Broadcasting Centre, the program first aired as a stand alone production in 2003, under the name Listen Up TV. The format is flexible, varies from week-to-week, and includes on-location reports, documentary style features, studio and double-ender interviews.

Context with Lorna Dueck is a production of Media Voice Generation, a registered Canadian charity incorporated in the summer of 2004. Through Media Voice Generation, the program is funded entirely by contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations who believe Context with Lorna Dueck provides a crucial perspective on the most significant issues of our day, presenting a unique and valuable voice in Canadian media.

Objective:

The Production Manager leads production functions that communicate the message of Context with Lorna Dueck and the aims of Media Voice Generation. 

Position Description:

To manage six team members and volunteers who handle the various aspects of production.  To co- ordinate all operatives including scheduling, editing, packaging, liaison, technical support, interns/volunteers, audience coordination and social media.

Reporting Relationships:

Reports to President/Executive Producer and Director of Operations

Direct Reports:

Production Staff, Web Evangelist, Editor, Contract relationships, Production Volunteers, Production Interns.

Responsibilities:

To ensure each of 40 weekly episodes has been completed and maximized on all platforms with audiences that are greater than the previous media season.  This will include:

  • Lead story meetings to determine and organize production functionality and deliverables
  • Oversee and contribute ideas and material to stations, web and social media
  • Confirm uploads are completed by Episode Producer
  • Confirm Producers have updated database with episode information, promos and all media Episode Producer has developed
  • Handle weekly cue sheets for TV stations
  • Booking co-ordination of all remote interviews or field shoots
  • Assist in fundraising and advertising
  • Ensure Production expenditures are in line with production budget
  • Liaison on all technical support
  • Supervise Editors as needed
    • Schedule editing
    • Assist Director in control room on production days
    • Oversee media loading in MCC on shooting days
    • Oversea station editing and packaging
    • Ensure the file to SOCAN music clearance for each program and CRTC filing
  • Establish a production whiteboard with tasks, deadlines and responsible person
  • Establish dates and deadlines for all on air offers and commercial break content, production deadlines for all fundraising requirements
  • Ensure Producers have all their visuals for production deadlines
  • Any other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Committed to Jesus Christ as Lord with a sense of call to ministry in media witness
  • Demonstrated commitment to the core values and mission of Media Voice Generation/Context with Lorna Dueck
  • Journalism or media communications diploma or degree
  • A working knowledge of television production and related broadcast equipment
  • Minimum 5 years, industry-related experience
  • Experience with broadcast terminology
  • Exceptional communications and organizational skills
  • Able to successfully work in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize daily responsibilities
  • Needs to be creative
  • Self-starter and can work well under pressure
  • MAC/PC or word processing experience
  • Internet research skills
  • Ability to supervise staff in coordinating responsibilities

Please send your cover letter, CV and salary expectations to sbroad@contextwithlornadueck.com by the 25th June 2014.

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Editor/Videographer

Context with Lorna Dueck is a weekly, half-hour, independently-produced television program. Our program presents "life beyond the headlines," exploring news and current affairs stories from a Christian world view. Journalist and host Lorna Dueck and the Context with Lorna Dueck team dig behind the headlines to investigate those points at which news and spirituality converge, to illuminate God's involvement in the issues and events of our day. Produced from offices located downtown Toronto, in the Canadian Broadcasting Centre, the program first aired as a stand alone production in 2003, under the name Listen Up TV. The format is flexible, varies from week-to-week, and includes on-location reports, documentary style features, studio and double-ender interviews.

Context with Lorna Dueck is a production of Media Voice Generation, a registered Canadian charity incorporated in the summer of 2004. Through Media Voice Generation, the program is funded entirely by contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations who believe Context with Lorna Dueck provides a crucial perspective on the most significant issues of our day, presenting a unique and valuable voice in Canadian media.

Position Description:

To perform editing duties which include, but are not limited to, weekly segments, b-roll, promos, and distribution for a 40 episode television series. Also, to manage the online video library and tape archiving system and provide videography/photography services, as needed.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Production editor (handles editing needs related to production)
  • Edits segments, stings, bumpers and b-roll (AKA Playbacks) for Context episodes being recorded in studio, as assigned by Episode Producers
  • Videographer as needed (mostly weekly show viz, b-roll)
  • Responsible for sourcing out and acquiring b-roll (this may mean shooting or searching for internal, stock or external footage)
  • Works with Director to coordinate resources for on-going production (CBC & In-House)
  • Self-manages his/her time to meet weekly deadlines
  • Media / Archive management
  • When needed, shooting field interviews and/or b-roll and ensuring proper equipment is available
  • Oversee technical needs of the edit suite which includes managing serial numbers, backups, overall post-production strategy
  • Manage the video library
  • Upload weekly promos to Global and other stations
  • Edit promos, “sizzle” reels and various videos for fundraising
  • Responsible for digital episode distribution (formatting, encoding and uploading episode
  • versions for TV and the web)
  • Oversee the transfer of media files on the CBC’s Isilon server

 

Qualifications:

  • Committed to Jesus Christ as Lord with a sense of call to ministry in media witness
  • Demonstrated commitment to the core values and mission of Media Voice Generation/Context with Lorna Dueck
  • Broadcast television diploma or degree with 5 years of experience working as an editor/videographer
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to take direction while proactively ensuring weekly deadlines are met
  • Works well with others and be self-motivated
  • Able to work with shifting priorities

Please send your cover letter, CV and salary expectations to sbroad@contextwithlornadueck.com by the 25th of June 2014.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in journalism, television, film, new media or Christian ministry? Are you passionate about communicating the Christian gospel? Do you want to enhance your resume with hands-on experience in a fast-paced, creative working environment?

Context with Lorna Dueck is always looking for volunteers to help with transcription, web site maintenance, mailings, event planning and more. Our ministry depends on the good will and participation of our friends and supporters. If you'd like to learn about the behind-the-scenes effort that goes into creating a national current affairs, Christian media ministry, consider becoming a volunteer.

For more information, contact Rachelle at: rachelle@contextwithlorna.com .