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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.


EPISODE PRODUCER

We currently have an exciting opportunity in our Production Department for the position of Episode Producer.

Objective:

This role contributes to the company by producing for a multi media platform that communicates the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a secular audience. 

Position Description:

  • To produce boundary breaking media that reveals Christ, in keeping with the CWLD/Media Voice Generation guidelines. 
  • This specifically includes the regular production of weekly broadcasts, creation and execution of original digital content under the direction of the Supervising Producer.

Reporting Relationships:

  • This position reports to the Production Manager
  • Works in cooperation with the broader team
  • Supervises interns (at times)
  • Provides mentorship to Junior Producers/Associate Producers and Coordinators 

Production

  • Lead and present story ideas and creative approaches for an evangelistic perspective on news and current events (broadcast and digital).
  • Lead an episode from idea generation through to broadcast and web deliverables (technical and legal). 
  • Familiarity creating original and multi-platform content for the web/digital
  • Experience in both studio based and documentary series 
  • Identify, book, and coordinate guests 
  • Writing of script drafts and script completion 
  • Strong ability to write and craft compelling visual stories
  • Track additional footage and visuals to be used in programs
  • Provide all media to Director/Editor on time for post-production
  • Overseeing Rough and Fine cuts of field pieces
  • Working with Editor and Assistant Editor to meet timely deliver 
  • Familiarity and at least 3 years experience overseeing field shoots for broadcast and digital
  • Proficient in iNews (preferred)
  • Familiarity overseeing crews on international shoots (preferred)
  • Support other producers when required for broadcast and web deliverables 
  • Occasionally produce and assist in fundraising video and event messages
  • Other duties as assigned  

Qualifications:

  • The successful applicant must be in agreement with Media Voice Generation’s statement of faith with a sense of a call to media ministry
  • Demonstrated commitment to the core values and mission of Media Voice Generation and Context With Lorna Dueck.
  • Journalism. Broadcast, or Media Communications degree
  • Major market media related experience
  • An excellent working knowledge of television production, related broadcast equipment, and post production workflow (digital and studio)
  • Experience creating original content for digital properties
  • Possess a strong sense of creativity 
  • Good organizational and managerial skills
  • Good PC, word-processing, and internet research experience
  • Be a self-starter and work well under pressure
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills (able to deal with people on all levels of responsibility)
  • Able to work flexible hours 
  • Media Asset Management experience (preferred)
  • Digital Production Experience (preferred)

All interested candidates are welcome to submit their CV and online demo reel to Sandy Broad sbroad@contextwithlornadueck.com no later than Friday July 3rd, 2015.  Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.  


EDITOR-VIDEOGRAPHER

Context with Lorna Dueck currently has an exciting opportunity in our Production Department for the position of Editor/Videographer.

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; including audio and lighting for smaller shoots (in-house interviews, streeters, 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
  • Supervise and Manage Media / Archive
  • Oversee technical needs of the edit suite which includes managing serial numbers, backups, overall post-production strategy
  • Manage the video library
  • Managing digital delivery of content across all media
  • Edit promos, “sizzle” reels and various videos for fundraising
  • Management of digital episode distribution (formatting, encoding and uploading episode
  • versions for TV and the web, spec management, liaising with traffic departments to resolve issues 
  • Oversee the transfer of media files on the CBC’s Isilon server
  • Stills Photographer as needed

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
  • AVID Media Composer proficiency 
  • Adobe Creative Cloud experience (Preferable)
  • 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

All interested candidates are welcome to submit their CV and online demo reel to Sandy Broad sbroad@contextwithlornadueck.com no later than Friday July 3rd, 2015.  Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.  


ASSISTANT EDITOR

Context with Lorna Dueck has an exciting opportunity in our Post Production Department for the position of Assistant Editor.

Objective:

This role contributes to the company by contributing towards a multi media platform that communicates the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a secular audience. 

Position Description:

To produce boundary breaking media that reveals Christ, in keeping with the CWLD / Media Voice Generation guidelines. 

Context with Lorna Dueck is currently looking for an Assistant Editor with experience in Broadcast and Documentary environments. You must be comfortable handling large volumes of footage, syncing multiple camera shoots and creating first assemblies and selects sequences for the Video Editor and Producers. 

Assistant Editing duties will include but are not limited to: 

  • Assisting Video Editors through all stages of the editing process including basic technical troubleshooting.
  • Ingesting media, syncing video and audio. 
  • Sourcing external assets and creating assembly edits. 
  • Delivering rough cuts to producers for viewing in house and off site. 

Applicants must be proficient with Mac OS X, Avid Media Composer and/or Adobe Premiere, Adobe Media Encoder and have sound technical knowledge. A strong knowledge of Post Production processes in a tapeless media environment is required for this role.

Reporting Relationships:

  • This position reports to the Production Manager 
  • Works in cooperation with Producers, Editors, and Director

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain workflows
  • Coordinate technical processes in post-production in collaboration with Director and Editor
  • Manage incoming content and outgoing deliveries
  • Provide support for technical aspects of international and digital deliveries
  • Assemble sequences for editors in an Avid/Adobe environment 
  • Media Asset Management of shared storage volumes
  • QC/Proxy Creation of Incoming Media

Qualifications:

  • The successful applicant must be in agreement with Media Voice Generation’s statement of faith with a sense of a call to media ministry
  • Demonstrated commitment to the core values and mission of Media Voice Generation and Context With Lorna Dueck.
  • Proficient with AVID Media Composer 
  • 1-2 years of assembly editing experience 
  • 1 -2 years of videographer experience (asset)
  • Knowledgeable with broadcasting specs and broadcaster standards
  • Major market media related experience
  • An excellent working knowledge of television production, related broadcast equipment, and post production workflow (digital and studio)
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills (able to deal with people on all levels of responsibility)
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required for working in a team environment
  • Highly adaptable with strong problem-solving and multi-tasking skills
  • Adobe Creative Cloud experience (Preferable)
  • Experience creating Graphics and Animation (Preferable)
  • Experienced with shared server video editing environment (Avid Interplay preferred)
  • Journalism. Broadcast, or Media Communications degree (preferred)
  • Digital Production Experience (preferred)
  • Able to work flexible hours

All interested candidates are welcome to submit their CV and online demo reel to Sandy Broad sbroad@contextwithlornadueck.com no later than Friday July 3rd, 2015.  Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.  


POST PRODUCTION INTERN

We are currently seeking one (1) post production intern (Please note this is an unpaid internship) to commit to one day a week for three months. Responsibilities and qualifications are listed below.  Interested candidates are welcome to apply with a cover letter and CV using the email listed. Only those matching the skills and qualifications outlined will be considered.

Assistant Editor Tasks (Post-Production) Intern:

  • Managing transcodes
  • Archive management (moving broll in and out of episodic folders, managing storage space, backing media to LTO, field ingest)
  • Rough broll assembly
  • Assisting in the delivery of Broadcast deliverables
  • Uploading to YouTube – including tagging and managing playlists
  • Reporting to Editor
  • Other duties as assigned

Web/Social Media Tasks (Web) Intern:

  • Uploading to YouTube – including tagging and managing playlists
  • Resourcing blogs for recent and upcoming episodes
  • Encouraging episode participants to promote content across Social Media platforms
  • Responding to any Facebook and Twitter comments
  • Scanning online articles for links to current episodes
  • Reporting to Web Evangelist
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications Required (Post-Production Intern):

  • Film or Journalism or Broadcasting background
  • Previous experience with Broadcast workflow
  • Comfort in an IT and NETWORKED storage environment
  • Basic video editing skills
  • Strong visual understanding and story telling

Qualifications Required (Web Intern):

  • Film or Journalism or Broadcasting background
  • Keen eye for hot topics within News
  • Understanding of Social Media management and platforms
  • Understanding of Social Media marketing and analytics
  • Experience generating reports on Social Media activity
  • Ability to analyze trends across Social Media

 Please send your cover letter and CV to Sandy Broad Sbroad@contextwithlornadueck.com.

 


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 Sandy at: sbroad@contextwithlornadueck.com

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