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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.


Production Manager

Description:

This is a great job for someone who loves to manage details and work with people. This role is best suited for someone who is energized by the changing nature of news and trending media.  Key job requirements include; problem solving, highly organized, Christian understanding, great attention to detail and adaptable to change.   This position is a contract offering beginning September 15, 2015.

Objective:

The Production Manager leads functions that communicate the mission of Media Voice Generation/Context with Lorna Dueck:  “Boundary breaking media that reveals Christ.”  

Tasks:  

  • To manage the scheduling and production process required for Media Voice Generation. 
  • This includes editing schedules, studio and remote shoots, web and broadcast deliverables to a host of networks.    
  • To co-ordinate ten team members who handle the various aspects of daily and weekly production. 
  • To oversee the administration of; budget, staffing, travel carne, remote facilities, CBC scheduling, music clearance, and other legal requirements. 
  • To oversee all metrics related to broadcast and web, and monitoring and reporting needed for  dashboard, and KPI’s.
  • To conduct other duties as required.   

Reporting Relationships:

Reports to the Executive Producer and Director

Direct Reports:

Production Staff, Web Evangelist, Editors, All broadcast Contract relationships, Production Volunteers and Interns.

Qualifications:

  • Broadcast Television experience including series TV delivery to networks
  • Experience with Media Asset Management (CatDV Enterprise preferred)
  • Mac Computer proficiency preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to the core values and mission of Media Voice Generation/Context with Lorna Dueck
  • A deep working knowledge of television production and related broadcast equipment
  • Minimum 5 years, industry-related experience 
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills
  • Able to successfully care for and motivate a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize daily responsibilities and responsiveness to deadlines
  • Adaptability to creative cultural engagement with missional intent
  • Self-starter and can work well under pressure
Please send a cover letter and CV to Clecia Louzado at clouzado@contextwithlornadueck.com. Only those matching the skills and qualifications outlined will be considered.

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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