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.

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Director of Finance - Media Voice Generation/Context TV

Objective:
Provide leadership of company financial and administrative processes, including the functions of accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, human resources, insurance, legal and information technology. Minimize company risk by ensuring: 1) company accounting procedures conform to generally accepted accounting principles; 2) company employs relevant HR policies to recruit and retain exceptional employees; 3) security of information technology; and 4) adequate insurance coverage including legal advice when required. 

Position Description:
Media Voice Generation is looking for a financial executive who will play a leadership role in fulfilling the organization’s mission.Responsible for the day to day financial and administrative functions and long term planning. Prepares financial statements on a monthly basis reporting quarterly and annually to the Board of Directors.  Monitors administrative processes for compliance and potential revision. 

Reporting Relationships:
Reports to President & Chief Operating Officer. Works with all staff           

Direct Reports:
None

Responsibilities:

Fiancial

  •  Direct and coordinate company financial planning and budget management functions.
  •  Prepare monthly financial statements.  Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget.
  •  Forecast cash requirements and monitor usage of Line of Credit.  Report utilization to President and Board of Directors as required.
  •  Prepare financial forecasts.
  •  Maintain appropriate internal controls to ensure accuracy of information
  •  Ensure compliance with government agencies and their rules and regulations
  •  Post journal entries and reconcile accounts, prepare trial balance of books, maintain general ledgers using QuickBooks
  •  Prepare accounts payables, cheques, accounts receivables and invoices.  Collect on accounts receivable as required.
  •  Prepare and submit GST rebates
  •  Manage Year End audit process
  •  Prepare other statistical, financial and accounting reports as requested by the President, Director of Development or Board Members
  •  Attend and report at Board Meetings as required
  •  Manage bank relationships and monitor bank costs
  •  Review recurring costs and take steps to reduce or eliminate
  •  Provide financial and administrative support/input to proposed initiatives and new projects

Human Resources

  •  Responsible for implementing, monitoring and developing MVG human resource policies
  •  Manage the recruiting process of new employees
  •  Coordinate annual review process
  •  Prepare payroll and complete and submit related tax remittances
  •  Complete of Annual T4 filing 

Legal and Insurance

  •  Manage relationship with lawyers and Insurer to minimize risk to the company.
  •  Ensure adequate insurance is secured and make recommendations for change as the business changes.

Information Technology

  •  Manage relationship with third party IT consultant to ensure routine maintenance is performed and IT problems are resolved in a timely fashion.   
  •  Make recommendations for improvement to IT infrastructure to minimize security risk and increase productivity
  •  Responsible for disaster recovery and backup solutions.

Qualifications:

  •  Committed to Jesus Christ as Lord with a sense of a call to full time ministry
  •  Demonstrated commitment to the core values and mission of Media Voice Generation/Context with Lorna Dueck
  •  Minimum five years’ experience in a senior financial role
  •  CMA or CGA graduate with a strong knowledge of Canadian GAAP, and have previous management experience
  •  Knowledge of CRA regulations pertaining to charities and fundraising
  •  Organized problem-solver
  •  Diplomatic in approach, has an ability to relate effectively to employees, donors, clients, vendors and contractors, and is able to influence decisions and actions in a  constructive way.
  •  Excellent computer skills (QuickBooks, Excel, Word)
  •  Excellent English oral and written communication skills
  •  Experience running or overseeing payroll
  •  Previous experience in a non-profit environment
  •  Self-starter able to work with minimal supervision
  •  Strong problem solving skills with attention to detail
  •  Capable of working under pressure, quickly and autonomously

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

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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 by FRIDAY MARCH 6th 2015.

 

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNTIES

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