Original Productions Manager, Entertainment, Lifestyle and Documentary

Req Id: 252113 


At Bell, we do more than build world-class networks, develop innovative services and create original multiplatform media content – we’re revolutionizing how Canadians communicate.

If you’re ready to bring game-changing ideas to life and join a community that values bold ideas, professional growth and employee wellness, we want you on the Bell team. 

The Bell Media team creates and delivers the best Canadian and international content across our digital media, television, radio, and out-of-home advertising platforms. We’re looking for innovative team players ready to take some of the most well-known entertainment brands in the country to the next level.


Reports to: General Manager, Entertainment, Lifestyle and Documentary.



  • Ensuring the development and production of Bell Media’s channel and platform content – Entertainment, Lifestyle and Documentary Division
  • Identifying the content projects received and keeping the various internal and external stakeholders informed of developments
  • Evaluating all components of the original production projects submitted (concept, budget, team) to make the best recommendations
  • Supervising and approving all stages of the main content elements: preproduction, reading and approval of screenplays, viewing and follow-up with the company’s various departments: communications, legal, finance, etc.
  • Evaluating the quality of the content produced against a predefined mandate and vision and consumer interest, and recommending changes as needed
  • Taking part in strategic reflections on Entertainment, Lifestyle and Documentary content relating to the various platforms
  • Generating ideas and organizing brainstorming sessions in order to develop creative and innovative content in collaboration with content team members and other stakeholders
  • Monitoring competitors’ content in Quebec and abroad and keeping up to date with major television trends
  • Managing projects and following up on their productions with the various departments relating to their sector
  • Working closely with the heads of TV, radio and digital content, sales, communications, marketing, technical operations and research, in order to optimize project impact, discoverability and revenues
  • Ensuring that standards relating to the CMF’s development and production envelope are met
  • Establishing priorities in project management
  • Carrying out any other related tasks



  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or an equivalent field
  • Seven years of experience in television, more specifically in content production and/or in a programming unit
  • Very good knowledge of the Quebec television milieu and digital trends
  • Knowledge of the business environment (major asset)
  • Ability to get the best from the production teams and reconcile interpersonal relationships
  • Good listening skills and a willingness to hear out different opinions. Expresses themselves and acts with tact and diplomacy in their relationships with others and facilitates discussion.
  • Relevant experience in budget, team and project management
  • Analytical skills, autonomy, acute sense of the responsibilities and aptitudes required for teamwork
  • Demonstrated creativity, innovation and vision in regard to content
  • Quickness to adapt to changes, and ability to manage change with the teams
  • Good ability to work under pressure and manage tight deadlines




Bilingualism is an asset (English and French); adequate knowledge of French is required for positions in Quebec. 


Additional Information:

Position Type: Management 
Job Status: Regular - Full Time 
Job Location: Canada : Quebec : Montreal 
Application Deadline: 05/29/2020 


Please apply directly online to be considered for this role.  Applications through email will not be accepted.


At Bell, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible workplace where every team member feels valued, respected, and supported, and has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.


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