TV Switcher, CFTK TV, Bell Media

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Date: Jan 11, 2018

Location: Terrace, BC, CA

Company: Bell

Req Id: 187585 


Bell is a truly Canadian company with over 137 years of success. We are defined by the passion of our team members and their belief in our company’s vast potential.

To ensure we continue to be recognized as Canada’s leading communications company, we’re committed to finding and developing the next generation of leaders. This means creating best-in-class career and development opportunities for our employees.

If you’re passionate, driven and find yourself seeking interesting work, new challenges and continuous learning opportunities, then we want you to join our team.

Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital media, including CTV — Canada's #1 television network, and the country's most-watched specialty channels. It is a critical component of Bell’s commitment to leverage strategic investments in broadband networks to offer Canadians the best available content on any of the four screens they choose: television, smartphone, tablet and computer.


Position: TV Switcher, CFTK TV, Bell Media, Unifor 827M

Location: Terrace, British Columbia

Status: Regular Full Time

Salary: Commensurate with experience and Qualifications.

Posting Date: January 8th, 2018   

Closing Date: January 17th, 2018


Bell Media has an opening for a broadcast technician to join the Master Control team at CFTK_TV in BC’s North Region. Based out of Terrace, BC, CFTK broadcasts to Smithers, Kitimat and Prince Rupert. This is a UNIFOR Group 2 position.



Complete playback of programs according to traffic schedule while ensuring technical standards are met and CRTC logging procedures are followed.

  • Respond to scheduling changes promptly and communicate changes in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for quality evaluation, troubleshooting and acquisition of multiple incoming signals.
  • Communicate effectively with feed originators.
  • Accountable for the proper transmission of the broadcast signals. Report any faults and abnormalities in transmission of the television signal.
  • Effectively operate the automation system, asset management software and peripheral equipment in master control.
  • Ingest material to video server using prescribed methods.
  • Manage both physical and digital media assets (i.e.: ensure that tapes are properly filed, maintain a reasonable amount of free space on the video server by purging files according to procedure.)
  • When required, perform traffic responsibilities with accuracy and timeliness.
  • Work with engineering staff to report faults and ensure that integrity of master control facility. Perform basic troubleshooting and equipment maintenance as required.
  • Present the markets only relevant source of information in a live daily newscast
  • Work weekends and nights in a high pressure environment
  • Other duties as assigned

Skill requirements:

  • 1 – 3 years’ experience in a similar or related position
  • Post-secondary certification from a recognized broadcast course preferred
  • Proficient in television Master Control and news production techniques
  • Possess the ability to shoot, edit, & create television content in a multitasking environment
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a dynamic television team
  • Ability to work and meet deadlines with minimal supervision and/or frequently un-supervised
  • Mature, calm and professional manner
  • Strong communication, writing and creativity.
  • Able to take instruction with ease; willing to learn
  • Represent Bell with integrity, respect and mature judgment
  • Must possess a valid Class 5 BC Drivers License (or equivalent)




Bilingualism is an asset (English and French)


Additional Information:

Position Type: Union
Job Location: Canada : British Columbia : Terrace
Application Deadline: 01/24/2018

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


Bell is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where all employees and customers feel valued, respected, and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live and serve, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.


Created: CanadaBCTerrace

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