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Production Automation Assistant, CTV Bell Media

Date: May 17, 2017

Location: Edmonton, AB, CA

Company: Bell

Req Id: 165308 


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.


Title: Production Automation Assistant, CTV Edmonton, Unifor 899

Status: Regular - Part time

Salary:  Commensurate with education and experience

Hours of work: 24 - 32 hours per week. Overtime and shift work as required



Reporting to the Manager, Engineering and Operations, this multi-skilled and motivated individual will be responsible for:

  • Time overall show and individual components (including supers, reports, lives, interviews). Assist with constructing and maintaining computerized program presentation database
  • Monitor & control audio & video signals, ensuring adherence to approved standards. Book feeds. Report errors and faults
  • Organize & rehearse all elements of the program to ensure personnel are prepared. Communicate clearly , with Producer, Anchor(s) and Crew
  • Respond to technical program issues, make substitutions as necessary, assist personnel in solving problems
  • Inform crew and Anchor(s) of new developments or changes in the show
  • Other duties as assigned



  • 3 - 5 years’ experience as a successful leader in news production and or, post-secondary diploma in Radio & Television
  • Knowledge of, and practical experience in,  all aspects of TV production (Switching, shot blocking, still and animated graphic production and news format development). Previous production automation is an asset
  • Exceptional computer skills, including full working knowledge of iNews
  • Proven ability, self-motivate and see the big picture.  Superior planning, creative, negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Able to work under pressure and have demonstrated ability to react quickly and productively in a changing environment
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and within a team environment with emphasis on internal assistance, while upholding professional standards




Bilingualism is an asset (English and French)


Additional Information:

Position Type: Union
Job Location: Canada : Alberta : Edmonton
Application Deadline: 05/31/2017

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: CanadaABEdmonton

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