EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, CANADIAN FRANCOPHONIE
As Canada’s public producer and distributor, the National Film Board (NFB) has been sharing our country’s stories and pioneering breakthroughs in audiovisual storytelling since 1939. A world-renowned creative hub with a mandate to tell stories that reflect the full spectrum of Canadian lives, perspectives and experiences, the NFB is recognized for its leadership in gender parity, Indigenous media, and working with creators from underrepresented communities. Our network of studios work with emerging, mid-career and established creators — from across Canada — who are passionate about excellence in storytelling and exploring issues that matter — in documentary, animation, interactive and immersive works.
For a permanent, full-time Executive Producer position, where you:
- Lead the strategic development and production of all creative work of the Francophonie studio, with production centres in both Toronto and Moncton (Acadie Studio), including documentary, animation, interactive, and virtual reality (VR);
- Are responsible for the production and implementation of the creative, human, financial and technical resources required for studio production, in collaboration with the producers and team of Acadie Studio.
- Ensure the coherence and artistic signature of French productions in minority communities and collaborate in the management of the French Program, contributing to its strategic planning, and providing specific expertise in interactive works and documentary production in Francophone minority communities across Canada.
- Earn a salary between $ 105 900 to $ 138 900 with a range of employee benefits including medical and dental insurance, a pension plan, paid leaves, flexible work arrangements and more.
- Work in an accessible space in the NFB’s state-of-the-art downtown Toronto office.
- Travel for key festival and industry events both nationally and internationnally;
- Join a world-class, coast-to-coast team of NFB Executive Producers whose work is awarded at the Oscars, Webbys, CSAs, etc. and showcased at premiere international festivals, including TIFF, Sundance, Tribeca, Hot Docs, VIFF, IDFA, Berlin, Annecy and Cannes.
- Collaborate with in-house experts in a variety of fields, from business affairs to post-production, marketing and distribution, publicity and communications, education, and more.
- Expand your network and cultivate relationships with accomplished, mid-career and emerging talent, as well as with industry and cultural partners.
- You have more than 10 years of relevant experience in the production industry, including at least seven years as producer and a solid portfolio of projects to show for it.
- You’re an experienced manager – with a capability to manage production risks and an excellent ability to administer allocated budgets for production, and of your studio.
- You have very good knowledge in the development, management and monitoring of production budgets as well as in the scheduling, hiring and supervision of artistic, technical and administrative staff.
- You’re very familiar with the artistic, technical and administrative aspects of all stages of documentary production: project analysis, script development, preproduction, shooting, and postproduction and, have experience in contract and rights negotiation.
- You possess knowledge of coproduction and funding agreements, both in the public and private sectors, specific to the Canadian audiovisual industry and Francophone minority communities.
- You have experience in alternative types of production (virtual reality, interactive, immersive) and hold knowledge of broadcasting and distribution.
- You’re able to analyze complex social, artistic, cultural, economic and political issues as well as to spark the reflection and contribution of creative personnel.
- You know the issues and stories of the French-speaking communities in Toronto and/or Moncton and have demonstrable skills in connecting with a broad range of communities and creators.
- You’re autonomous, have strong initiative and ready to work remotely.
- You’re proficient in both French and English oral and written communication.
- You’re willing to travel regularly within Canada and occasionally internationally.
If you are interested in this position and have the qualifications above, we invite you to apply in writing, with a copy of your resumé, to firstname.lastname@example.org, BY JUNE 22, 2018, citing competition number CM-00021089.
The NFB is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce that’s reflective of Canadian society. It promotes initiatives such as employment equity and encourages candidates to voluntarily indicate in their cover letter if they are a woman, of a First Nation, Inuk, or Metis, a person with a disability or a member of a visible-minority group.
The NFB is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. Feel free to advise us of any accommodation needs.
Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.