CBC/Radio-Canada Regional Director, Atlantic

POSITION                                          Regional Director, Atlantic Canada

LOCATION                                         Halifax, NS or St John’s, NL

CORPORATE WEBSITE                 www.cbc.radio-canada.ca

REPORTS TO                                     General Manager, CBC Local Services



At CBC/Radio-Canada, we create content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms. Our successes and accomplishments are driven by embodying and upholding our values: creativity, integrity, relevance and inclusion.

Our promise is to put you, our audiences, first; to prioritize our role as Canada’s most trusted media brand; to earn your trust and work hard to keep it every day; and to build lifelong relationships with as many Canadians as we can. We’re inspired to grow our lifelong engagement with you.

We will reflect the range and richness of Canada’s diversity, celebrating our different perspectives, and all the things that bring us together. We will do this in our staffing, as well as our content choices.

Our local connections are the heart of our connection with Canadians. We will strengthen these connections with significant local and regional content that is relevant to people in their communities, and bring these communities to the rest of the country.

We will create the personal, relevant, and engaging experiences that Canadians expect. Our goal is to make sure all Canadians see themselves reflected in our digital services while connecting them to the many communities and voices that make our country great.


This is your opportunity to help shape Canadian public broadcasting on all platforms by becoming the Regional Director for CBC Atlantic English Services.

As the Regional Director for CBC Atlantic, you will be responsible for setting the strategic direction and objectives for the region (Television, Radio, Web programming, Newsgathering, Production, Operations, and Administration) in the context of our Corporate three-year strategy, ‘Your Stories, Taken to Heart’, and the Local Services Strategy focused on three strategic priorities: “Content, Community and Culture”.

Content: Significantly expand the impact, range, treatment and relevance of public service journalism and programming produced in our centres — and to ensure the primary focus of all content is on story and story development regardless of platform.

Community: A passionate force for public good in our communities by fostering a shared understanding about each other and a deeper sense of belonging to community

Culture: To be the leaders within CBC in creating and supporting a work culture that is inclusive - we all belong - creative, agile and resilient.

You will lead the regional management team, be responsible for establishing clear measures of success and will be accountable for the region’s results on all platforms.

Specifically, you will oversee all English Services operations and content in the Atlantic Region: Halifax, Sydney, St. John’s, Corner Brook, Gander, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Fredericton, Saint John, and Charlottetown, as well as English Services staff in Moncton.

The Regional Director serves as the senior CBC representative to communities, stakeholders and organizations in the Region, and is the Senior Regional representative within the corporation. Frequent travel will be required within the region, with occasional travel outside the region. This position is within CBC English Services and is at the senior management level in Local Services.


  • Sets the strategic direction for your region in the context of our strategy framework.

  • Responsible for all ratings and metrics and ensures that performance of all sites and programs meet or exceed their targets. Ensures the continued development and evolution of content and program streams.

  • Oversees the development of new programming in the context of media priorities. Directs and oversees all operations of the region.

  • Promotes and supports development and production of Network programs within the region and facilitates the exposure of regionally based talent to the network.

  • Ensures that CBC is identifying and cultivating strategic partnerships to better connect with the community and enhance programming. Responsible for building strong, active relationships with communities in execution of the Local Services Strategy. Ensures the development and implementation of a CBC Outreach strategy for the region to raise the profile of CBC and increase its perceived value with communities and stakeholders.

  • Directs the allocation and management of all regional resources (people, financial, equipment and facilities).

  • Sets appropriate priorities/objectives and measures performance against the objectives, and leads the team to achieve them, implementing corrective action as required.

  • Ensures effective management practices and controls are in place. Puts the right staff members in place and provides opportunities for training and development as appropriate.

  • Works with Radio-Canada Acadie (Moncton) to maintain harmonious and effective collaboration between the two groups.


  • A demonstrated ability to lead in the creation of the strategic direction and to build success against strategic objectives.

  • Solid planning and organizational skills and the demonstrated ability to implement strategies and plans successfully in a smart, engaged workplace.

  • Deep experience and knowledge in the cultural and political landscape of the Atlantic Region and its major markets.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and grow partnerships with appropriate organizations of compatible values. Established ability to work successfully across diverse cultural lines.

  • A strong journalistic and/or programming background encompassing a thorough understanding of content development and production processes, or relevant leadership experience and familiarity with media in general will be considered.

  • Understanding of digital platforms and social media, as well as demonstrated capability to lead the team in an evolving, digitally enabled, multi-platform space.

  • Knowledge and/or awareness of the broadcast industry and its practices.

  • A dynamic, people-focused leader with significant management skills and experience.

  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate organizational objectives and values to employees, colleagues and members of the community, and to motivate and direct staff.

  • Skills and experience in financial and budgetary management.

  • Bilingualism (English and French) considered an asset.


  • Strong understanding of the CBC brand, strategy and regional/local strategy and programming.

  • Passion for the communities of Atlantic Canada and ensuring that their stories are told on all platforms. Someone who knows what’s important to the people of Atlantic Canada.

  • A positively focused professional who is interested in what inspires others to make human organizations ‘sing’.

  • A modern leader who understands that coaching and collaboration are effective methods in helping the team move forward to achieve and surpass regional and corporate goals.

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and deal with conflicting demands in a fast-paced environment while keeping the team members focused on their regional goals and strategy.

  • Accountable with a strong sense of professionalism and integrity.

  • Committed and enthusiastic, confident and outgoing, not afraid of challenges.

  • Highly organized and goal oriented with flexibility to shift gears quickly.

  • Self-motivated with a professional and trusted public demeanour.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, collegial and a team player.

  • Has excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

  • Brings a passion and belief in the value of public broadcasting.

  • Entrepreneurial within a public service mandate.


A competitive compensation package including base salary, pension and benefits will be provided.



Please send your cover letter and résumé to: cbcatlantic@searchlightpartnersgroup.com.

CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster. 

 For more information, visit the Talent and Diversity section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to recruitment@cbc.ca.

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Wherever in the wording of the job description either gender is used, it shall be understood to include all genders.