The National Film Board of Canada is looking for a producer who shares our commitment to the creators of Francophone minority communities in Central and Western Canada.
This is a unique opportunity to join the NFB’s team of French Program producers, who are working to realize the vision of French-language creators by producing documentaries that reach across the country and beyond our borders.
THE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU
– You will participate in the creation and production of audiovisual works in a minority setting by offering creators the opportunity to work in French in a context that nurtures exploration and creativity, and where artistic risk-taking and documentary rigour are combined.
– You will develop talent and build closer relationships with documentary filmmakers in Central and Western Canada.
– You’ll be able to work in a studio that offers artists the opportunity to take creative risks and experiment with new ways of telling their stories, while fostering a culture that showcases voices, stories and points of view that are typically underrepresented on screens across the country.
– In addition to producing the work of emerging, mid-career and seasoned filmmakers and creators, you will co-produce projects with established production companies, explore stories that matter to Canadians, connect with diverse cultural communities in the region, and reach out to audiences at home and abroad.
– As a member of Canada’s Francophone communities, you are familiar with industry issues and the challenges of audiovisual production in a minority setting.
– You have a demonstrated ability to build relationships with a wide range of creative communities.
– Your expertise is recognized in the production community, as are your aesthetic sensibilities, critical-thinking skills, creativity, judgment and leadership.
– You know how to analyze a project at the proposal stage and assess its artistic and social qualities, as well as its scope, cost and potential audience reach. You have the skills to guide a project from conception to production and completion.
– You bring your unique life experience, perspective or expertise to the team that will enrich NFB programming.
– You have strong organizational skills; you are familiar with all standard office tools and have well-honed work methods. You are responsible, reliable and able to work independently. You have excellent communication skills and have demonstrated your ability to work in a team environment.
– You have experience living and working in the production industry, and a solid portfolio of projects to show for it.
– You are familiar with the financial and business aspects of audiovisual production.
– This is a unique opportunity to obtain a permanent, full-time position as a Producer. Your salary will range from $90,467 to $116,813 (salary range effective July 1, 2021) and you will receive a range of benefits, including medical and dental insurance, a pension plan, paid time off and much more. You will work in a unionized position under the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE, Local 4835)
– You’ll be joining the NFB’s nationwide team of world-class producers, whose work has won Oscars, Webby and CSA awards, and premiered at international festivals such as TIFF, Sundance, Tribeca, Hot Docs, VIFF, IDFA, Berlin, Annecy and Cannes.
– You will work with our in-house specialists in a variety of areas: business relations, post-production, marketing and distribution, publicity and communications, education and more.
The NFB is Canada’s leading producer of documentaries, animated films and interactive and immersive stories, working with talented filmmakers and creators to bring the lives, perspectives and experiences of Canadians to audiences at home and abroad.
At the National Film Board, our work is guided by our core values: respect, diversity, generosity, integrity, courage and fulfillment.
The NFB has been a leader in diversity and inclusion in the Canadian film and new media community, but we know we must do more to address inequalities and systemic racism against Indigenous Peoples, racialized minorities, people with disabilities, women and members of the LGBTQ2 community.
We are committed to ensuring that our organization, our creative partners and our staff reflect diverse perspectives. In an effort to build a skilled and diverse workforce that better represents Canadian society, we are committed to employment equity and invite applicants to voluntarily indicate in their cover letter if they identify as a member of an equity-seeking group.
We are also committed to creating inclusive and barrier-free selection processes and work environments. Please let us know if you require accommodation.
If you are interested in this position, please send your written application with your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 5, 2022 quoting competition number JR-00172775.
Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.