JOB POSTING: Uvagut TV - Live Producer/Director
Location: Anywhere in Canada (production team is Montréal based)
Hours: full-time (some evenings and weekends, depending on programming schedule)
Compensation: $60,00 to $80,000 a year depending on experience
*Priority will be given to Inuit or Indigenous candidates*
Uvagut TV is looking for a full-time Live Producer who will be responsible for overall management of all Uvagut live productions. Working remotely with teams in Nunavut and across Canada and in-person with our team in Montréal, the Live Producer will act as a producer and director of individual live shows.
Live cultural, current affairs, public access and special event programming is a central component of Uvagut TV’s broadcast schedule. We are also committed to training community partners in live production techniques to facilitate the participation of a greater number of communities who are empowered to select, frame and present their own stories.
In collaboration with the Uvagut TV team, the Live Producer will be responsible for expanding Uvagut TV’s roster of live productions, and developing an integrated look & feel for live shows. The Live Producer will plan shows in collaboration with program hosts, supervise research, ensure guests are available and prepared, support the technical team (especially the studio operator), coordinate technical staff (camera people, online studio operator, etc.), and manage technical tests and rehearsals. The Live Producer is expected to manage cashflow and budgets, and complete project reporting and administration tasks.
Other duties and responsibilities include:
● professionalizing live show production and format
● research show topics as necessary
● arrange any additional media for the show (pre-recorded video, audio, images, music, graphics etc.) and all packaging elements (opening, closing, credits, lower-thirds, etc)
● managing and training show production teams from other communities
● direct show: cue host, guests, studio operator, camera people, other tech staff, etc.
● perform studio operator duties on small shows where additional staff aren't necessary
● manage social media promotion and broadcasts for shows
● potentially expand social media simulcast broadcasts beyond Facebook to other platforms (i.e. YouTube)
● seeking and helping community production partners seek sources of funding for these productions
We are looking for someone with live television, online live streaming, video blogging, and/or other related video production experience. We want someone with strong ideas, both organizational and creative, to grow and define the look and feel our live productions. The applicant should have knowledge of Inuit culture. A compensation package will be set based on the successful applicant’s level of experience.
Skills / Experience:
● Experience with live television, online live video streaming, video blogging, and/or video production
● Familiarity with television broadcasting (including technical equipment)
● Excellent abilities to work with teams (remote and in-person)
● Well-organized and able to multitask
● Self-motivated and able to work well independently
● Interest in television production and Indigenous media
● Strong understanding of Inuit and / or Indigenous issues in Canada
● Spoken and written English (prioritized)
● Spoken and written Inuktitut (strong asset)
● Spoken and written French (asset)
About Uvagut TV
Uvagut TV, Canada’s first 24/7 Inuktut television channel, launched on January 18, 2021. Uvagut TV is available nationally to 610,000 Shaw Direct satellite subscribers, Arctic Co op’s Cable subscribers in Nunavut and NWT and FCNQ subscribers in Nunavik. Viewers around the world can stream the service online 24/7 at www.uvagut.tv
Uvagut TV is owned and operated by Nunavut Independent Television Network (NITV), an Inuit owned non-profit founded in 1991 in Igloolik as a media arts centre. NITV is dedicated to the enhancement and preservation of Inuktut and Inuit culture through the creation and exhibition of Inuit video art, linking Nunavut communities through Internet television channels, local access internet-TV, media training and digital literacy initiatives, the production and distribution of Inuktut video and film — and now broadcast television.
HOW TO APPLY
If this opportunity interests you please send a current resume, with links to previous work if available, and a cover letter by end-of-day Friday July 23, 2021 to Cecilia at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your time, but only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.