June  17, 2024
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Lead TV Producer (1-year contract)

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Lead TV Producer (1-year contract) REF#: JG33560
TVO Media Education Group
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted: May 24, 2024
Deadline: June 15, 2024
Salary: $73,205.95 - $80,709


  • Position Title: Lead Producer - Weekly studio show about Misinformation, Disinformation, and Conspiracy Theories (Digital Media Producer II - 1year, full time contract position)
  • Division: Programming and Content
  • Reports To: Director of Program Development
  • Location: Toronto, Yonge & Eglinton (Hybrid Role)

 TVO Media Education Group (TVO.me) is a social impact organization at the intersection of digital learning, journalism, and immersive storytelling. As creators of award-winning content, we are on a journey to build a more informed, knowledgeable, and educated Ontario. We are unapologetic about our purpose — everything we do is about inspiring learning that changes lives and enriches communities. That is our why.

A Culture of Inclusion and Belonging

At TVO we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring. We foster an environment where everyone is heard, feels valued and has an equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We are committed to learning, and we learn better together with a diverse team of employees that are respected, valued, and encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work every day. With this goal in mind, at TVO we celebrate individual differences, knowledge, self-expression, and talent. At TVO, we recognize the importance of using anti-oppression practices, both within our organization and in our content.

We encourage applications from those belonging to underrepresented groups as well as all other qualified candidates.

Who We Are

As part of an ambitious new strategic vision, TVO.me is transforming itself and the digital learning and media landscapes. We know we are a better organization when we honour our commitments, when we thrive with diverse voices, when we value bold thinking, and embrace change. We understand and celebrate that we are better together.

We are proud to be named a Greater Toronto Top Employer of 2023, recognized for our work-life balance, mental health supports, company culture and flexibility. This is a testament to the impactful work we do for Ontarians everyday. It is also a reflection of how quickly we have responded to employee feedback about how, when and where they want to work.

The Opportunity

Are you ready to lead a groundbreaking television show that tracks and exposes misinformation, disinformation, and conspiracy theories? We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Lead Producer to run an exciting studio-based show that will appear on our broadcast and digital platforms. This is an opportunity to make a meaningful impact by confronting the spread of misinformation head-on. As part of our team, you will have the chance to shape public discourse, challenge conventional wisdom, and inspire audiences to think critically about the information they encounter. Additionally, you will be supported by a talented and passionate group of individuals who are dedicated to producing compelling content that sparks conversations and drives change.

How you will make an impact


  • Assign and coordinate the production team and establish the weekly editorial plan for the show.
  • Lead meetings to identify and develop stories that resonate with audiences and aligns with the show’s mission.
  • Determine the look and lineup of the show in collaboration with the executive producer.
  • Oversee fact-checking processes to verify the accuracy of information presented on the show and ensure adherence to journalistic standards.
  • Write and vet scripts and oversee the editing process to maintain the highest quality standards.
  • Work closely with producers, and editors to develop innovative and highly visual ways to present reports.
  • Collaborate with the host, experts, and guest contributors to provide in-depth analysis and insights into complex topics.
  • Work closely with the host to refine their on-air presence and messaging, ensuring clarity, credibility, and engagement with the audience.
  • Collaborate with the Director and Technical team to ensure seamless in-studio interviews and panel discussions.
  • Design and implement an efficient production workflow, optimizing processes for maximum productivity.
  • Enforce strict adherence to production timelines, adjusting as necessary to meet deadlines.
  •  Stay up to date on current events, emerging trends, and new developments in misinformation, disinformation, and conspiracy theories.
  • Curate and write content to maximize traffic on social media.
  • Work with the social media optimization team to ensure metadata, texts and video on digital platforms are search engine optimized (SEO).
  • Liaise with Media Research Team or others as appropriate to ensure proper and accurate clearance of all material used.


What you will bring to TVO
  • Proven experience as a showrunner with a track record of successful show production and management.
  • Exceptional leadership and team management abilities, with a collaborative and inclusive approach to working with others.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to inspire and motivate teams.
  • Deep knowledge of television production processes, including studio and control room experience.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, with the ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in fact-checking techniques and familiarity with credible sources and research methodologies.
  • Broad knowledge of social media and other digital platform storytelling.
  • A deep commitment to combatting misinformation and promoting truth and accuracy in media.

To apply, please submit online here your resume, cover letter stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board, and a portfolio showcasing your previous work in TV production and/or journalism. Additionally, include a brief statement outlining your approach to tackling misinformation and disinformation in the media. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

TVO.me & YOU
We are a learning organization. It is at the core of everything we do, and each individual at TVO.me invests deeply in our own learning while elevating each other’s knowledge, whether through peer-to-peer learning, workshops or lunch and learns.

At TVO.me, we roll up our sleeves every day, adapting to change, and working cross functionally with great teams and experts in their respective fields. Collaboration is the fuel of our organization and what enables our progress.

We would be thrilled to have you join us. We’re a tight-knit community – whether you are a rookie or a seasoned veteran, you will get to meet, work with, and be supported by diverse colleagues at all levels. Maybe you’ll even get to meet Polkaroo!

Come build with us.

TVO Media Education Group is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario, and is a registered charity supported by thousands of sponsors and donors. Find and follow us on: YouTube (@TVO), Twitter (@TVO), Facebook (@TVO), and Instagram (@WeAreTVO).

We invite you to submit your application by May 31, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. Not sure you have everything we’re asking for, but know you can make a big impact? Tell us your story and we will be happy to consider you.

To learn more about us and our culture, please visit us at https://tvo.me/work-with-us/.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process (e.g., including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms). If you are seeking accommodations during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so that appropriate arrangements can be made by sending your request to accommodations@tvo.org.


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