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2 weeks ago

Date:                           November 13, 2017


Position Title:            Pedagogue

                                    (2 year contract term, with consideration given to external secondments)

           

Company:                  TVO

Division:                     Digital Learning

Reports To:                VP, Digital Learning
Location:                    Toronto, Yonge & Eglinton (on the Yonge subway line)

 

As the technological extension of Ontario’s public education system, TVO’s vision is to create a better world through the power of learning. 

 

TVO provides learning opportunities for Ontarians through innovative educational products, in-depth current affairs, groundbreaking documentaries, and award-winning TVOKids resources both inside and outside the classroom. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.

  

Overview:

 

TVO is looking for two (2) Pedagogues with an understanding of best practices in online learning and learner centric environments.

 

The Pedagogue will apply a proven understanding of global competencies, pedagogies for deep learning and best practices in student-centred online learning to guide and inform the creation of secondary courses for TVO ILC.  Your work will support independent learners to meet the provincial standard for Secondary curriculum expectations in all subjects, through the development, creation, and review of secondary courses in online and print formats.

 

The successful candidates will use Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum guidelines to provide instructional strategies for the universal design of content for adult and adolescent learners enrolled in secondary courses.  You will mentor, coach and build staff capacity to build cutting edge pedagogy into courses. In collaboration with staff, you will build out course design requirements, review courses and course components as they are iterated, and assist with user experience testing.

 

Courses are delivered through TVO ILC (ilc.org).

 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with teacher writers to align course pedagogy with active learning and to plan for course interactivity
  • Work with a cross-functional team to inform the creation of engaging, interactive, rigorous and relevant course content that is rooted in cutting edge pedagogy
  • Present engaging, interactive, rigorous and relevant courses that support learners of diverse backgrounds and ages
  • Ensure course quality and that the final products are error-free
  • Accountable for course quality in order to contribute to rates of course completion and student success and ensure that the final product reflect the excellence expected in Ontario’s educational landscape
  • Follow TVO’s Educational Blueprint in all development activities
  • Review, provide feedback on, and in some cases co-author course content and related documentation, in keeping with TVO's quality and time requirements
  • Build team capacity through pedagogical leadership to serve a diverse learner population through independent study
  • Inform and review the creation of course content and digital learning activities including but not limited to course outline, Captivate creation, and wireframes for digital components.
  • Analyze and interpret data sets for provincial, national, and international student success (e.g. EQAO, TIMSS, PISA) to inform development of secondary content in all subject areas
  • Support testing of educational content with learner groups

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Education, secondary teachables with additional education or training in a related field, e.g. a Masters of Education in Curriculum
  • 5+ years in instructional leadership role for secondary panel
  • 5+ years of classroom experience in secondary classrooms
  • Experience supporting professional development at the school, district, Faculty of Education, Curriculum Association or provincial level
  • Proven ability to design appropriate, accessible, and engaging educational content for online independent learners
  • Member of the Ontario College of Teachers
  • Experience in adult education is an asset
  • Specialist qualifications at a secondary level would be preferred
  • Experience implementing Ministry of Education policy and program requirements, e.g. Creating Pathways to Success, Global Competencies, Growing Success, and Achieving Excellence
  • Understanding of how to build effective and authentic assessment for learning activities
  • Experience with projects where digital assets were created is an asset
  • Strong time management, analytical and interpersonal skills required, along with a high degree of attention to detail
  • Excellent grammar, verbal and written communication skills required, including experience in presenting to all levels of leadership
  • Bilingual, French and English written and oral communication is an asset
  • Demonstrates TVO's values of Excellence & Innovation, Ownership, Collaboration, Trust and Respect

 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a current resume by the stated date at 5:00 p.m.

 

For Additional information about TVO please check out our website at TVO.org to access all of our web properties.

 

TVO is an equal opportunity employer and will endeavour to accommodate job applicants with disabilities through the People & Culture Division. Upon request, all job postings will be made available in alternative format.

 

TVO is committed to achieve a skilled workforce reflective of the population of Ontario.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Job ID
2017-2114
Division
Digital Learning
CA-ON-Toronto
Close Date
11/27/2017
1 week ago

Date:

 

November 14, 2017

 

 

 

Position Title:

 

Manager, Facilities & Administration

Company:

 

TVO

Division:

 

Operations

Reports To:

 

Director, Administration 

Location:

 

Toronto, Yonge & Eglinton (on the Yonge subway line)

 

 

As the technological extension of Ontario’s public education system, TVO’s vision is to create a better world through the power of learning. 

 

TVO provides learning opportunities for Ontarians through innovative educational products, in-depth current affairs, groundbreaking documentaries, and award-winning TVOKids resources both inside and outside the classroom. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.

  

Overview:

 

Are you an exceptional people leader with extensive experience in facilities management and contracts/asset administration in a technical environment?  Do you have a passion for making the workplace awesome?  Are you able to manage multiple priorities and anticipate the impact on diverse organizational needs? Do you embrace our values of excellence, collaboration, ownership and trust?  We are looking for a strong communicator and relationship builder who excels in customer service, planning and implementing practices that support the organization in achieving its goals.  Does this describe you? If so, we want to hear from you!

 

Reporting to the Director Administration, the successful candidate will manage TVO facilities including: security, maintenance, leasehold improvements and projects, as they pertain to TVO’s leased office and warehouse space, and ensure compliance with applicable regulations, policies and standards. The successful candidate will manage teams that provide Occupant Services, and Contracts and Asset Administration services to support the organization’s evolving business needs.  

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Manages staff and promotes effectiveness through clear, timely communication with respect to objectives, expectations and performance
  • Ensures the department is equipped to meet business needs with appropriate staffing and skills development
  • Manages Occupant Services including security, health & safety, on and off-site event set up, shipping and receiving, print shop, office supplies, procurement/installation/moves of office furniture and fixtures, ergonomic adjustments and parking
  • Amends related policies and procedures as required in consultation with stakeholders
  • Manages administrative services to support various internal business owners, including management of TVO’s asset inventory (hardware and software) from purchase through to disposal, administering contracts for maintenance/support and services, and administering software license compliance
  • Liaises with property managers on an ongoing basis for building and security services, leasehold improvements, and maintenance and repairs
  • Contributes to facilities procurement and lease negotiations as required
  • Manages TVO’s mobile devices and contracts, and TVO’s automotive fleet (approx. 10 vehicles) including acquisition, disposal, troubleshooting, upgrades, contracts, billing and budget in accordance with TVO policies and to suit business requirements
  • Contributes to business continuity planning for the entire organization in collaboration with Operations, Process & Technology and People & Culture Divisions
  • Prepares and manages the operating and capital budgets for the department
  • Prepares revenue and cost projections for multi-year planning, annual budgets and forecasts
  • Analyzes building and occupant service requirements to support business needs and conduct cost benefit analysis for related activities
  • Engages and manages outside contractors in accordance with TVO policies, legislated requirements and approved budget to meet business needs
  • Ensures compliance with contractual obligations, TVO policies, the Occupational Health & Safety Act and other applicable legislation as they apply to TVO facilities, administration and occupant services
  • Serves on TVO’s Joint Health & Safety Committee, provides subject matter expertise on issues related to the building and occupant services

 

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree and minimum 5 years of experience in facilities or property management
  • 3 to 5 years supervisory and management experience required
  • Minimum 3 years contract management and negotiation experience required
  • Contract Management Certification preferred
  • Occupational Health & Safety Certification preferred
  • Must be able to focus on details, multi-task when required, establish priorities, manage conflicting priorities, and work effectively under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong financial management skills, including forecasting, planning and budgeting
  • Strong organization, interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional customer service orientation
  • Pro-active with excellent problem solving skills
  • Fluent with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point
  • Familiarity with Media industry an asset
  • Demonstrates TVO's values of Excellence & Innovation, Ownership, Collaboration, Trust and Respect

 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a current resume by the stated date, 5:00 p.m.

 

For Additional information about TVO please check out our website at TVO.org to access all of our web properties.

 

TVO is an equal opportunity employer and will endeavour to accommodate job applicants with disabilities through the People & Culture office. Upon request, all job postings will be made available in alternative format.

 

TVO is committed to achieve a skilled workforce reflective of the population of Ontario.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

 

Job ID
2017-2107
Division
Operations
CA-ON-Toronto
Close Date
11/28/2017
1 week ago

Date:                           November 17, 2017

Position Title:            Media Services Manager

                                   

Company:                  TVO

Division:                     Operations

Department:               Media Services

Reports To:                Director, Media Operations
Location:                    Toronto, Yonge & Eglinton (on the Yonge subway line)

 

As the technological extension of Ontario’s public education system, TVO’s vision is to create a better world through the power of learning. 

 

TVO provides learning opportunities for Ontarians through innovative educational products, in-depth current affairs, groundbreaking documentaries, and award-winning TVOKids resources both inside and outside the classroom. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.

 

Overview:

 

Are you an exceptional people leader with extensive experience in Media Services?  Do you have the collaborative, analytical and problem solving skills to lead Media Services efforts on delivering content to currently existing and newly emerging platforms? Do you embrace our values of excellence, collaboration and ownership? Do you easily build trust and demonstrate respect in all that you do? We are looking for a strong communicator and relationship builder who excels in planning, problem solving and customer service that supports the organization in achieving its goals.  Does this describe you? If so, we want to hear from you!

 

Reporting to the Director Media Operations, the successful candidate will be responsible for the effective operations of ingest and format editing; closed captioning and described video; web encode, multi-platform publishing and DVD authoring; for broadcast presentation and distribution services provided to TVO.  This role develops and maintains policies and procedures as they relate to the processing, presentation and multi-platform distribution of content; establishes best practices; manages the Media Services staff and operating budget; and oversees service delivery to ensure that it meets business objectives and complies with regulatory requirements.

 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Manage Media Services staff in accordance with TVO values, policies and procedures
  • Ensure appropriate staffing and training to process and deliver digital media to meet business objectives
  • Develop, communicate, implement and oversee policies, procedures and best practices to ensure compliance with conditions of license, and to meet business objectives and industry standards
  • Manage working relationships with third party service providers of master control and distribution services including fiber, satellite and online video player platform; monitor billing and quality of service, and lead collaboration with internal stakeholders
  • Manage Closed Captioning and Described Video services to ensure TVO complies with regulatory requirements
  • Audit the quality of closed captioning and prepare reports as required by the CRTC
  • Be a resident expert on TVO’s broadcast signal path and the content flow through Media Services to multiple platforms; identify and implement work around solutions to restore disruptions by working with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensure the appropriate scheduling of facilities and human resources, in particular with regard to planning for special event programming, technical maintenance, upgrades, holidays and vacations
  • Manage operating budget for the department; prepare cost projections for multi-year planning, annual budgets and forecasts; conduct cost benefit analysis for related activities and support audits
  • Proactively monitor service and quality; ensure that technical issues are reported and documented
  • Collaborate with peers in Media Engineering, Network Services and Production to ensure technical issues are effectively resolved
  • Collaborate on capital projects with the Technology teams, contributing to design, equipment selection, implementation and testing 
  • Research, review and recommend technology/process solutions, including sign off on acceptance testing of new technology

Qualifications:

  • College diploma in a specialized field plus 8 – 10 years related work experience
  • Team leadership and supervisory experience
  • Experience with digital workflows, broadcast operations and signal distribution
  • Experienced relationship builder, self-starter, coupled with a strong customer service orientation
  • Must be an excellent communicator with strong written, verbal and listening skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, especially in working with numbers and technical terminology
  • Must have strong planning, analytical, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills
  • Must be able to multi-task when required, establish priorities, manage conflicting priorities, and work effectively under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Experience with online publishing systems and tools and multi-platform distribution is preferred
  • Familiarity with closed captioning, described video is required
  • Familiarity with non-linear editing and DVD authoring is an asset
  • Project management experience is an asset
  • Demonstrates TVO's values of Excellence & Innovation, Ownership, Collaboration, Trust and Respect

 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a current resume by the stated date at 5:00 p.m.

 

For Additional information about TVO please check out our website at TVO.org to access all of our web properties.

 

TVO is an equal opportunity employer and will endeavour to accommodate job applicants with disabilities through the People & Culture Division. Upon request, all job postings will be made available in alternative format.

 

TVO is committed to achieve a skilled workforce reflective of the population of Ontario.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Job ID
2017-2104
Division
Operations
CA-ON-Toronto
Close Date
12/1/2017
3 weeks ago

Date:                           November 3, 2017

 

Position Title:           Journalist (Eastern Ontario Hub Editor)                         

                                   (One-Year Contract)

 

Company:                  TVO

Division:                     Current Affairs and Documentaries

Reports to:                 Executive Producer, Digital

Salary range:             $56,200.56 - $70,626.92

Location:                    Kingston, Ontario

 

As the technological extension of Ontario’s public education system, TVO’s vision is to create a better world through the power of learning. TVO provides learning opportunities for Ontarians through innovative educational products, in-depth current affairs, groundbreaking documentaries, and award-winning TVOKids resources both inside and outside the classroom. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.

 

Scope:

 

The successful candidate creates daily editorial content as a member of the Current Affairs digital team, and helps ensure the quality, accuracy and consistency of tone of the department’s work, within editorial and brand guidelines and to the highest standards of journalistic and technical excellence. This position will be based in Kingston, Ont., and will focus on covering eastern Ontario for a province-wide audience.

 

The ideal candidate will bring finely honed editorial judgment, top-notch skills in both copyediting and substantive editing as well as writing, and have experience working in a team in a daily online news environment. Familiarity with emerging technology and a thorough knowledge of current trends and innovations in digital media are required.

 

Under the overall responsibility of the Executive Producer, Digital, the Journalist pitches and creates daily content and longer-term editorial projects, and is part of a cross-functional digital team. The person in this role helps to ensure that all digital editorial projects are delivered on time and within scope while adhering to TVO’s standards and ethics. You will work with the Social Media Specialist to share and promote Current Affairs and Documentaries content (both current and from the archive), ensure that website content adheres to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and work collaboratively with broadcast and documentary teams to ensure seamless execution of cross-department, multi-platform content. You will also assist broadcast and documentary teams in generating story ideas, including making suggestions for interviews and establishing contacts. 

 

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Research, write and edit current affairs coverage; co-ordinate with freelancers and interns; write and edit display copy; create, select and edit photos, graphics, video and audio
  • Consult on video planning and production
  • Post editorial content on TVO.org using a Drupal-based CMS
  • Update and curate content on any and all Current Affairs and Documentaries homepages
  • Develop, organize and present innovative approaches to generate content quickly in response to emerging current affairs issues
  • Monitor social media in real time and use it to promote content and engage audiences
  • Respond to peak audience periods on various platforms – digital, broadcast, social media – with content tailored for each platform
  • Employ SEO and social media best practices
  • Use Siteimprove monitoring software to ensure AODA compliance of all website content
  • Ensure the proper and accurate clearance of all material used on the site, in collaboration with copyright clearance officers or others
  • Co-ordinate with other departments in matters relating to site content
  • Work with colleagues and supervisors to ensure that the editorial process is efficient and productive

 

Other tasks as required:

  • Perform duties of all lower classifications
  • Perform on and/or off camera
  • Direct interviews in the studio or in the field

 

Qualifications: 

  • University or college graduate, preferably in the liberal arts or journalism
  • 4+ years’ work experience in daily online journalism
  • Strong editorial judgment and cross-platform storytelling skills
  • Deep knowledge of current affairs and familiarity with documentaries as a journalistic form
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues that affect eastern Ontario
  • Outstanding analytical and communication skills and proficiency in Canadian Press style
  • Must be able to establish priorities and work effectively under pressure to meet tight and shifting deadlines
  • Strong initiative and ability to work collaboratively and effectively both remotely and within a team environment
  • A thorough and strategic understanding of social media, particularly Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, as well as demonstrated ease with these platforms and others (large online following would be a plus)
  • Superior interpersonal and negotiating skills, coupled with a proven ability to build partnerships within the eastern Ontario community and promote TVO goals and values
  • Deep understanding of how videos and other content are shared and consumed on broadcast, digital, social and mobile platforms
  • Superior command of platform-specific digital storytelling and multimedia presentation techniques
  • Solid understanding of SEO best practices, including headline writing and file structure with a good grasp of essential HTML coding
  • Facility with Drupal-based or equivalent content management systems
  • Knowledgeable about digital asset management and back-end administration
  • Strong understanding of digital file formats and how to gather and edit media such as video, audio and photos
  • Video and audio recording skills are an asset
  • Must have valid driver’s licence. Job requires travel within eastern Ontario

 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a current resume by the stated date at 5:00 p.m.

 

For additional information about TVO, please visit our website at TVO.org.

 

TVO is an equal opportunity employer and will endeavour to accommodate job applicants with disabilities through the People and Culture office. Upon request, all job postings will be made available in alternative format.TVO is committed to achieve a skilled workforce reflective of the population of Ontario.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Job ID
2017-2101
Division
Current Affairs & Documentaries
CA-ON-Kingston
Close Date
11/24/2017
3 weeks ago

Date:                           November 3, 2017

 

Position Title:            Journalist (Northeastern Ontario Hub Editor)                           

                                   (One-Year Contract)

 

Company:                  TVO

Division:                     Current Affairs and Documentaries

Reports to:                 Executive Producer, Digital

Salary range:             $56,200.56 - $70,626.92

Location:                    Sudbury, Ontario

 

As the technological extension of Ontario’s public education system, TVO’s vision is to create a better world through the power of learning. TVO provides learning opportunities for Ontarians through innovative educational products, in-depth current affairs, groundbreaking documentaries, and award-winning TVOKids resources both inside and outside the classroom. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.

 

Scope:

 

The successful candidate will create daily editorial content as a member of the Current Affairs digital team, and helps ensure the quality, accuracy and consistency of tone of the department’s work, within editorial and brand guidelines and to the highest standards of journalistic and technical excellence. This position will be based in Sudbury, Ont., and will focus on covering northeastern Ontario for a province-wide audience.

 

The ideal candidate will bring finely honed editorial judgment, top-notch skills in both copyediting and substantive editing as well as writing, and have experience working in a team in a daily online news environment. Familiarity with emerging technology and a thorough knowledge of current trends and innovations in digital media are required.

 

Under the overall responsibility of the Executive Producer, Digital, the Journalist pitches and creates daily content and longer-term editorial projects, and is part of a cross-functional digital team. The person in this role helps to ensure that all digital editorial projects are delivered on time and within scope while adhering to TVO’s standards and ethics. You will work with the Social Media Specialist to share and promote Current Affairs and Documentaries content (both current and from the archive), ensure that website content adheres to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and work collaboratively with broadcast and documentary teams to ensure seamless execution of cross-department, multi-platform content. You will also assist broadcast and documentary teams in generating story ideas, including making suggestions for interviews and establishing contacts. 

 

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Research, write and edit current affairs coverage; co-ordinate with freelancers and interns; write and edit display copy; create, select and edit photos, graphics, video and audio
  • Consult on video planning and production
  • Post editorial content on TVO.org using a Drupal-based CMS
  • Update and curate content on any and all Current Affairs and Documentaries homepages
  • Develop, organize and present innovative approaches to generate content quickly in response to emerging current affairs issues
  • Monitor social media in real time and use it to promote content and engage audiences
  • Respond to peak audience periods on various platforms – digital, broadcast, social media – with content tailored for each platform
  • Employ SEO and social media best practices
  • Use Siteimprove monitoring software to ensure AODA compliance of all website content
  • Ensure the proper and accurate clearance of all material used on the site, in collaboration with copyright clearance officers or others
  • Co-ordinate with other departments in matters relating to site content
  • Work with colleagues and supervisors to ensure that the editorial process is efficient and productive

 

Other tasks as required:

  • Perform duties of all lower classifications
  • Perform on and/or off camera
  • Direct interviews in the studio or in the field

 

Qualifications: 

  • University or college graduate, preferably in the liberal arts or journalism
  • 4+ years’ work experience in daily online journalism
  • Strong editorial judgment and cross-platform storytelling skills
  • Deep knowledge of current affairs and familiarity with documentaries as a journalistic form
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues that affect northeastern Ontario
  • Outstanding analytical and communication skills and proficiency in Canadian Press style
  • Must be able to establish priorities and work effectively under pressure to meet tight and shifting deadlines
  • Strong initiative and ability to work collaboratively and effectively both remotely and within a team environment
  • A thorough and strategic understanding of social media, particularly Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, as well as demonstrated ease with these platforms and others (large online following would be a plus)
  • Superior interpersonal and negotiating skills, coupled with a proven ability to build partnerships within the northeastern Ontario community and promote TVO goals and values
  • Deep understanding of how videos and other content are shared and consumed on broadcast, digital, social and mobile platforms
  • Superior command of platform-specific digital storytelling and multimedia presentation techniques
  • Solid understanding of SEO best practices, including headline writing and file structure with a good grasp of essential HTML coding
  • Facility with Drupal-based or equivalent content management systems
  • Knowledgeable about digital asset management and back-end administration
  • Strong understanding of digital file formats and how to gather and edit media such as video, audio and photos
  • Video and audio recording skills are an asset
  • Must have valid driver’s licence. Job requires travel within northeastern Ontario

 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a current resume by the stated date at 5:00 p.m.

 

For additional information about TVO, please visit our website at TVO.org.

 

TVO is an equal opportunity employer and will endeavour to accommodate job applicants with disabilities through the People and Culture office. Upon request, all job postings will be made available in alternative format.TVO is committed to achieve a skilled workforce reflective of the population of Ontario.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Job ID
2017-2100
Division
Current Affairs & Documentaries
CA-ON-Sudbury
Close Date
11/24/2017