Executive Director of Programming & Scheduling - Winnipeg MB



Executive Director of Programming & Scheduling (Winnipeg)


A little bit about us:

Launched in 1999 as the first national Indigenous broadcaster in the world, APTN creates a window into the remarkably diverse mosaic of Indigenous Peoples. As a respected non-profit, charitable broadcaster and the only one of its kind in North America, we share our stories of authenticity, while connecting with our audience through genuine, inspiring, and engaging entertainment.


Here’s what we can offer you:

As a Top 100 employer in Canada, taking care of our people is our priority. In addition to our fun, flexible team environment our total rewards package includes: comprehensive company paid health and dental coverage, an employer matched - Defined Contribution pension plan and an employee/family assistance plan. Other highlights include a 35 hour work week as well as training & development assistance, which is highly encouraged. It is important to us, that we support you and your success during your time with us. That’s why our total rewards are designed to help you achieve overall balance personally and professionally, both now and into your future.


Highlights of this opportunity:

  • Selects, plans and oversees all broadcasting television programs and schedules for the linear and OTT service as well as digital media components;

  • Oversees the acquisition of finished programs; oversees broadcast schedules; oversees and reviews all legally binding commitments and occasionally negotiates terms of contract;

  • In collaboration with the Programming team, identifies appropriate program ideas that align with APTN license ensuring appropriate investments and resources;

  • In collaboration with the Scheduling team, ensures that conditions of license are respected;

  • Analyses upcoming current viewing trends and takes calculated risks;

  • Ensures that APTN meets all corporate, legal and license requirements in the area of programming operations;

  • Monitors developing external trends, new technologies, policies, programs and issues with actual or potential impact for APTN;

  • Participates as an integral member of the Executive Management Team (EMT) and the Senior Management Team (SMT)

  • and contributes to the development of long-term strategic, business and financial plans;

  • Prepares and administers departmental annual work plan and budget;

  • Anticipates and provides the CEO, EMT and SMT with leadership, expertise, advice and solutions on Programming &

  • Scheduling matters.


Your accomplishments and experience include:

  • Post-Secondary education in a relevant discipline, with proven, relatable experience;

  • Broadcasting and production experience is essential;

  • Senior Leadership experience is required;

  • Experience with an Indigenous organization and culture is an asset;

  • Advanced MS Office skills including Excel, Word, Outlook.


Your new opportunity awaits; come and see what makes us one of Canada’s top employers! Please apply before Thursday July 30, 2020.


As an Indigenous employer we encourage First Nations, Inuit and Métis applicants to apply.


Please note: During the current COVID-19 environment - all interviews will be held via MS Teams or teleconference.

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