We are always on the lookout for creative material to air on The Doc Project: documentaries that break the rules, that transport you to unexpected places or allow you to eavesdrop on someone's life.
If you are an experienced Canadian audio freelancer or podcaster, or an international producer whose idea has a relevance to Canada, pitch us! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and put 'Commission' in the subject line. But first, please take some time with the resources on this page that will help you ensure your pitch is ready, and is a fit for our show: our show mission statement and pillars, and a wonderful video by CBC producer Iris Yudai on how to focus your pitch. (Just below!)
If you are a CBC reporter/producer/journalist from a local station and you have a story that you think is deserving of a larger documentary treatment with a national reach, tell us about it! Email: email@example.com and put 'Regional co-pro' in the subject line. If your pitch is successful, we'll reach out to your regional manager and you'll be paired with one of the Doc Project team members to enhance your skills and work with you on your documentary.
If you're an up-and-coming Canadian doc maker or a CBC employee with prior audio experience, you may want to check out the Doc Project Mentorship Program. This program pairs less experienced radio doc producers with established CBC doc editors at a number of shows across the CBC Radio One network.
Show mission statement
The Doc Project is where you'll hear the story you can't stop thinking about. Our show brings you high-stakes storytelling at its most artful and human, surprising you and expanding your world. The Doc Project. Stories lived, stories told.
Though our show airs many different kinds of stories, they all have the following in common:
- Shared humanity
How to focus your pitch
Before pitching to us, we'd ask that you look at this video of CBC doc maker Iris Yudai explaining how to pitch a radio documentary.