The Current's Advanced Doc Maker Program

A new development opportunity for experienced audio journalists.

The Current's Advanced Doc Maker Program supports the development of experienced audio journalists as they produce a feature-length documentary for CBC Radio's flagship current affairs program, The Current.

The Program is designed for audio producers who have original, journalistic tales to tell — with strong narratives.

The Program provides journalists with the following:

  • For CBC staff: a paid 3-5 week secondment from your primary assignment (contingent on supervisor's approval)
  • For non-CBC staff: a freelance contract, based on standard CMG rates, that includes built-in time for experimentation and development of digital materials
  • Up to $1,500 in travel expenses
  • Production support and technical resources (ie. transcription services, recording equipment, sound design, etc)
  • Supplementary time and resources to produce a robust digital iteration of your audio documentary.
Host Anna Maria Tremonti with producers Pacinthe Mattar and Yamri Taddese on the road in Halifax.

Criteria

  • Applicants must have professional experience in audio storytelling / doc making. Novice producers should not apply.
  • Experienced audio freelancers and CBC producers are eligible.
  • Applicants must reside in Canada, or have Canadian citizenship.
  • Applicants who work at CBC must have the endorsement of their current manager.
  • Applications are accepted three times a year: October 1, 2018, December 3, 2018, February 4, 2019

For questions related to your eligibility or the application process, email  docmentorships@cbc.ca

For questions about your pitch or The Current, email Joan.Webber@cbc.ca

No questions? Great pitch? Time to view the application.