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.


  • 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 will be accepted until March 5, 2019

For questions related to your eligibility or the application process, email

For questions about your pitch or The Current, email

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