CBC Radio Doc Makers

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 and freelance 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.


  • 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 November 20, 2021.


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

For questions about your pitch or The Current, email suzanne.dufresne@cbc.ca. Read more about Suzanne on our Meet The Mentors page.

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