New CBC pitch guidelines up this week

Radio freelancers and independent audio producers will be interested to read the new CBC pitch guidelines that went up on the CBC’s website this week. The new pitch page has a heavier emphasis on podcasting, with descriptions that will help applicants differentiate between a podcast and a radio program, as well as a list of topics that the CBC is interested in exploring in future programming. There’s also a useful page of FAQs, and a Draft Your Pitch page with specific questions that you need to answer in your show proposal.

The pitch guide includes a section on the Doc Project, a mentorship program that has been running since the fall of 2014 and was recently renewed for a second year. Deadlines for the next round of Doc Project pitching have not yet been announced, but there’s an info session scheduled for Tuesday, June 9th at 12:30pm in Room 3G200 at CBC in Toronto. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to The info session will be recorded and posted on the Doc Project’s YouTube channel for aspiring radio documentary makers outside of Toronto. 

In the meantime, there are hours and hours of valuable audio and radio production training sessions already posted on the Doc Project’s YouTube channel. And the Doc Project is also set to become a summer CBC radio show. Starting on July 1st, the program will air on Radio One on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. The show will air thirteen original documentaries that were produced as part of the Doc Project as well as interviews with some of the documentary makers.

You can find out more about the Doc Project in their Facebook group or follow them on Twitter.

Posted on June 5, 2015 at 9:00 am by editor · · Tagged with: , , ,

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