Creator Network is looking for young storytellers with a passion for creating videos and online content


Do you like making videos and content online? Do you have a unique and compelling visual story to tell?

CBC Ottawa’s Creator Network is looking for young digital storytellers from diverse backgrounds to produce original video content for broadcast on CBC. We want creators to tell stories through their own lens, and we will license and pay for the content.

What is the Creator Network?

The Creator Network is a small team of CBC producers who work with emerging digital storytellers to create short videos (around five minutes) that are of particular interest to young audiences.

We pay creators who bring their own perspective and creative energy to these projects, who wish to collaborate and explore different stories and storytelling treatments and share them on CBC platforms.

The Creator Network gives creators the ability to showcase and showcase their content across CBC Ottawa platforms including social media, TV, radio and the web, and as far away as CBC Gem, local CBC and across Canada. , CBC Indigenous, CBC Radio, Life, Arts and Children.

Savannah Thomas, left, told her story of growing up as a black family in a white family for CBC’s Creator Network in Nova Scotia. (Bria Miller for CBC)

You may already know our Absolutely Canadian (Ontario) series that features short films and longer-format documentaries created by independent local directors / producers. You can find more information here and where to pitch.

CBC’s Creator Network offers a new way for young digital creators to collaborate with CBC.

Dancer, DJ, choreographer and teacher Maribeth (Kilusan) Tabanera turned to outdoor dancing in Winnipeg during the pandemic. It was featured in a recent Creator Network video in Manitoba. (Submitted by Maribeth (Kilusan) Tabanera)

What are we looking for?

We are looking for diverse and unique voices both behind the lens and in front of the camera. Specifically, we seek to hear from emerging digital creators, ages 18 to 40, from across Ottawa, Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.

This is a paid opportunity, and we are specifically looking to work with under-represented creators including BIPOC, newcomers and people with disabilities, as well as anyone with a new and fresh idea.

Content creators can be writers, filmmakers, vloggers, photographers, journalists, artists, animators, foodies, or anyone else with a compelling idea and a visual plan for brilliant and bold content.

Here are some examples of Creator Network content from other parts of Canada.

John Loeppky, a disabled artist and freelance writer from Regina, explains the spoon theory as part of a Creator Network project in Saskatchewan. (Matt Duguid / CBC)

How to pitch us

If you’re a designer with a great idea, we want to hear from you. To send us your pitch, please fill out this google form.


Producers from the CBC Ottawa Creators Network will host a virtual Q&A on Friday, January 7 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET and Friday, January 21 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET. Please email [email protected] for more information.

Introduce us! (Ash Abraham / CBC)


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