This week’s CBC/Radio-Canada Works featured employee is: Alain Bidjerano. Alain is the Director of Interactive Communications with Radio-Canada. Alain is in charge of developing and applying new communications strategies in the social networking space. “The goal is to create greater engagement with the public broadcaster’s brand and products. We want to show the “human side” of CBC/Radio-Canada, get closer to audiences, as well as listen and interact more with Canadians,” explains Alain.
- What is the first thing that you do when you get to work? I look out my window to make sure the Jacques Cartier bridge is still standing, then go on Twitter to see what I missed while I was asleep.
- What do you like most about your job at CBC/Radio-Canada? First, the people. They’re passionate and intelligent. Second, the chance to make an impact quickly. It’s easier when we’re number one (or almost) on TV, radio and the web. You can see how audiences react to our campaigns and initiatives very quickly. Finally, the depth and variety of the multiplatform, multiservice, “multi-challenge” environment. There are always new projects to develop and support.
- What is your favourite occupation outside of work? Music: it helps me be more independent and find harmony with others, especially if they don’t hit too many wrong notes. Studying the Talmud: it helps me better understand rules and arguments so that I can more effectively deconstruct them later.
- What is the natural talent you’d like to be gifted with? Public speaking.
- What do you appreciate the most in your friends? Their ability to throw me off balance.
- What is your favourite food and drink? Couscous and pastis, but not in that order.
- What is your greatest achievement? My diploma in dental prosthetics.
A big thank you to Alain for sharing with us! If you have questions for Alain, post them here.
-Sarah Lue, Blog host