TOR06704--Sr. Media Librarian, assigned to the Semantic Platform, (English Services)

Toronto, ON, CANADA
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Created: November 13, 2018


What it’s like working at CBC/Radio-Canada

At CBC/Radio-Canada, we create content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms. Our successes and accomplishments are driven by embodying and upholding values, which include creativity, integrity, inclusiveness and relevance. 

Do you think you have the ability and drive to keep up with this exciting, ever-changing industry? Whether it be in front of the camera, on air, online or behind the scenes, you would be joining a team that thrives on making connections and telling stories that are important to Canadians.


Your role

Content Management and Preservation is looking for a Sr. Media Librarian to join our Data Management team, based in Toronto, to build and maintain taxonomies and ontologies to support the Semantic Platform, which supports content production, presentation and preservation.

In this role, you will contribute to the department’s strategic goal of improving the overall quality of metadata within our organization. Better metadata is essential in order to enhance the audience experience on digital platforms, allowing us to better tailor our content offering to targeted user segments. 

You will also endeavour to improve the searchability and discoverability of media assets in our various production and preservation systems, spanning the entire content lifecycle, from the moment raw material is ingested into our servers to the point where content is packaged and presented to audiences.

Reporting to the Supervisor, Data Management, you will apply metadata standards to improve information architecture, and the related systems and processes. You will collaborate with stakeholders in technology solutions and support, as well as client groups, to ensure that our metadata practices and systems are performing optimally.


We are looking for a candidate with the following: 

  • You possess a solid understanding of information management principles, including ontologies and taxonomies, metadata schemas, industry-accepted standards, best practices and their practical application.
  • You can speak with authority on current issues in the field of knowledge management, including trends within the industry, emerging approaches to workflow and best practices in metadata management.
  • You have demonstrated experience with utilizing content and metadata management platforms in order to create descriptive elements for digital content.
  • You understand the importance of proper metadata management and how it benefits media asset management in a production environment, as well as how it can improve audience engagement on digital platforms, and you are able to translate this into a well-defined set of controlled terms to allow for accurate and consistent description of our content.
  • You can point to past experience that demonstrates your ability to help stakeholders understand the importance of tagging and work with them to help grow the our controlled vocabulary to meet their needs for insights into content performance and to help support content personalization initiatives.
  • You take pride in helping support content creators and other stakeholders in getting the most out of our Semantic Platform and would find satisfaction in learning about our evolving digital content offering and identifying opportunities to help support our digital strategy through improvements to our Semantic Platform.
  • You have earned an advanced degree in the field of Information Science and possess a minimum of 4 years’ experience working in information management.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

If this sounds interesting, please apply online! We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster. For more information, visit the Diversity and Inclusion section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to

You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website. All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment. We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest. In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest.

Wherever in the wording of the job description either gender is used, it shall be understood to include all genders.


Published: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 15:32 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 15:32 UTC