Media Librarian

Media Librarian

Organization Name
Job Title
Media Librarian
Job Type
Full Time (Contract)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posting Date
Application Deadline
Job Start Date (Expected):
50,326.02 – 70,270.34
Target Audience
  • Recent Graduates
  • 0–5 Years of Experience
Job Category
  • Archives
  • Information Systems
  • Knowledge Management
  • Records Management
Job Description
Work 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

Please note: This position is for 1 year with the possibility of extension. The schedule is Saturday through Wednesday.

Metadata and Information Management is seeking a Media Librarian to support the work of its clients in content production and presentation. Through the provision of library and information services, you will facilitate the searchability, access and retrieval of media assets in our various production and preservation systems. You will also be employing your skills as an information professional in applying metadata to CBC’s content in accordance with CBC’s corporate and departmental standards and policies. Work is governed by CBC programming and journalistic policies as well as various agreements governing the possible use of these materials.

Weekend work will involve preparing key information about content for front line News production teams.

Key Tasks:
Provide program material and/or research information on demand and assists Producer and others in the selection of material.
Advise program production personnel on the availability of materials and assists them in obtaining materials.
Research information using local resources.
Ensure the safety, security, preservation, maintenance and availability of materials and related content.
Screen broadcast material and select stock footage, prepare shot lists.
As directed, will assess the condition of media for digital preservation.
Accurately summarize audio/video content.
Catalogue and classify content using metadata standards and controlled vocabularies.
Manage the disposition and removal of materials when authorized to do so.
Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications – External

We are looking for a candidate with the following:

Knowledge of CBC/Radio-Canada programming is an asset.
Familiarity with, or ability to learn, CBC internal systems including iNews, Medoc-Eureka, TVNLS, and MAM.
Understanding of file-based production workflows, systems and tools is an asset.
Technical knowledge of recording media.
Knowledge of metadata standards, subject analysis and controlled vocabularies.
Knowledge of or experience cataloging digital collections.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent communication and organization skills.
Strong interpersonal skills working in a team environment.
Highly organized and detail-oriented.
Self-motivated and self-sufficient.
Knowledge of CBC/Radio-Canada programming policies and journalistic standards and practices.
2 years of comparable and relevant experience.
Graduate degree from an accredited library school or equivalent education and experience.
A Master’s degree in Library Science is considered an asset.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

If this sounds interesting, please click on ”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.

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