Job Posting: CBC/Radio-Canada Media Librarian – Toronto

CBC/Radio-Canada seeks a full-time media librarian to work for the radio services in their Toronto office. The deadline for applications is May 23rd, 2014.

As a Media Librarian, you will be employing your skills as an information professional by cataloguing CBC radio content in accordance with CBC’s corporate and departmental standards and policies. Expertise with metadata standards, subject analysis and controlled vocabularies essential. An MLS degree and/or strong knowledge of CBC cataloguing standards and workflows are an asset. Work is governed by CBC programming and journalistic policies as well as various agreements governing the possible use of these materials. There is little latitude for independent action but some opportunity for initiative and judgement. Advice and guidance are available.


You possess the following:
University degree in library science or the equivalent. A Masters in Library Science (MLS) is considered a very strong asset
Two years of comparable and relevant experience
Fluent in English
Able to rapidly and accurately summarize audio materials, and describe video materials
Good knowledge of and experience with the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Access
Data entry and processing skills, and word processing skills in a Windows environment
Knowledge of recent Canadian history (past 50 years), current events, and personalities in the province (will be gauged via a test administered by CBC/Radio-Canada)
Advanced knowledge of metadata standards, subject analysis and controlled vocabularies
Experience creating archive descriptions or original document cataloguing projects
Knowledge of CBC/Radio-Canada programming policies and journalistic standards and practices
Knowledge of CBC/Radio-Canada programming
Proven ability to work without supervision
Strong interpersonal skills working in a team environment
Highly organized and detail-oriented
Able to work in a tight-deadline environment, often in unexpected overtime situations
Self-motivated and self-sufficient
Able to work flexible hours and weekends as required

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.


One Comment on “Job Posting: CBC/Radio-Canada Media Librarian – Toronto”

  1. allanaaa says:

    (hey, this is ArLiSNAP’s 2000th post!)