Data Scientist – Information Technology – Corus

Toronto, ON, Canada
Are you creative, dynamic and passionate? Do you like to think outside of the box and find new ways to achieve your goals? Corus Entertainment has an exciting opportunity for you. If you have a passion for excellence, and would like to work for Corus Entertainment, we encourage you to apply.
At Corus Entertainment we value team work, innovation, creativity, continued learning and responsible business practices that promote engagement with the communities that we support. We have an exciting new opportunity to join our expanding Data Science team as we continue to address business challenges and develop products that allow partners to increase their reach and awareness of possible solutions.

Data Scientist

Division: Corporate – Information Technology

Work Status: Full-time

Location: Corus Quay / Remote

About the Role

As a Data Scientist at Corus Entertainment you will work with various cross-functional teams like Product Management, Research, Marketing, Sales and Finance to provide direction towards data strategy to promote data centric initiatives within the company. Thought leadership on data driven workflows and business insights should include responsible and thoughtful actions to the communities that we serve. Management in the form of Data Governance, ethics and policy has become an important corner stone in our Data Science practice as we continue to monitor the rapidly changing landscape of privacy regulation and AI transparency.

You will use your experience as a data practitioner to recommend techniques and help prioritize analytical approaches. Developing hypothesis and using statistical methods to test, prove or disprove ideology will be common practice when determining direction and next steps. Being able to recount data driven stories will help to influence and communicate value to key stakeholders as you present options to business representatives.


Develop models using appropriate data science techniques to generate actionable insights, working alongside product owners from the various business units at Corus
Identification of data sources within the business and integration of those sources into the data technology platforms to support analysis and data workflows
Ad hoc analysis where requested by the business
Thought leadership on data organization, approaches, workflows, and processes that allow the translation of real-world business problems into useful internal and external products and services
Maintaining up-to-date industry knowledge around the practice of Data Science and the technology stacks that support it
Work with IT, Digital, and Broadcast technology teams to operationalize data driven workflows
Collaborate with other members of the Data Science team to design and operate the technology stack used to support data analysis
Maintain knowledge about ML operational expertise across hybrid cloud platforms
Participation in Data Governance, ethics and policy initiative
About You

Basic Qualifications:

BA/BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Applied Mathematics or other related field
Expertise in data science related development language, such as Python (preferred), or R
Expertise in cloud-based technology stacks for data analytics (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform)
Expertise with machine learning and statistical modeling tools such as ScikitLearn, Pandas, Tensorflow, and/or Keras
Expertise working with NLP, Deep Learning and other ML techniques
Having worked with specialized techniques like BERT is a plus
Experience working in an Agile environment
Experience with data visualization and presentation
Understanding of the engineering/software development lifecycle
Great communication skills with the equal ability to work with technologists as well as translating to non-technical business stakeholders with ease
Proven capacity to deliver excellent results to stakeholders/clients
Commitment to continuous education in a fast evolving industry
Preferred Qualifications:

Self-directed, accountable, proactive, organized, efficient, tenacious (persistent about bringing open items/projects to closure), engaged, enthusiastic, able to lead, motivate and drive results
Ability to manage multiple projects successfully
Able to delegate tasks effectively
Two or more years professional experience at a media company is desirable
Client service focus
Great communication skills, written, verbal, presentation and the ability to influence others
Proven leadership capabilities
Solutions oriented approach to problem solving
Teamwork focus and ability to operate in a matrix style organization
Proven capacity to deliver excellent results to stakeholders/clients
Why Corus?

Corus is a driving force in the media industry with a diverse portfolio of strong brands that entertain and inform audiences through great storytelling and compelling content, reaching millions of people around the world every day.

We have a passionate drive to connect with the world around us: to express, to share, to be part of people’s lives. Walk around our offices, our stations, our studios across the country and you’ll feel it. You’ll see it in action.

You’ll see it in the open communication and the approachability of our people. You’ll see it in our care for quality work and the interest in new, creative solutions. You’ll see it in how we work with external partners, and how we care about our communities. These are all core to the values we commit to living each and every day – Win Together, Think Beyond, Make It Happen, Learn Every Day, Show We Care. Our values describe what makes us pretty unique – and amazing – place to work.

At Corus we value and actively involve the full range of what makes people unique in order to create a strong and innovative company where amazing people thrive. A company where people have the full opportunity to show their unique value and develop their potential. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people of colour, people with disabilities, people from all gender and sexually diverse communities and people with intersectional identities.

Corus is also committed to providing accommodations throughout the interview and employment process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

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