Information Architect (French Services) – CBC

Job Family Media Production
Primary Location Montreal

Position Language Requirement French Only

Language Skill Level (Reading) –
Language Skill Level (Writing) –
Language Skill Level (Speaking) –

Status of Employment Contract
Work schedule(s) Full-time

Why join CBC/Radio-Canada

Digital is a key part of our present and our future. CBC/Radio-Canada’s strategy is focused on becoming the first organization to provide a digital platform that delivers unique content and experiences for our audiences, by telling stories that reflect who they are.

Customizing our digital services is core to that strategy. We want to create personal, relevant and engaging experiences that Canadians expect, with our goal being to make sure all Canadians see themselves reflected in our digital services while connecting them to the many communities and voices that make our country great.

An information architecture that clearly defines our content and how it all fits together is one of pillars of this customization initiative. If you’re passionate about semantic web, the RDF model and named entities, we want to hear from you!

Your role:

As Information Architect, you will establish the information architecture vision for Radio-Canada Digital Media and see that vision through to implementation.

You will act as an expert in all aspects of information architecture, your expertise and in-depth knowledge of the semantic web will be used to influence the teams in setting up a first-class information architecture.

You will be responsible for determining the current maturity level and, in conjunction with the Customization Product Manager, the roadmap for achieving our objectives.

You will work with:
A product manager in charge of Digital Media’s taxonomy initiative.
A team of developers responsible for developing our content management tools.
A team of machine learning developers in charge of leveraging and applying AI to boost user engagement in our digital platforms and support teams in their automated decision-making.
You will work closely with the Library and Archives team.

Your main responsibilities:
Determine the current information-architecture maturity level.
Prioritize initiatives for implementation, seeking to balance complexity with return on investment.
Work with the Taxonomy Product Manager and CMS development teams to schedule work in light of their respective backlogs.
Review needs and friction points with content input team leaders to mitigate the impact on their workflow.
Act as a consultant to teams developing new content initiatives that require information architecture expertise.
How will you make a difference?
You will be an influencer in decisions about building a relevant infrastructure for CBC/Radio-Canada. You will guide your team to understand how content data can be utilized to enable better customization of our digital products.
You will align your roadmap with the reality of our technology ecosystem, listen to the needs of the business, and present recommendations to the broader organization.
You will keep your roadmap updated. You will gather user needs and seek the best tools, technologies and solutions to support those needs.
You will sustain a culture of collaboration, learning and creativity. You will work with multidisciplinary teams, providing mentoring and leadership.

We are looking for a candidate with the following:
University degree in computer science, software engineering, information science or other relevant field .
Five or more years’ experience working with digital information architecture on systems serving a wide audience.
Experience implementing an information architecture to facilitate content searching.
In-depth knowledge of:
Semantic web.
Structured data (Schema.org, RDF, named entities, etc.).
Interest in AI applied to automated content classification.
Analytical mind and open-minded approach to problem solving.
Ability to work well in a team; excellent communicator.
Ability to grasp technical concepts and make them understandable to non-experts.
Flexibility and drive.
Good judgment, thoroughness, initiative and autonomy.
Excellent stress management and prioritization skills.
Fluent in French, spoken and written, proficiency in English is an asset.
Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

Please note that this is a 12-month contract position, renewable annually.
As well, it is important to distinguish that this is not a consulting mandate, but rather a regular, long-term opportunity as an employee with Radio-Canada, complete with competitive benefits.

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 recruitment@cbc.ca.

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.

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