Media Librarian – Temporary – REG00197

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Please note this is Temporary (12 months)

As Media Librarian for CBC Saskatchewan, you will select, analyze, index, preserve, retain, research and manage audio and audiovisual documents in accordance with the rules and principles of library and information sciences and with corporate standards and policies.


  • Provides library and information services to program and administrative clients. 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 judgment.
  • Advice and guidance are available.
  • Work may involve the coordination of the activities of others.

Key Tasks:

  • Establishes and maintains a cataloguing system to manage library material and the circulation of materials.
  • Prepares detailed summaries of the content of programs and/or library holdings.
  • Provides program material and/or research information on demand and assists Producers, Researchers, on-air personnel and others in the selection of material and the use of the library.
  • Selects and purchases material for retention in the library; prepares appropriate documentation to ensure payment.
  • Advises program production personnel on the availability of broadcast materials and assists them in obtaining items not available in the library.
  • Researches information using local resources.
  • Ensures the safety, security, preservation, maintenance and availability of broadcast materials and related documents or photographs; recommends replacement and/or new purchases.
  • Manages the disposition and removal of broadcast materials when authorized to do so.
  • Operates equipment required to perform library tasks.

As required, performs the following tasks:

  • assembles and distributes orchestral music; where necessary, arrange for the copying of CBC commissions;
  • provides information and prepares documentation concerning live or recorded music for copyright clearance purposes;
  • selects recorded music for programs and prepare simple continuity;
  • screens broadcast material and select stock footage, prepare shot lists, classify and index material;
  • time checks records, tapes, compact discs, videodiscs and other pre-recorded sources of program material.
  • ensures closed captioning requirements are met.

Education Required: Master’s degree in library and information sciences or the equivalent.

Experience Required: Minimum one (1) year’s experience performing related duties.

Objective Criteria:

  • Very good knowledge of current events.
  • Extensive general knowledge.
  • Very good knowledge of office automation software and a solid understanding of how databases are structured.
  • Very good knowledge of Radio-Canada programming.
  • Knowledge of criteria for archives broadcasting.
  • Ability to work varying shifts, weekends, late nights and overtime.

Subjective Criteria:

  • Able to analyze, synthesize and think critically.
  • Able to work in a team.
  • Sense of organization and planning.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Possibility of variable schedule.

This position will not be filled until consideration has been made by the CBC/CMG Local Joint Employment Committee.

If you are seeking a media environment that fosters creativity and innovation, this is the place for you.

We value the importance of a diverse workforce and encourage applications from Aboriginal Peoples, women, members of a visible minority and persons with a disability.

Please visit and apply online.

The CBC is committed to equity in employment and programming.

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