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Bilingual Media Researcher/Archivist (1 year contract) – TVO Ontario Educational Comms. Authority – Toronto, ON


Company: TVO Ontario Educational Comms. Authority

Address: Toronto, ON


  • Full Time

TVO Ontario Educational Comms. Authority

Date: June 3, 2020

Position Title: Bilingual Media Researcher/Archivist (1 year contract)

Company: TVO

Division: Finance & Corporate Services

Department: Administration

Reports To: Manager, Records, Content and Media

Salary Range: $52,525.20 – $62,917.40

Location: Toronto, Yonge & Eglinton (on the Yonge subway line)

As the Government of Ontario’s partner in digital learning, TVO’s vision is to create a better world through the power of learning.

TVO’s powerful learning products and services, rooted in the curriculum, help build an Ontario that can adapt, innovate, and compete globally. Our in-depth current affairs journalism from an Ontario perspective supports citizen engagement and a robust democracy. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Describe, maintain, and preserve archival print, audio-visual, film, electronic and digital media assets according to archival policies and TVO objectives
  • Index content in the Digital Asset Management System (DAM)
  • Enter new and edit existing metadata to support searches, promote accessibility, and content repurposing
  • Conduct research to enhance content descriptors, captured as meta-data in the DAM, for particularly rare and/or high profile content
  • Contribute to on-going initiative to broaden access to archival material through the creation of finding aids and digitization
  • Assist internal and external stakeholders with searches and provide training and support to end users of the DAM
  • Develop strong familiarity with TVO’s collection to facilitate searches
  • Research, screen, evaluate the suitability of, and obtain multimedia, photographic and video material for programming, publications and promotional purposes
  • Consult with internal clients about requirements, costs, and deadlines
  • Support and ensure adherence to TVO Journalistic, Programming and Outside Communication Content standards to achieve high level of journalistic credibility and safeguard against bias, prejudice, or conflict of interest
  • Negotiate rates with external agencies and clear rights for the use of video clips, images, and stills in adherence to production budgets as required
  • Research and obtain copyright clearance for visual material and provide general guidance to staff on copyright law and related procedures
  • Record copyright clearances for visual material and prepare required documents for approval
  • Assist with special projects as required
  • Back-up and fill in for the staff as required

Qualifications:

  • University degree in Library and Information Science (with emphasis on Archival studies preferred). Equivalent post graduate certification or 5+ years’ experience in related field accepted
  • 3-4 years’ recent experience working in a media library with archival, cataloging principals and preservation knowledge
  • Demonstrated 2-3 years’ experience in visual research (e.g.. stock footage/stills, multimedia, or print material) in a film and/or television production environment preferred
  • Solid organizational and time management skills and experience working well under deadline pressure
  • Solid research skills/strategies, detail-oriented and stickler for accuracy
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, prioritizing and decision-making skills
  • Proven negotiating skills and experience working diplomatically and with tact with all stakeholders, internal team and outside vendors
  • Experience working with digital asset management system, and must be fluent with a wide variety of analog and digital formats
  • Experience working in a media environment with a digital, file-based workflow
  • Solid contributor to a positive and collaborative team environment with emphasis on adaptability/cooperation with peers and superiors
  • Must be able to establish priorities, have excellent time management skills and work effectively under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated and proactive professional, capable of working independently and cohesively as part of a team
  • Skilled communicator with good listening skills, ability to follow direction, exceptional grasp of the English and French language and good writing skills.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a current resume by June 18, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

For Additional information about TVO please check out our website at TVO.org to access all of our web properties.

TVO is an equal opportunity employer and will endeavour to accommodate job applicants with disabilities through the People & Culture Division. Upon request, all job postings will be made available in alternative format.

TVO is committed to achieve a skilled workforce reflective of the population of Ontario.


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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