Content and Metadata Engineer, Full-time
in Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON
Full-time - Permanent
Competition Number: 4F078E35D8

The Canadian Press is looking for a Content and Metadata Engineer to join our Content Operations team in a full-time permanent role located in Toronto. The successful candidate will make a major impact at a reputable and evolving company that offers a competitive salary, paid vacation, pension, health and dental benefits, and flexible hours in a hybrid/remote working environment.

Overview of the Role

As a metadata specialist you will help incorporate state-of-the-art metadata practices into our newsroom operations. We are in the process of integrating a knowledge-management platform into our content production workflows and establishing a system of metadata governance and best practices. You will work closely with all departments that touch content (news, IT, sales and marketing) and help CP to optimize and operationalize its use of metadata to enhance our products and revenues.

As a content analyst with digital supply-chain experience, you will monitor production systems and content feeds to ensure efficient delivery to customers.


  • Assist with the integration of the knowledge management system into news production workflows
  • Ensure that the CP wire and digital feeds to all business partners for articles, images, audio, video, and other digital assets are working properly. Work with clients to optimize and troubleshoot content delivery as needed
  • Develop the taxonomies and ontologies needed to model our metadata usage in stories, audio and video in English and French
  • Monitor and troubleshoot categorization and other metadata issues by running APIs and following content through the digital supply chain
  • Analyze news formats and standards in XML (NewsML-G2, Nitf, RSS) and JSON (NinJS)
  • Analyze how each of our products could take optimal advantage of metadata in consultation with stakeholders in the newsroom and on the sales and marketing team
  • Build and monitor dashboards related to tagging practices and metadata-driven content distribution
  • Promote metadata awareness throughout the organization and conceive of ways to improve workflows and products

Skills and Experience

  • Experience with data analysis and data-feed transformation
  • Experience building/managing taxonomies
  • Experience managing digital supply chains and data pipelines
  • Familiarity with metadata standards and schemas such as Dublin Core, SKOS, etc.
  • Knowledge of Ontologies, Linked data/RDF, semantic web
  • Knowledge of exchange standards (XML/JSON)
  • Familiarity with APIs and helper tools such as Postman
  • Excellent oral, and written communications skills
  • Knowledge of the news (or similar) industry
  • Experience with a metadata/taxonomy management system
  • Http programming experience
  • French language proficiency as asset


Committed to a maintaining a safe and healthy work environment

Offers of employment are conditional upon the candidate providing proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 by the time of start date. We have a process in place to provide suitable accommodation to employees who are unable to obtain vaccines against COVID-19 for qualifying medical or religious exemptions.

Committed to diversity, equity and inclusion

The Canadian Press is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment and support the goals of employment equity. We respect all diverse groups, including but not limited to women, Indigenous Peoples, members of visible minorities and people with disabilities.

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