Take pride in what you do–and where you work. CBC/Radio Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions, with over 10,000 employees. CBC/Radio-Canada brings diverse regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of Canadians in English, French and eight aboriginal languages. CBC.ca is one of Canada’s largest, most respected and most used (by both Canadians and audiences outside of Canada) websites.
As the Information Architect you will be part of a team responsible for guiding the design and delivery of architecture and usability of the entire CBC.ca website as well as specific website sections and other CBC digital products and services. You will work closely with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders to define information architecture and usability requirements for products and services in development and ensure that all of CBC’s digital products and services meet a high level of information architecture and usability standards. Finally you must maintain a strong awareness of industry trends, competitor developments and changes in the field of information architecture and usability through an ongoing process of research, information gathering and personal development.
The Information Architect is expected to:
- Research and design the information architecture recommendations as well as detailed wireframes for CBC.ca websites and other digital products in development.
- Author project documentation including conceptual diagrams, wireframes, site maps, interaction flows, storyboards and content inventories.
- Collaborate with designers, technical developers, project managers and other teams to deliver outstanding products.
- Research and document information architecture industry standards and best practices.
- Contribute to the development, maintenance, and continuous improvement of efficient & effective usability methodology/process, documentation, workflow, ROI, metrics and design standards.
- Act as the Information Architecture advocate and consultant to project teams – providing expert guidance and leading thinking around regarding principles of information architecture and user-centered design.
- Analyze audience research data and identify information and functional needs.
- University or College degree in human factors/usability and/or information architecture.
- Minimum 2 years related information architecture / human factors / usability working experience.
- At least 1 year experience in the role of information architect/ user experience lead /interface design lead.
- Experience applying research and analysis to support information architecture recommendations and design.
- Proven understanding of user-centered design techniques & demonstrated ability to incorporate UCD principles into the information architecture and design of user interfaces.
- Extensive knowledge of front-end interactive design solutions and working knowledge of capabilities of different platforms and browsers and their design constraints on the Web.
- Expertise in Visio (or other similar application) and all MS Office applications
- Demonstrated ability in gathering and translating website requirements from stakeholders.
- A high level of interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to form partnerships and lead towards successful information architecture and usability recommendations both with internal and external stakeholders.
- Experience with both large and small scale projects
- Ability to provide creative solutions balancing user, business and technical needs.
- Strong creative, problem solving and conceptual skills.
- Logical, analytical and detail oriented.
- Strong ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
- Ability and willingness to travel occasionally.
- Ability to occasionally work on evenings, weekends and holidays as required to meet deadlines.
Sound Interesting? Apply now to job number TOR01970, at www.cbc.ca/jobs, by January 21, 2009.
We recognize the importance of a diverse workforce and we therefore encourage applications from Aboriginal Peoples, women, members of a visible minority and persons with a disability.
We thank applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.