Job description

Why work at CBC/Radio-Canada?
When you come to CBC/Radio-Canada, you’re not only joining the undisputed leader in expressing Canadian culture – you’re also participating in its digital revolution. Here, you’ll actively contribute to creating innovative projects on our major platforms and will find a stimulating, state-of-the-art and team-focused work environment.

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. If you’re passionate about the user experience, love technology, and are driven to bring out the best in others, you’ll enjoy working at CBC/Radio-Canada.

Your role
Please note that this is a 12 months temporary position.

As UX Designer, you create digital experiences on mobile websites, apps and a range of other digital platforms. You apply your expertise in interactivity, ergonomics and design to optimally create the user experience. Early in the development process, you think through and design the general structure, architecture and consistency of navigation, with a focus on usability. You translate those functional specifications visually by assembling graphics that are logically arranged in a predetermined pattern via an intuitive interface to achieve the desired interactive goals. Bringing strong editorial and artistic sensibility, you create digital products that are ergonomic, innovative and easily actionable.

Are you an expert in user experiences, behaviours, personas and clickstreams? Do you have a meticulous focus on information architecture and navigation? Does your rigorous sense of structure dovetail perfectly with your visual and editorial sensibility? Do you love working on innovative, experimental projects? Join a seasoned team of strategists, designers, researchers and copywriters to create high-profile digital projects.

Your Responsibilities
- Analyze the nature of projects to identify needs and objectives, allowing you to get an overview of potential issues (content, technology, etc.).
- Assess desired functions and behaviours so as to optimize the user experience.
- Develop the tree structure and define the architecture (ergonomics, navigation, interactions, segues, etc.).
- Storyboard and organize information.
- Weigh platform-specific technological constraints and find tailored solutions.
- Direct the various presentation stages using comprehensive mock-ups supported by constructive arguments.
- Act as a guide and advisor to recommend proposals that factor in the analysis, needs and issues.
- Actively participate in meetings and brainstorming sessions.
- Be flexible and adaptable in finding solutions and resolving issues that arise.
- Determine and direct the UX style guide in order to convey interface behaviours effectively and consistently for a given digital product.
- Suggest simple, consistent terminology for labels and headings as needed.
- Effectively communicate the desired behaviours, both verbally and in writing, via a clear, precise functional analysis.
- Prepare files and folders in an optimal manner so that they are easily understood by everyone working on the project.
- Supervise and control graphic and ergonomic quality at all phases prior to go-live, as well as during the project’s active life.
- Adhere to deadlines and the various production milestones that affect teams working on the same project.
- Be able to produce feasibility and effort estimates.
- Conduct research and business intelligence on a periodic and systematic basis, depending on the project, with an eye to identifying new web trends and market best practices.
- Constantly keep up with the latest technological innovations and new tools on the market.
- If necessary, carry out all or part of the duties of another job classification within an equivalent or lower salary group, as well as other related duties.

You Will Bring The Following Skills To The Team
- Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, graphic communication, multimedia design, interface design or equivalent
- Three (3) or more years’ experience in a similar position in a multiplatform digital work environment
- Excellent knowledge of user experience design and content architecture (UX)
- Excellent knowledge of user interface design (UI)
- Knowledge of Figma, Sketch, Abstract, Zero Height and the Adobe Creative Suite
- Knowledge of digital accessibility rules
- Knowledge of HTML an asset
- Knowledge of the iOS and Android app environments and their technical specifications
- Knowledge of the media market, especially in a digital context
- Observation and analysis skills
- Graphic and visual creativity
- Independence and thoroughness
- Ability to be responsive and resourceful
- Sustained macro view
- Ability to think rationally and ergonomically
- Communication and teamwork skills
- Curiosity and interest in digital media
- Understanding of the intricacies of web interfaces, tools and technologies
- Familiarity with mobile in general, as well as standards and specifications for mobile or other digital platforms

Presentation of a digital portfolio is mandatory.

Selected Candidates Will Be Tested As Follows
- Test: Theory questions and practical exercises on your design knowledge in user experience contextualization
- Interview

All employees of CBC/Radio-Canada are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of December 1st 2021 unless exempted based on a medical/religious ground. As per this requirement, employees must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to all employees. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify if you meet the conditions of employment, you will be asked to provide an attestation confirming your COVID-19 vaccination status.

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.

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