Apple’s iTunes Radio service may be expanding to Canada, says a report in 9to5Mac. The source of this rumor is Apple’s Canadian employment website which contains job listings for an iTunes Canada Music Programmer whose duties include iTunes Radio .
iTunes Radio was announced along with iOS 7 and went live when Apple rolled out the new mobile OS and iTunes 11 in mid-September. Despite Eddy Cue’s assurance that the service will expand to more than 100 countries, it is still a US exclusive.
Based on these job listings spotted by 9to5Mac, Canada may be one of the next countries to rollout iTunes Radio. The open positions focus on the content in Canada’s iTunes Music store. Specifically, Apple wants someone who will make sure that the music available in the service is fresh and exciting.
The Canadian Music Programmer will be an editorial voice of iTunes Radio, and will be responsible for keeping the product current. This person must have a passion for and deep knowledge of music across numerous genres and decades, and must demonstrate the ability to objectively program content relevant to iTunes customers.
This will include deciding what music to feature on all iTunes Radio stations, entering music into the content management system, and creating seasonal and relevant editorial collections. It will require this person to decipher the most relevant mix of songs in particular genres.
A job listing is a job listing, and it doesn’t give us any details about when or where iTunes Radio will expand beyond it American routes. I will say this — if Apple is at the point of being concerned about iTunes Radio content and how it is presented to the consumer, then it must be close to rolling out the service.