JOB POSTING – PROGRAM DIRECTOR

CJAM 99.1 FM – Student Media/University of Windsor – is hiring for the position of PROGRAM DIRECTOR. This full-time salaried position is 35 hours a week. It requires a flexible individual who is available for some evening, weekend, and on-call duties when required.

CJAM is a nonprofit volunteer-driven campus-based community radio station providing an alternative to the music and spoken-word programming featured in the mainstream media — serving listener communities that are often under represented or maligned.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Program Director is responsible for all aspects of programming. Working with staff, management, and the Program Committee, the successful applicant will help fulfill CJAM’s mandate of providing the community with quality alternative programming that is in compliance with CJAM/CRTC policy.

Duties:

  • Ensure that CJAM remains on the air at all times, and that what is on the air is properly documented and stored as per CRTC expectations.
  • Exercise and enforce CJAM/CRTC policy.
  • Keep the program schedule evolving with spoken word and music programming in accordance with CRTC policy and CJAM’s mandate.
  • Serve as a resource for volunteers regarding broadcasting and programming.
  • Ensure volunteers receive in depth training and skill development relating to broadcasting. (online or in-person depending on COVID restrictions)
  • Review and evaluate programs regularly with staff, management, and the Program Committee.
  • Ensure that the Program Committee meets at least four times a year and that members are roundly consulted between meetings.
  • Host 0.5 to 2 hours of programming weekly.
  • Fill in as a DJ when needed.
  • Ensure that all programming content is of a high quality and in compliance with CRTC guidelines and CJAM mandate.
  • Build partnerships with groups on campus and within the larger community to foster continuity, quality, and relevance in programming.
  • Assist in coordination/scheduling of special programming, and special events.
  • Production and broadcast of paid commercials, public service announcements, station IDs, music events/community/arts calendars, etc.
  • Review of daily commercial assignments.
  • Coordinate volunteer use of CJAM at-home recording equipment and in-house production studios.
  • Regularly update CJAM’s website with programming news and schedule information.
  • Maintain dedicated office hours/available work from home hours (as per COVID restrictions).
  • Utilize CJAMs social media platforms to promote regular programming, special programming and events.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills.
  • Demonstrated experience, and knowledge relating to non-commercial. music, news, views, and culture.
  • Experience in new media and journalism an asset 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Conflict resolution and management skills
  • Computer and basic radio/audio production skills.
  • Friendly and patient disposition balanced with an ability to enforce policy.
  • Volunteer coordination experience an asset

TERMS: 35 hours per week

SALARY: $29,000 to $31,000 annually to start, depending on experience.
Two weeks vacation plus extended health benefits + 10 sick days.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to cjampres@gmail.com
by April 16th, 2021 at 5pm. We welcome and encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter. If you have any accessibility needs, please let us know. CJAM is an anti-sexist, anti-racist, anti-homophobic organization committed to diversity and equity. We strongly encourage applications from all visible and non-visible minorities.

COVID information: Currently, there is no expectation to be facilitating in-person training or offering in-person events – this is subject to change as we organizationally adapt to COVID-19 safety measures according to Provincial and University of Windsor guidelines. The Program Director will be required to work partially in office and will be given their own office with a closable door. Staff have the choice to either work partially out-of-office or work distanced in the office space full time.

Job Postings: Recording Technician and Summer/Cultural Events Coordinator

CJAM 99.1 FM — Student Media/University of Windsor –– is hiring for the position of Recording Technician and Summer/Cultural Events Coordinator. These full-time positions are 35 hours a week for eight weeks and made possible through Canada Summer Jobs.

 All candidates must:

– be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment

– be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

– be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations

 CJAM is a nonprofit volunteer-driven campus-based community radio station providing an alternative to the music and spoken-word programming featured in the mainstream media — serving listener communities that are often under represented or maligned.

 Job Title: Recording Technician

Tasks & Responsibilities:

Work with CJAM’s Broadcast Technician and Music Director to gain a full understanding of CJAM FM’s recording equipment and it’s operations

Create an inventory list of all recording equipment

Create a booking system for recording musicians

Provide training sessions for volunteers who want to record musicians in studio

Create handbook for volunteers outlining the recording process – specifically for recording musicians

Coordinate recording sessions with artists from the Windsor/Detroit area

Work alongside the Summer/Cultural Events Coordinator to hold recording sessions with artists who are coming to town for music or cultural events throughout the summer

Qualifications:

Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills

Demonstrated experience, and knowledge relating to non-commercial music, news, views, and culture

Strong organizational and time management skills

Conflict resolution and management skills

Computer and basic radio/audio production skills

Musician recording experience a plus

 Job Title: Summer/Cultural Events Coordinator

Tasks & Responsibilities:

Work alongside the Station Manager to enhance existing partnerships with local music and cultural festivals

Work alongside Windsor/Detroit event organizers to secure CJAMs participation as a media partner and/or advertiser.

Create a summer festival guide outlining the summer music and cultural events working with CJAM

Work alongside the Recording Technician to invite artists who will be performing at events into CJAM’s studio to create recordings that can be used as a way to help promote upcoming events

Create content that can be used on CJAM FM shows as a way to promote upcoming events

Assist in creating social media content when covering festivals and cultural events

Qualifications:

Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills

Demonstrated experience, and knowledge relating to non-commercial music, news, views, and culture

Experience in advertising and/or new media

Strong organizational and time management skills

Computer and basic radio/audio production skills

Photoshop and promotions experience a plus

Experience in cultural outreach a plus

Terms: 35 hours per week – 8 weeks period – $14.00 per hour

CJAM is an anti-sexist, anti-racist, anti-homophobic organization committed to diversity and equity. We strongly encourage applications from all visible and non-visible minorities. Where there is equity in qualifications preference will be given to minority applicants.

Please submit all applications to statcjam@gmail.com. Postings close on May 13th at 5pm. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.