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.

Joe Strummer Day 2020

On December 22nd, 2020 CJAM is celebrating our 11th annual Joe Strummer Day radio marathon where we strive to put a focus on poverty, homelessness, and call the community to action in the Windsor-Detroit areas and beyond.

Starting at midnight on the 18th anniversary of Strummer’s death, CJAM will dedicate 24-hours to the cause. All regular programming will be pre-empted while our staff, activists, musicologists, and journalists work together to get the world to listen to poverty issues. Terrestrially, the broadcast can be heard at CJAM 99.1 FM in Windsor-Detroit. Worldwide, you can stream us online at www.cjam.ca, or on the TuneIn app.

Find our full 24hr schedule below

MIDNIGHT to 2AM: Joe Strummer Day Kickoff!
Station Manager Carley Schweitzer kicks off Joe Strummer Day with rare cuts from Joe Strummer & The Clash, some requests, and an overview of what CJAM has in store for the rest of the marathon.

2am to 3am: Bradio Clash
Brady of The Mighty Mezz spins live tunes from Joe Strummer touring with the Pogues, Latino Rockabilly War, and some special soundtrack treats to bring you some comfort during the late night hours.

3am to 4am: Magna Carta
Joe from Magna Carta, a radio program hosted by law students from ProBono Students Canada, talks about unionization and labour movements within sports. He also speaks with law student Christian Brown on the PBSC Anti-Black Racism Project, personal advocacy and making a difference beyond social media reposts. Click to learn more about PBSC

4am to 5am: The Clash LIVE at Bond’s International Casino 
A live performance from Bond’s International Casino in New York on 08/06/1981

5am to 6am: Joe Strummer Radio Show
Tom Fleming, host of The Freedom Principle, dug into the archives to find this rare episode of the Joe Strummer Radio Show

6am to 7am: No Thank You!
Melissa & Micaela, hosts of the weekly talk-radio program No Thank You!, discuss poverty & homelessness from a women’s and feminist perspective.

7am to 8am: Girlie so Groovie does The Clash 
Trevor, host of Girlie so Groovie, spins female-lead Clash covers along with Clash-influenced femme tunes

8am to 9am: Windsor Art & Activism
Carley, host of Everything’s No Good, speaks with Teajai Travis on his beginnings in activism, starting the Bloomfield House, seeing change enacted and played out here in Windsor, and his new role at Artcite.

9am to 10am: Combat Rock!
Taya, CJAM FM Board of Directors president, spins her favourite Clash tunes to rock out the jam’s this morning!

10am to 11am: Handi-Link: Poverty & Disability
Cam Wells (host of Handi-Link) discusses poverty issues within the disability community with a variety of different interviewees.

11am to NOON: Radio Clash Time
Nick, host of Radio Drill Time, spins tunes from the vast library of Joe Strummer and The Clash alongside a couple of tunes from bands influenced by them. The reverberations from their music can still be heard in modern music today.

NOON to 2pm: Mattu Mid-Day Roundup!
Music Director Mattu fills you in on what’s happening & what’s to come with some flashy tunes to get you through the noon-hour.

2pm to 3pm: Welcome Shelter / Campus Food Pantry 
Program Director Emily speaks with Randi-Lyn Miller from the Welcome Shelter for Women. Dee interviews Alanna from the University of Windsor Campus Food Pantry on the importance of operating during COVID & changes they’ve made to the process in this hour showcase of local resources.

3pm to 4pm: Habitat for Humanity & Empowerment Plan Detroit
Carley, Station Manager, speaks with Fiona, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex on how they’re adapting to COVID-19, the importance of having a place to call home, and how to give back to the Windsor community. Carley also speaks with Veronika, founder and CEO of Empowerment Plan Detroit – what started as a school project creating sleeping bags for the homeless in Detroit has skyrocketed into a sustainable business that employs the people they serve.

4pm to 5pm: Live Sounds
Brady spins a selection of Mescaleros album cuts and live Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros tracks from their Action Town Hall performance in 2002 featuring Mick Jones alongside selections from the Walker Soundtrack.

5pm to 6pm: Community Breakdown
Micaela, host of No Thank You, continues the Community Breakdown with interviews from House of Sophrosyne & Hiatus House

6pm to 8pm: Revolution CLASH
Dave K & Adam, hosts of Revolution Rock, host a 2 hour Clash retrospective, talking about the last 11 years of Joe Strummer Day on CJAM 99.1 FM

8pm to 9pm: WeTrans Support & Nisa Homes
Carley speaks with Alex Reid, the newly appointed Executive Director at WeTrans Support on how they’ve expanded in the last 3 years, their new direction, and how access for folks who might not fit the binary can be difficult. Also in this hour, Christine from Nisa Homes speaks on her experience volunteering and becoming a staff member at Nisa Homes, a shelter for Muslim women and their children, focusing on the importance of making space for faith and understanding.

9pm to 10:30pm: The Best Clash Ever
Joe, host of The Best Show Ever, brings you…well, the best show ever.

10PM to MIDNIGHT: Joe Strummer Day Closer!
Closing out the 24-hour marathon with Program Director Emily

Job Call: Online Concert & Webinar Coordinator

CJAM 99.1 FM is hiring an Online Concert & Webinar Coordinator.
This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program.

Canada Summer Jobs requires that all applicants must:

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

– be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,

– have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

*You must be 15 years of age at the beginning of the employment period. You may be more than 30 years of age at the end of the employment period as long as you are 30 at the beginning of the employment period.


Online Concert & Webinar Coordinator
100% REMOTE / WORK FROM HOME

Duties:
– organize & host at least one online concert featuring local musicians
– create a social media/awareness campaign to promote the online concert
– organize & host at least one online workshop
– connect with local arts organizations to find speakers
– create a social media/awareness campaign to promote the workshop
– create a weekly audio calendar outlining upcoming events
– create a weekly radio program focused on Windsor-Detroit musicians, filling a gap in our current programming
– utilize CJAMs social media to promote their show & other shows on CJAM FM
– attend digital staff meetings
– report to CJAM FM’s station manager

Qualifications:
– proficient/familiar with Adobe Audition, Audacity, Garage Band, or other audio recording software
– experience in organizing events an asset
– excellent interpersonal & communication skills
– knowledge of various social media platforms
– ability to navigate online experiences
– ability to be flexible & creative with ideas
– graphic design experience an asset
– familiar with CJAM FMs programming an asset

Anticipated Start Date: June 21st 2021 (flexible)
35 hours/week – $14.25/hour
10 week contract

Applications will be accepted until June 4th 2021
Please email your cover letter & resume to cjampres@ gmail.com

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.

This is a completely remote position. The chosen applicant will work from home, while staying in communication with CJAM management via digital staff meetings, Zoom, phone calls, and email.

CJAM TOP 30 & SPECIALTY CHARTS // April 26 – May 2, 2021

* indicates Canadian artist. ^ indicates local Windsor/Detroit artist

1    PONY*^     TV Baby (Take This To The Heart Records)

2    GIRLFRIENDS AND BOYFRIENDS*     Fallacy of Fairness (Self-Released)

3    ARLO PARKS     Collapsed In Sunbeams (Transgressive)

4    THE BLUE STONES*^     Hidden Gems (eOne)

5    PAUL JACOBS*     Pink Dogs On The Green Grass (Blow The Fuse)

6    MIESHA & THE SPANKS*     Singles EP (Saved By Vinyl)

7    PLAGUE WEAVER*     Ascendant Blasphemy (Self-Released)

8    TUNIC*     Exhaling (Artoffact)

9    GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR*     G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END (Constellation)

10   FREELOVE FENNER*     The Punishment Zone (Self-Released)

11   AUTOGRAMM*     No Rules (Self-Released)

12   D. SABLU     Taken By Static (Self-Released)

13   LUME     False Calm (Self-Released)

14   TEENAGE FANCLUB     Endless Arcade (Merge)

15   GOAT GIRL     On All Fours (Rough Trade)

16   THE ARMED^     Ultrapop (Sargent House)

17   HUTTCH*     Quick Fix EP (Self-Released)

18   SOUVENIR*     Collapse (Self-Released)

19   MATT ELLIS*     Full Moon Fever (Self-Released)

20   GR GRITT*     Ancestors (Coax)

21   POLTERGEIST*     Hallucination in the Catacombs (Self-Released)

22   REC CENTRE     Pep Talk (Self-Released)

23   JAY POLLMAN*     One Day Older None the Wiser (Self-Released)

24   FINE OPTIONS*     Back From Vacation: 14 Years of Silence, 14 Years of Pain (Self-Released)

25   TEENAGE ART SCENE*     Spill! (Self-Released)

26   TUNS*     Duly Noted (Murderecords)

27   MALLED*     MALLED (Self-Released)

28   ATLATL*     Atlatl (Self-Released)

29   FINLEY ROSE*     Vagrant Thoughts (Self-Released)

30   LOW ALAMODE*     Shadow Project (Self-Released)

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CJAM welcomes new Program Director

CJAM is excited to announce Alexandra Sellick (she/her) as our new Program Director! Read a bit more about her below & expect to hear her voice on CJAMs airwaves very soon.


Alex here! I am a recent graduate of the St. Clair Public Relations program but have been working in PR, social media and marketing for the past five years. I have enjoyed working with small businesses in Windsor and have had the opportunity to meet some great people who all share a common goal of improving and promoting Rose City. During my undergrad I worked as Arts Editor for The Lance so am no stranger to the CAW basement. in my spare time I volunteer for Bike Windsor Essex and would love to hear your bike lane complaints. Really looking forward to meeting everyone (perhaps virtually for now) at CJAM!


CJAM TOP 30 & SPECIALTY CHARTS // April 19 – 25, 2021

* indicates Canadian artist. ^ indicated local Windsor/Detroit artist

1    GIRLFRIENDS AND BOYFRIENDS*     Fallacy of Fairness (Self-Released)

2    TUNIC*     Exhaling (Artoffact)

3    DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979*     Is 4 Lovers (Universal Music Canada)

4    BORN RUFFIANS*     Pulp (Yep Roc)

5    CHAD VANGAALEN*     World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener (Flemish Eye)

6    CATHAL COUGHLAN     Song of Co-Aklan (Dimple Discs)

7    THE ARMED^     Ultrapop (Sargent House)

8    LINDA SMITH     Till Another Time, 1988-1996 (Captured Tracks)

9    CLOUD NOTHINGS     The Shadow I Remember (Carpark)

10   PONY*^     TV Baby (Take This To The Heart Records)

11   REC CENTRE*     Pep Talk (Self-Released)

12   GR GRITT*     Ancestors (Coax)

13   NEVADA BROWN*     Speak Low (Self-Released)

14   SOUVENIR*     Collapse (Self-Released)

15   MIESHA & THE SPANKS*     Singles EP (Saved By Vinyl)

16   IN THE FUTURE THEY’LL BE BIRDS*     Highway 19 (Self-Released)

17   TEENAGE ART SCENE*     Spill! (Self-Released)

18   WINNIE RICHARDS*     Find The Strength (Self-Released)

19   THORN*     Sunlit Baby (Self-Released)

20   DOOHICKEY CUBICLE*     Don’t Fix Anything 😉 (Self-Released)

21   NETRVNNER*     Into Orbit (Self-Released)

22   BEAMS*     Ego Death (Self-Released)

23   AFTERNOON BIKE RIDE*     Skipping Stones EP (Friends of Friends)

24   MO KENNEY*     Covers (Turtlemusik)

25   FREELOVE FENNER*     The Punishment Zone (Self-Released)

26   PRIORS*     My Punishment On Earth (Drink and Drive)

27   FALCON JANE*     Faith (Darling)

28   SOOK-YIN LEE & ADAM LITOVITZ*     jooj two (Mint)

29   AUTOGRAMM*     No Rules (Self-Released)

30   ALEX LITTLE AND THE SUSPICIOUS MINDS*     Waiting to Get Paid (Light Organ)

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CJAM TOP 30 & SPECIALTY CHARTS // April 12-18, 2021

Saw this coming tbh. PONY takes #1 again this week! I imagine this wont be the last time… this album rips

* indicates Canadian artist. ^ indicates local Windsor/Detroit artist

1    PONY*^     TV Baby (Take This To The Heart Records)

2    DOOHICKEY CUBICLE*     Don’t Fix Anything 😉 (Self-Released)

3    GIRLFRIENDS AND BOYFRIENDS*     Fallacy of Fairness (Self-Released)

4    KÌZIS*     Tidibàbide / Turn (Tin Angel)

5    TUNS*     Duly Noted (Murderecords)

6    BILL JR. JR.*     Homebody (Self-Released)

7    CLOUD NOTHINGS     The Shadow I Remember (Carpark)

8    MATT ELLIS*     Full Moon Fever (Self-Released)

9    WINNIE RICHARDS*     Find The Strength (Self-Released)

10   MAHOGANY FROG*     Mahogany Frog in the Electric Universe (Self-Released)

11   FREELOVE FENNER*     The Punishment Zone (Self-Released)

12   ALEX LITTLE AND THE SUSPICIOUS MINDS*     Waiting to Get Paid (Light Organ)

13   BORN RUFFIANS*     Pulp (Yep Roc)

14   PLANTS AND ANIMALS*     The Jungle (Secret City)

15   GARY BARTZ , ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD, & ADRIAN YOUNGE     Gary Bartz JID006 (Jazz Is Dead)

16   ARLO PARKS     Collapsed In Sunbeams (Transgressive)

17   SHOW ME THE BODY     Survive (Loma Vista)

18   GOAT GIRL     On All Fours (Rough Trade)

19   HUTTCH*     Quick Fix EP (Self-Released)

20   NATHAN SWISS*     Our Separate Ways (Self-Released)

21   TEENAGE ART SCENE*     Spill! (Self-Released)

22   CURTIS ANDREWS*     Speaking Hands (Self-Released)

23   THE AUGUST ARRIVAL*     All Blue and Gold (Self-Released)

24   TUNETOWN*     Entering Utopia (Three Pines)

25   BABY GOD*     Another Suffer (Self-Released)

26   KATIE KRAW*     Confinee 2020 (Self-Released)

27   TUNIC*     Exhaling (Artoffact)

28   GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR*     G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END (Constellation)

29   MOLLY ANNELLE*     Elevator Music (604)

30   BEAT SEXÜ*     Deuxième Chance (Pantoum)

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