This is a part-time contract position (24 hours per week) for 22 weeks. $13.50/hr Start date: May 2nd, 2016 End date: October 3rd, 2016 Deadline for applications is Friday, April 15th, 6pm EST.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
This position is funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada’s Youth on Air grant. All applicants must be between the ages of 16-30 (inclusive).
The CKUT News Headline Editor will be responsible for producing a 5-minute news headline package, 4 days per week (Tuesday-Friday), to be aired CKUT’s flagship community news show, Off the Hour, and distributed online as well.
Working under the mentorship and direction of the CKUT News Coordinator, the News Headline Editor will research, write, record, and produce headline news in accordance with CKUT’s news policy and mandate. CKUT has a daily community news show, ‘Off the Hour’ (Tues-Friday, 5-6pm), which provides grassroots coverage of local news and events in Montreal with a mandate to provide a social justice and community perspective. While our main area of focus is Montreal, the News Headline Editor will also cover stories on a national, and sometimes international scale.
Among the different news beats the Headlines Editor will cover will include: labour, anti-racist issues, education and the student movement, indigenous issues, environmental movements and issues, feminist news, and immigration issues – all with a focus on local perspectives and stories.
ABOUT RADIO CKUT:
CKUT 90.3FM is a not-for-profit campus-based community radio station in Montreal. As a campus/community radio station, CKUT’s mandate is to provide an essential service to those in the Montreal community whose needs are not met by mainstream commercial radio. CKUT functions not only as an alternative to the status quo, but as a viable community resource. CKUT serves as a training ground for the community and student populations, and in doing so, provides an essential educational and informational service to the greater Montreal community.
-Excellent knowledge of current affairs and community activism in Montreal
-Excellent time management and communication skills
-Excellent writing skills (English)
-Ability to multi-task efficiently and work independently
-Ability to work effectively under tight production deadlines
-Capacity to work non-hierarchically and collectively
-Willingness to learn new technical skills, including sound recording and sound editing techniques and programs
-Ability to work with a diverse group of volunteers in terms of their background, skill level, and capacity to learn
-Experience with online research, blogging, and social media
-Commitment to anti-oppression principles
-Bilingualism: French and English
-Community radio or independent media experience
CKUT is a progressive working environment and recognizes experiences outside of the formal workforce as important qualifications. CKUT prioritizes the unique contributions that individuals from traditionally underrepresented and oppressed communities bring to our organization, and invites these individuals to apply. We encourage ALL applicants to make mention of the diverse experience that they may have had that would make them qualified for this position. Please indicate clearly in your cover letter that you would like to be considered for Employment Equity. You are encouraged, but not required, to self-identify if you are part of marginalized and oppressed communities that include but are not limited to: Indigenous peoples, women, visible and/or racialized minorities, persons with disabilities, immigrant, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and 2-Spirited persons.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit your CV and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is Friday, April 15th, 6pm EST. Please indicate “News Headline Editor” as your subject on your e-mail.