CURTAINS UP (Arts & Culture Website)

Curtains Up is a website dedicated to promoting english Arts & Culture in Montreal.

We are looking for writers to cover musical events, theatre productions, video games, books, artist showings – pop culture in general.
Some of the city’s foremost writers are already writing with us. We, all of us, contribute our time freely in the hopes that we can get much needed attention to many of the english events.

The experience you gain by meeting and interviewing people, going to shows and writing the article up is awesome and will serve you well in your future job.

We have been in existence for three years and have a strong following on our site as well as our Facebook page.

Please contact either Sharman Yarnell at and Esteban Vargas at with a short resume and sample of your writing.

Emerging Indigenous Reporter Internship Opportunity

Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) is coordinating two paid internship opportunities, at Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), for emerging Indigenous reporters through its Indigenous Reporters Program.

Internship Opportunity: Location:

Deadline to apply: Start Date: Duration:

2 positions at APTN as a Television Technician (junior) OR Researcher/Writer (trainee)

APTN offices in Winnipeg, Manitoba OR Ottawa, Ontario OR Vancouver, British Columbia.

Please specify which location you are interested in in your applications.

Friday, May 6, 2016 August/September 2016 3 months

Specific Responsibilities:

The Television Technician (junior) (APTN) works under the supervision of the Director or Producer and provides support to the Studio Crew in the day-to-day production of APTN News and Current Affairs Programming while adhering to the highest journalistic standards, procedures and practices. Key responsibilities include working as a teleprompter, electronic graphics, switcher, audio, AD, studio camera operator, floor director, and editor. Additionally, the intern will be responsible for prepping the studio prior to production, which includes lighting, camera set-up and striking the set following production.

The Researcher/Writer (trainee) (APTN) works under the direction of the Assignment Editor and gathers content for News and Current Affairs while adhering to the highest journalistic standards, procedures and practices. Key responsibilities include searching for stories; researching, developing ideas using leads/tips; pitching story ideas; interviewing sources, preparing story outlines, reviewing archives; assisting with the preparation of published stories, etc.

About APTN:

APTN is the first national Aboriginal television network in the world with programming by, for and about Aboriginal Peoples to share with all Canadians and viewers around the world. For the fourth straight year APTN has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers

Journalists for Human Rights (JHR)| 206-147 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2L7 416.413.0240 @jhrnews

and for the eighth consecutive year APTN has been recognized as Manitoba’s Top 25 Employers.

About JHR:

Journalist for Human Rights (JHR) is Canada’s leading media development organization. Through skills training and mentorship, JHR empowers journalists to report ethically and effectively on local human rights issues that would otherwise be ignored and unaddressed. Since 2002, JHR has trained over 12,500 journalists in 21 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.

In 2013, JHR launched its first project in Canada, The Northern Ontario Initiative. The project worked in remote Indigenous reserve communities across Ontario training citizens to report on, and from, their own communities. It also connected them to interested editors and news directors and taught them how to sell their freelance work to mainstream media outlets. The objective of this project was to build relationships between Indigenous communities and media outlets to create greater awareness of Indigenous culture, peoples and issues amongst non- Indigenous Canadians by strengthening Indigenous voices in Canadian media.

How to Apply:

Applicants must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary media program OR a recent graduate (in the last 4 years). Applicants will identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit). Please indicate which position you are applying for (TV Tech or Researcher) and which newsroom location you are interested in (Winnipeg, Vancouver or, Ottawa).

Please send a cover letter, resume with three (3) references and samples of your work to:

Hannah Clifford
Program Associate
Indigenous Reporters Program

We thank all applicants for their expressed interest in this opportunity; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

CKUT Radio is currently seeking a News Headline Editor

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.
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.
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.
Please submit your CV and cover letter to: The application deadline is Friday, April 15th, 6pm EST. Please indicate “News Headline Editor” as your subject on your e-mail.