Audio Storyteller Residency + Audio Producer Assistant for CJLO 1690AM

Audio Storyteller Residency
Engagement period: May 17, 2021 – July 30, 2021 (11 weeks)
Total stipend: $9,000
Location: Remote (but we will strongly favour candidates based in Montreal)
Application deadline: May 7th, 2021 at 11:59PM EST
Notification: May 10, 2021 – May 14, 2021
CJLO 1690AM is proud to announce an audio storytelling residency as part of a new initiative called Sounds In Our Changing Worlds, a project aimed at creating audio content on the climate change emergency in Montreal. This is an 11-week engagement for a radio producer or journalist living and working in Canada, preferably in Montreal. The selected candidate will work closely with an assistant as well as CJLO’s Station Manager Francella Fiallos and Program Director Allison O’Reilly.
The selected candidate will be producing an audio project of their choosing, but we would encourage them to select from the following formats: documentary series, oral history, and audio installation/audio art.
In 2021, it is imperative for media organizations to cover the climate crisis with a sense of urgency and immediacy. CJLO, a campus-community radio station and alternative media entity, has a mandate to provide this coverage to our listenership as well as provide resources to educate more people on how to effectively tell stories on the climate crisis. Through audio storytelling, our candidate will be able to creatively and innovatively tell meaningful stories that relay facts to our audiences and provide an immersive experience with a traditional medium.
CJLO 1690AM was formed in 1998 as a merger between CRSG and CFLI, two former stations based at Concordia University’s two campuses. CJLO is 100 per cent non-profit and programmed almost entirely by volunteers, the station is located in the heart of the Loyola campus in the NDG borough in Montreal.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Research and production: The selected candidate will need to produce audio content directly related to the climate crisis as it pertains to life in Montreal and is suitable for CJLO’s airwaves and online streaming platform. We would highly encourage experimental, creative, and innovative forms of audio storytelling.
Creation: Create original audio works for broadcast and online streaming (and if the candidate wishes, for podcast delivery). Details regarding scope, number of works, and duration can be confirmed in consideration of the artist’s individual work. However, we would suggest the following based on the three formats previously mentioned:
-For an audio documentary series: eight episodes 30 minutes in length, released weekly
-For an audio installation: no more than 4 hours worth of content
-For an oral history: no more than a 90 minute non-narrative feature and no more than 5 hours of raw interview content that could be made available later
Engagement: Working with an assistant to develop an outline and strategy for a workshop dedicated to climate change journalism meant for volunteers and students. Working closely with our news department to ensure more coverage of climate change in our hourly newscasts and special longform reporting features.
Benchmarks:
-Regular communication with CJLO team via email and Slack
-Monthly staff meetings and monthly staff reports
-Promotion of work at the end of the residency with the candidate discussing their work process
To Apply:
Please send the following information to manager@cjlo.com by May 7th, 2021 at 11:59PM EST
1. Letter of Interest: a one-page statement introducing yourself and your work as a journalist, broadcaster, podcaster, and/or storyteller demonstrating your personal interest in both radio as a creative medium and covering the climate crisis.
2. Work samples: Links to two of your work samples (can be video, audio, print, or digital media)
3. Resume/CV
Eligibility: The CJLO Audio Storytelling Residency is open to candidates who are legally permitted to work in Canada.
How we hire:
Our hiring process typically follows these steps:
1. Application review: the hiring committee will review all applications and contact candidates who fulfill the skills and experience outlined in the job description. We start contacting applicants within a few days of the application deadline.
2. Interview: If you are selected for an interview, our station manager will call you to set up a time. The interview process will be done over Google Hangouts or Zoom. Our interviews tend to focus on behavioural questions, asking what you would do in certain situations and how you have responded in the past.
3. Reference check: If it all goes well, we’ll ask you for a reference or two, and then we’ll ask a few questions.
4. Offer: After that, if it works out, we’ll call you and give you an offer to work with us! If you need to think about it, we can do a 24 hour wait. Typically, the offer is made a day or two before the start date. On day one, we go over the expectations of the position at length, allow space and time for questions, orient you to the general operations of CJLO 1690AM, and deal with HR paperwork.
CJLO prioritizes the unique contributions that individuals from traditionally under-represented and oppressed communities bring to our organization, and strongly 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 letter of interest 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.
This initiative is made possible by the Community Radio Fund of Canada, the only organization mandated to financially support campus and community radio stations in Canada.
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Audio Production Assistant
Work term: May 17, 2021 – July 30, 2021 (11 weeks)
Hours: 15 hours a week Salary: $15.15/hr Application deadline: May 7th, 2021 at 11:59PM EST Location: Remote (but we would strongly favour Concordia University students based in Montreal) CJLO 1690AM is proud to announce an audio storytelling residency as part of a new initiative called Sounds in Our Changing Worlds, a project aimed at creating audio content on the climate change emergency in Montreal. As part of the audio residency, we are seeking an audio production assistant to help in the various aspects of audio production as well as organize a workshop for potential volunteers in our news department and students at CJLO 1690AM facilitated by a working journalist covering climate change. The selected candidate will work closely with our audio resident, as well as CJLO’s Station Manager Francella Fiallos and Program Director Allison O’Reilly. In 2020, it is imperative for media organizations to cover the climate crisis with a sense of urgency and immediacy. CJLO, a campus-community radio station and alternative media entity, has a mandate to provide this coverage to our listenership as well as provide resources to educate more people on how to effectively tell stories on the climate crisis. Through audio storytelling, our candidate will be able to creatively and innovatively tell meaningful stories that relay facts to our audiences and provide an immersive experience with a traditional medium. CJLO 1690AM was formed in 1998 as a merger between CRSG and CFLI, two former stations based at Concordia University’s two campuses. CJLO is 100 per cent non-profit and programmed almost entirely by volunteers, the station is located in the heart of the Loyola campus in the NDG borough in Montreal.
Duties and Responsibilities:
→ Assist the audio storytelling resident with chasing interviews, research, audio editing, fact-checking, and other aspects of audio production
→ Assist the audio storytelling resident in creating music, sound effects, and other foley art if necessary
→ Be responsible for planning a workshop at the end of the residency for new volunteers and Concordia students about climate change journalism
→ Research, find, and book a facilitator for the workshop that has covered climate change in a meaningful way
→ Help train and recruit news volunteers who are interested in joining our news department and are interested in covering the environment
Qualifications and Duties:
→ An enthusiasm and interest in working in journalism, audio production, and/or audio engineering
→ Proficiency in working with Reaper, Adobe Audition, Audacity, and other digital audio workstations
→ Prompt communicator and has an ability to meet deadlines in a rapidly-changing environment
→ An appreciation for campus-community radio
→ Experience in project management, volunteer management, and workshop planning an asset
→ A positive attitude, great time management, and self motivated
To Apply:
Please send the following information to Station Manager Francella Fiallos, manager@cjlo.com, by May 7, 2021 at 11:59PM EST.
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter
How we hire:
Our hiring process typically follows these steps:
1. Application review: the hiring committee will review all applications and contact candidates who fulfill the skills and experience outlined in the job description. We start contacting applicants within a few days of the application deadline.
2. Interview: If you are selected for an interview, our station manager will call you to set up a time. The interview process will be done over Google Hangouts or Zoom. Our interviews tend to focus on behavioural questions, asking what you would do in certain situations and how you have responded in the past.
3. Reference check: If it all goes well, we’ll ask you for a reference or two, and then we’ll ask a few questions.
4. Offer: After that, if it works out, we’ll call you and give you an offer to work with us! If you need to think about it, we can do a 24 hour wait. Typically, the offer is made a day or two before the start date. On day one, we go over the expectations of the position at length, allow space and time for questions, orient you to the general operations of CJLO 1690AM, and deal with HR paperwork.
CJLO prioritizes the unique contributions that individuals from traditionally under-represented and oppressed communities bring to our organization, and strongly 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 letter of interest 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.


Internship at The 1019 Report

The 1019 Report, a community newspaper covering the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region, is seeking a current or recently graduated student as a reporting intern.
This is a part-time contract, 20 hours per week, at $20/hr.

The reporter would be covering municipal councils, police, human interest features and some in-depth issue pieces. We are looking for someone who can recognize a story, a solid writer and has ambition. Knowledge of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges-Hudson area would be great, but it’s not a deal breaker.

We are looking to hire immediately. Candidates should email their résumé and a few clippings to Editor-in-Chief Brenda O’Farrell at bofarrell@the1019report.ca

Social Media Coordinator: HighOnLove

Are you social media savvy? Would you like to work for a modern and female-focused brand that’s based in Montreal but quickly expanding worldwide?
Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the Social Media Coordinator would be responsible for assisting in the coordination and execution of the social media strategy for HighOnLove, a line of self-care and wellness products made with premium hempseed oil.

SCHEDULE: 10-15 hours per week, primarily remote, hourly rate negotiable

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• – Assists in the curation and creation of content for social media channels (IG, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube)
• Publishes and monitors online marketing promotions
• Ensures the social media schedule is updated and aligned with campaigns based on the master calendar
• Communicates and coordinates with influencers
• Engages with the HighOnLove digital community on a daily basis
• Provides customer service answers to direct messages as needed (templates provided)
• Assists with blog post creation that is also shared on social (1-2 short articles per month)

OBJECTIVES:
– Elevate the brand by developing a stylish feed of curated and unique content
– Engage and increase social media fan base
– Drive traffic to E-commerce website

QUALIFICATIONS:
-Bachelor’s degree (or in pursuit) in Marketing, Communications, or related field
– Excellent knowledge of social media channels
– Experience in social marketing strategies
– Experience in content writing (i.e., blog, social media, etc.)
– Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) or Canva software is an asset
– Basic knowledge of WordPress, HTML and PHP is an asset
– Bilingual preferred

Please email your CV to renee@highonlove.ca

Solfium Inc. Intern Positions Spring/Summer 2021

Solfium Inc. is a Greentech start-up in the distributed solar energy space with a disruptive business model for residential and light industrial markets. Solfium is a Canadian company with launch operations in Mexico and plans to expand in LATAM and other emerging countries.
The company is offering 3 paid internships for Spring/Summer 2021. The successful applicants will work directly with the CEO and Management Board, as well as members of the Advisory Council, who are based in Mexico City, Mountain View, California, and Montreal/Toronto Canada. Working will be largely on a remote basis, with a high degree of flexibility around working hours and deliverable management.
www.solfium.com
Finance Intern
• Support the establishment of an equity financing strategy
• Research Venture Capital firm criteria and theses and assess alignment with Solfium financing strategy • Assist with equity financing negotiation strategy and execution
• Research and assess non-dilutive funding opportunities o Prepare applications for selected program funding
• Perform economic analysis in support of business plan
• Support development of finance department policies and structure
Note: Background in Finance highly desirable in this role
Communications & Marketing Intern
• Develop social-media strategy for Solfium Inc. and Solfium Mexico
• Develop and deploy social-media campaign & content
• Work with external agency in Mexico for web-site development & improvement
• Review corporate communication materials including investor presentations
• Research & develop corporate communication policies and guidelines
• Research competitive landscape and benchmark communications best practices
• Working proficiency in Spanish essential
Note: background in Communications highly desirable in this role

Strategy Intern
• Assess economic viability and value of additional business lines for Solfium
o Batteries
o Finance origination fees
o Commercial installations
o After-market (maintenance contracts, ancillary goods & services, etc.)
For additional business lines:
o Quantify market opportunity
o Assess competitor landscape/ Advise on Solfium’s competitive positioning
o Quantify economic value (for incorporation into business plan)
Driven by unit-economics
o Consider integration w/ customer acquisition pipeline and corporate partnerships
• Assist with Solfium’s corporate governance policy development and implementation
• Assist with the establishment of data analytic capabilities
Note: Background in Strategy / Start-ups highly desirable in this role
Profile elements common to the 3 positions:
• Entrepreneurial spirit
• Self-starter – able to build and execute a workplan based on broad objectives
• Desire to learn
• Demonstrated problem-solving skills
• Record of achievement in work, volunteer, and extra-curricular environments

Global News summer internship

Global News is currently seeking candidates for a summer internship, through a bursary by the Caisse de depôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ).
With a focus on business and economics reporting. The internship will last between 12 and 16 weeks, ideally during the summer.

The bursary recipient should be interested in business and economics reporting. The recipient will be expected to work a regular 37.5 hour week (there is no overtime) with flexible hours based on their assignments. About half of the work will be producing a series of stories with a business/economic theme. The other half will be general assignment work – doing research for the news and desk and writing copy for the web. Due to Covid-19, we do not foresee the recipient doing television reporting at this time, unless restrictions are lifted in the interim.

Those interested should submit their CV, a 250 word letter explaining why they want to work at Global, and a 250 word letter describing their career plans, to news director/station manager Karen Macdonald at Karen.Macdonald@globalnews.ca by March 31.

More information on the CDPQ bursary can be found here: https://www.fpjq.org/fr/bourses-du-fonds-de-la-cdpq-pour-la-releve-journalistique

Community Newspaper Reporter THE EQUITY

The Equity is an independent weekly community newspaper that has served the Pontiac area of rural west Quebec since 1883.

We are seeking a reporter to join our editorial staff based in Shawville, Quebec (one hour west of Ottawa/Gatineau).

As a member of a small team of journalists, the reporter will be expected to complete weekly story assignments in time for publication in the next week’s newspaper, usually requiring turnaround within a few days.

The work involves research, attendance at events, seeking out contacts, interviewing, writing, photography and layout. It may also involve recording and editing video clips and uploading content to the website.

Candidates must hold a college diploma or university degree in journalism. They must have an excellent command of English. Fluency in French is a major asset.

Candidates will also be assessed on their vision of the importance of journalism and the extent that it motivates their interest in working in this field.

Candidates should be familiar with Mac operating systems and InDesign. They should own a suitable digital camera, be a licensed driver and, ideally, have their own car.

The position pays $18/hour for a 35-hour week from the beginning of April 2021 through the end of March 2022. Low-cost accommodation in Shawville may be a possibility.

Applications, including a covering letter, résumé and writing samples, should be submitted by email to Charles Dickson, Publisher of The Equity, at charles.dickson@theequity.ca by 26 March 2021.

www.theequity.ca

Social Media / Content Intern



Are you a storyteller with a deep passion for visual communication and copywriting that can help bring ideas to life across different social platforms including Medium, Instagram and Twitter?

About Olyn

Olyn is the global API registry and data aggregator of physical items. It is a standardized language to identify physical items in a digital format.
Olyn’s vision is to become an open platform that enables creation, aggregation and management of items through their life cycle. (Think NFTs for physical items.)
We have raised SEED capital and have a team of 20 people working on the backend, frontend and design. Our first product, Olyn App, is set to launch on April 10th. Our teams are remote and are concentrated in Vancouver, Barcelona, New York and San Francisco.

Job Description

We are seeking a Social Media / Content Intern. This is a great opportunity to partner with a company at its inception and drive its Social Media direction. The position is part-time and flexible, perfect for a student. If we work well together, we would love to hire you full-time after the internship is completed.
We are looking for a rockstar strategic marketer and copywriter with a desire and ability to manage and own all channels of social media.
You will assist with the strategy, management and posting across all of Olyn’s social media channels. You will also play a key role on our communications team by promoting key milestones for Olyn and its partners, increasing traffic to our profiles, connecting with our audiences through storytelling and growing Olyn’s overall brand.

Experience

At least 1-year experience in social media marketing, journalism, content marketing, communications, or related field. Serving a digital community is your strength and pleasure point, community development experience is an asset.

Skills

· Exceptional copywriting and editing skills
· Content creation for social media (writing your own copy)
· Experienced in growing a following on social media for a startup and nurturing an online community.
· Experienced in developing engaging & relevant social content.
· Tenacious self-starter with a high level of initiative and strong follow-through
· Understanding of basic design principles.
· Ability to take ownership with minimal guidance, as a remote worker.
· Strong writing skills to craft impactful copy for social, capable of writing blogs.

Software Knowledge
· Canva
· Later
· Instagram
· Facebook
· TikTok best practices and conventions + transitions/how to edit videos
· YouTube
· SEO and Google Analytics
· Google Suite
· Adobe Premiere

Responsibilities

· Act as our brand’s storyteller to craft engaging copy for social media channels, adapting Olyn’s brand voice and tone guidelines to social platforms.
· Curate feeds using social best practices according to each platform’s algorithm for high engagement.
· Develop social media campaigns, support content and SEO campaigns
· Work with the Marketing team to coordinate a year-long marketing calendar and all associated campaigns as they relate to Olyn’s social platforms
· Generate, repurpose, edit, publish and share content (original text, images, or video) to engage, attract, and connect with our social community across all organic platforms.
· Create a dynamic social content calendar, achieving KPIs through effective content planning and real-time customer engagement.
· Create content for all platform feeds including stories, images, videos, reels + posts.
· Track, analyze & report on key social media metrics: Engagement, Reach, Fan/Follower growth & Competitor performance.

How to Apply

To apply please send your CV to careers@olyn.co
Applications close March 31st.

Montreal Families seeks freelancers

Montreal Families is a free pick-up parenting publication that has been in business for 23 years. Our website is www.montrealfamilies.ca.
We are looking for journalism students to write for our publication. Freelancers can submit their own stories ideas, or briefs/features may be assigned. Freelance rates to be discussed with each writer.
It is a great opportunity to get published in a local, respected publication.
Please email kelly@montrealfamilies.ca if interested in contributing.

Editorial Internship at CIM Magazine

CIM Magazine, Canada’s foremost mining magazine is offering a 12-week paid internship opportunity for upper-year students and recent graduates. The intern will work remotely from home and have the chance to have input in all facets of magazine editorial (print and online versions).

During the internship, the intern will mainly be called upon to write and edit copy, conduct interviews, attend story meetings and see the magazine progress through the production cycle.

About us:

CIM Magazine is published by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) eight times per year and distributed to more than 10,000 CIM members and at industry-related events and conferences throughout the year.

Our coverage of mining includes the technical, financial, social and environmental aspects of the industry. Each issue of the magazine contains:
• product briefs
• news
• columns from experts in the field
• a number of short features
• a profile of a mining project
• a long-form feature story
• updates on various activities of the Institute
• stories from mining’s history

Internship requirements:

The intern will work 35 hours per week for 12 weeks. Due to the remote aspect, technical requirements are a phone, internet and a computer with camera and microphone.

Qualifications:

Essential: some news writing and editing experience
• Strong writing and proofreading skills
• Proficient interviewing skills
• Good time management
• Creative and curious
Important: familiarity with Canadian Press style
No, you don’t need to be familiar with mining, but it helps


Compensation:

$13.50/hr (QC minimum wage)

How to apply:

Submit a resume, portfolio of recent work and a letter of intent outlining how this internship is a good fit for both yourself and CIM Magazine to Section Editor Matthew Parizot (mparizot@cim.org). Please include your name and the position you are applying for in the subject field of the email.

Deadline for applications: March 24, 2021

Internship start date: April 6, 2021

We thank all applicants who respond, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



Reader’s Digest Editorial Internships – Summer 2021


Two positions available: Our Canada and Reader’s Digest

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021, 9am
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Position 1: Our Canada (OC)
Job Description
The Our Canada editorial intern must be a skilled writer/editor who enjoys interacting with
everyday people from different walks of life, age groups and cultural backgrounds.
Reporting to the Editor in Chief, the OC editorial intern will work on contributor stories
for publication in upcoming issues; primary tasks will or may include making initial
contact with story contributors; fact-checking; obtaining accompanying photography and
added details as necessary; updating/revising text in collaboration with the writer;
developing page layouts in collaboration with the art team; copy editing and proofreading.
Taking part in the OC Facebook community via a weekly post is an optional but fun part of
the OC brand-building experience, as is having one of the selected intern’s own stories
appear in an upcoming issue.
Supervisor’s Name: Gary George
Supervisor’s Title: Editor-in-Chief
Address: Remote via Microsoft Teams (where student will work)
Website: rd.ca (ourcanada.ca)
Internship Start and End Date
To be discussed. Ideally, beginning end of May and running 12 weeks.
Wage
$6,500 stipend
Qualifications
• Candidates must be enrolled in the Department of Journalism at Concordia University,
and a current student during the summer of 2021.
**Note: Students finishing their last 15 credits this term (Jan – Apr 2021) and graduating
are not eligible to apply.
• Demonstrated skills in writing, copyediting and fact-checking
• Knowledge of InDesign, basics of Photoshop
• Excellent people skills
• A knack for good storytelling
• Ideally, an interest in Canadian history, cultures, geography and current events
• Knowledge of Canadian Press Style
Position 2: Reader’s Digest (Rd)
Job Description
The Reader’s Digest editorial intern must be a skilled writer and editor with knowledge of
SEO. Reporting to the associate editor, the editorial intern will craft some magazine
content (for example: letters, jokes, contributors pages, etc.), work with editors to learn
fact-checking skills, adapt magazine content for the website, as well as pitch and write
short articles and source suitable art to accompany editorial (photos, illustrations). In
addition to such daily responsibilities, the editorial intern will also have the opportunity to
participate in editorial workshops, attend story meetings, and work closely with Reader’s
Digest editors.
Supervisor’s Name: Robert Liwanag
Supervisor’s Title: Associate Editor
Address: Remote (where student will work)
Website: rd.ca
Internship Start and End Date
May 31, 2021 to September 3, 2021.
Wage
$6,500 stipend
Qualifications
• Candidates must be enrolled in the Department of Journalism at Concordia University,
and a current student during the summer of 2021.
**Note: Students finishing their last 15 credits this term (Jan – Apr 2021) and graduating
are not eligible to apply.
• Demonstrated expertise in writing and developing quality print and digital content
• Familiar working with a CMS (Content Management System), preferably WordPress
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work under tight deadlines
• Knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign
• Knowledge of SEO
• Knowledge of Canadian Press Style
• Capacity for strategic thinking and content planning

How to Apply
Please send the following to Dr. David Secko at david.secko@concordia.ca
1. One-page cover letter outlining your interest in the one or both internships
(students are encouraged to apply to both);
2. Two-page resumé that highlights your journalism experience and key
publications and/or editorial experience.
Deadline: March 1, 2021, 9am
Shortlisted candidates may be invited to an interview and/or asked to complete an editorial
test.