CKTZ PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

22-April-2022 NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Cortes Radio is looking for a dynamic and creative person to join the fun and help bring our unique and eclectic programming to wider audiences.

Canada Summer Jobs funded position
open to anyone aged 18-30
8-week contract - 24 hours per week - $25 per hour

Reporting to the Station Manager, the Production Assistant contributes in the following areas:

Production

Work with staff and volunteers (at the station or remotely) to keep us on the air 24-7 by supporting the production of high quality radio shows and podcasts.

Outreach

We are expanding our reach across the region with outreach strategies that include radio, podcasts, tabling at markets, online concerts, zoom gatherings, social media promotions, and more!

Training

This summer our goal is to create and deploy core training modules aimed at individuals from diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and learning styles.

Music Library

We are overhauling our library to include greater diversity of genres with a focus on local artists. Help us evolve!

TO APPLY

Please submit your cover letter and resume in one PDF document labelled yourfirstname_yourlastname.pdf to
bryan@cortesradio.ca

Application Deadline:

Wednesday May 11, 2022 (5:00 pm PST).
No phone calls please.

Cortes Community Radio is an affirmative action employer. We welcome applicants from underrepresented groups including, but not limited to, Indigenous people, people of colour, trans and queer-identified people, people with diverse and neurodiverse abilities and backgrounds. All applicants must be comfortable and capable with computers, audio / visual tools, social media, data entry, able to lift 30 pounds, and able to stand for up to 2 hours at a time.

CKTZ NEWS REPORTER

25-Mar-2022 NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

CLICK HERE FOR PDF VERSION of JOB POSTING

CKTZ is looking for a dynamic individual to join our CKTZ News Team as a Radio Reporter. Funded by the Local Journalism Initiative (LJI), the goal of the program is to increase the production of local community and civic news.

SCOPE: $30 per hour. Flexible Schedule. Up to 30 hours per week available. Permanent position, vacation and sick pay. Start date: ASAP / Now accepting applications.

TASKS:

Research. Follow civic stories as they develop across the region from sources including but not limited to: interviews, government and non-governmental websites, local council minutes, community blogs, social media pages, written reports, and live events.

Check out our CKTZ News Page for examples

Radio Piece. The project requires average of 1 radio piece per day (Monday to Friday), minimum 5 pieces per week. Based on applicants we will hire one or more reporters to fill the project requirement. Radio pieces are between 4 mins to 20 mins, and follows ethical and responsible journalism guidelines, offers balanced perspectives, cited sources, and is not an opinion piece.

Writing. Produce a summary for each radio piece (between 100-200 words) to be posted on the website.
Recording The Reporter will be set up and trained with recording equipment so that they may produce their radio pieces at the radio station, or from home. The Reporter will record themselves reading, or conduct interviews that are recorded conducted in studio, over phone, or via zoom.

Mixing. The Radio Reporter will be provided with access to web services / software to mix their recorded material and audio clips into a final radio piece for broadcast.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Demonstrated ability to work independently;
• Possess strong interviewing skills;
• Have a distinct clear voice;
• Possess a broad knowledge of local and regional issues;
• Demonstrated writing skills;
• Experience with recording and mixing in a home studio environment;
• Experience with audio mixing using programs such as Audacity;
• Demonstrated experience working to daily and weekly deadlines
• Available to produce work without interruption (other than approved paid time off) throughout project period;
• Available to work some weekends;

TO APPLY
Please submit via email to bryan@cortesradio.ca
1. Your cover letter and resume in one PDF document labelled yourfirstname_yourlastname.pdf
2. Two samples of writing, (min 300 words each) preferably covering local issues;
3. One audio sample (MP3), preferably reading a news piece or conducting an interview (don’t care about audio quality – use your phone or laptop - looking for a sample of what your voice sounds like reading.)

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: No phone calls please. We thank all applicants; only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We will continue hiring until the right reporter(s) are hired.

Cortes Community Radio is an affirmative action employer. We welcome applicants from underrepresented groups including, but not limited to, Indigenous people, people of colour, trans and queer-identified people, people with different/diverse and neurodiverse abilities and people with multilingual skills and backgrounds. All applicants must be comfortable and capable with computers, audio / visual tools, social media, data entry. This is a contract, funding-specific position.