Program Director - Montreal QC


CJLO 1690AM is a campus/community radio station based out of Concordia University’s Loyola campus located in NDG in Montréal, Québec. CJLO belongs to the not-for-profit corporation Concordia Student Broadcasting Corporation (CSBC) and represents Concordia University and its community. CJLO has been streaming online for over 20 years and in 2008, began broadcasting on 1690 AM throughout the Montreal area with 1000 watts of power. Currently running with a volunteer core of over 90 members, the station broadcasts a wide variety of musical and spoken word content. CJLO is an organization looking to take the next step in representing its community as a visible Montreal broadcaster.

CJLO is looking for a creative and enthusiastic program director to oversee our programming lineup and spearhead programming new initiatives for our station. As program director, your main goal is to facilitate and oversee the creation and quality of content in accordance with CJLO, CSBC, and Canadian Radio-Telecommunications Council (CRTC) guidelines. Specifically, the program director will be responsible for training new DJs and volunteers on broadcasting equipment and broadcasting regulations, evaluating and critiquing existing shows, liaising with various community groups and organizations, and spearheading new and innovative programming initiatives. In addition, the program director is also responsible for maintaining the health of our transmission signal and internal systems as it pertains to online streaming and broadcasting.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES → Maintain and oversee CJLO’s programming schedule and, when needed, build and modify the schedule with new shows, programming blocks, or initiatives → Implement and enforce CJLO and CRTC policies for on-air programming → Maintain SOCAN standards during reporting periods for on-air programming → Constantly review on-air programming quality, work with DJs to improve their shows → Provide training for new on-air DJs and volunteers → Oversee all on-air content which includes but is not limited to music, news, and production departments; oversee and supervise Head Music Director, News Director, and Production Director → Ensure the maintenance of all equipment and internal systems → Represent CJLO and facilitate relationships to external parties including but not limited to the Concordia Student Union, the Concordia School of Journalism and other departments, student groups, clubs, and associations, and equity-seeking groups and organizations → Assisting the Station Manager in identifying and soliciting sponsorship and advertising opportunities for the station while building long-lasting relationships with festivals, record labels, and promotion and production companies → Overseeing and coordinating the production of on-air advertisements and public service announcements and scheduling on-air advertisement rotation → Working alongside CJLO team members and DJs to ensure promotion of on-air programming → Maintain a knowledge of underground music scenes and key stakeholders, especially in Montreal

REQUIREMENTS → Previous experience in campus-community radio; knowledge of the CRTC, its policies, and various musical genres → Proficient in audio production; strong knowledge in digital audio workstations such as Audacity, Adobe Audition, Reaper, and/or ProTools → Professional history of successful project planning and execution → Strong planning and organizational skills; can meet deadlines with ease → Strong communication and interpersonal skills; can regularly provide constructive feedback to volunteers and staff

ASSETS → Knowledge of Concordia University and Montreal community → Knowledge of Montreal music community and underground music scenes across the country → Knowledge of radio and broadcasting equipment & its maintenance → Fully bilingual in French and English → Previous experience working in the not-for-profit sector → Familiarity with networking and information technology

Application deadline: June 18, 2021

Start date: July/August 2021

Type of Position: Contract, full-time, minimum 40 hours per week, renewable.

Salary and Benefits: Annual salary $30,000-$36,000 per year, based on experience and qualifications. Health and Dental plan available. Four weeks paid vacation. Some flexibility with working hours.

Location: In-person at CJLO 1690AM office (7040 Sherbrooke Ouest, CC-430), pending government and Concordia University health guildelines. Candidates must be based or willing to relocate to Montréal, Québec.

To apply: please send your resume and cover letter outlining your skills, experience, and ideas for the role to by June 18, 2021. We will not accept applications over mail or over Facebook. We thank all candidates for applying, but we will be contacting only shortlisted candidates for interviews. The position is open to all candidates who are legally permitted to work in Canada.

Our hiring process typically follows these steps:

  • Application review: the hiring committee will review all applications and contact candidates who fulfill the skills and experience outlined in the job description.

  • Interview: If you are selected for an interview, we will call you to set up a time.

  • Additional interviews: After the interview, we may ask you for a second interview, if necessary.

  • Reference check: If it all goes well, we’ll ask you for a reference or two, and then we’ll ask a few questions.

  • Offer: After that, if it works out, we’ll call you and give you an offer to work with us!

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.