Station Manager - Montreal QC


CJLO IS HIRING A STATION MANAGER!


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 currently seeking a station manager to guide, organize, motivate, and lead our dedicated and passionate volunteers and staff members. The chosen candidate will help take CJLO to the next level in its development and continued growth as one of North America’s most well-respected campus and community radio stations.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategic Planning and Visioning → Maintain existing AM radio broadcasting operations while pursuing future broadcasting opportunities with the Board of Directors → Shape the station’s overall vision and mission through qualitative and quantitative assessments → Research and identify competition, risks, and opportunities that could elevate CJLO 1690AM to a wider audience → Assess the station’s operational and strategic performance → Identify and communicate CJLO 1690AM’s strategic value to both on-campus and off-campus audiences through targeted and effective communications → Coordinate and plan activities of a short term and long term nature


Promotions and Marketing → Strive to build the CJLO brand while directing visibility, public relations, and marketing plans → In conjunction with the art director, coordinate the development of promotional materials for the station including but not limited to rate cards, electronic press kits, press releases, and social media posts → Assess social media posts for effectiveness and engagement and re-evaluate when necessary to increase our following and audience → Identify and solicit major sponsorship and advertising opportunities for the station while building long-lasting relationships with festivals, record labels, and promotion and production companies → Draft and present contracts for funding partners → Solicit and compare quotes for merchandise and other relevant promotional materials


Financial Organization and Revenue Generation → Oversee pursuit of funding opportunities through relevant grants, government subsidies, advertising, fundraising, and donation structures → Prepare the annual financial plan before the start of the station’s fiscal year → Ensure financial records are kept up-to-date with the latest transactions and changes → Maintain all receipts and records for daily transactions; monitor all bank deposits and payments → Provide all payments, honorariums, and stipends to ancillary positions and freelancers → In conjunction with the board treasurer, contribute to the preparation of the annual financial audit → Track and evaluate fundraising revenues and expenses to ensure that our Funding Drive is meeting the station’s objectives → Prepare receipts and invoices when required


Human Resources → Manage, guide, supervise, and motivate staff and volunteers → Create and revise job descriptions as needed; create and revise job interview questions as needed → Strike and chair hiring committees as needed → Conduct new employee orientation → Complete HR paperwork per Concordia University guidelines


Outreach and Relationship-Building → Maintain existing university, community, and business relationships → Identify new partnership opportunities that may strategically benefit the station → Act as the official spokesperson of CJLO to all internal and external bodies → Draft quarterly newsletters to CJLO donors → Identify and contact CJLO, CRSG, and CFLI alumni


Operations → Plan monthly staff meetings, collect staff reports, and lead discussion on major station initiatives → Liaise with the Concordia Student Broadcasting Corporation who oversees CJLO 1690AM → Review and implement policies, regulations, and guidelines for staff members and volunteers to follow → Ensure the maintenance of all equipment and general station aesthetics


REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS → Excellent program management and organizational skills with the ability to coordinate activities and initiatives → Self-starter who is forward-thinking, results-driven, and is able to work with minimal supervision → Strong ability to manage a wide range of activities and responsibilities in a fast-paced, changing environment → Exceptional leadership and management skills; great at team-building, morale boosting, and strong interpersonal skills with a wide variety of personalities and learning styles → Exceptional communication and organization skills, loves problem-solving and meeting deadlines; fluent in English → Comfortable with computer systems, networks, radio/broadcast equipment, social media, and web tools


ASSETS → Familiarity with campus-community radio sector in Canada; familiarity with CRTC and CBSC guidelines and regulations → Demonstrative leadership experience in a non-profit organization or media-related environment → Grant-writing experience, budgeting and forecasting skills, basic bookkeeping → Familiarity with Montreal’s cultural and artistic landscape, various music scenes, festivals, media companies and institutions → Strong knowledge of the Concordia University community → Fully bilingual (French and English) → Post-secondary school completion


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 $42,000-$50,000 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 hiring@cjlo.com 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.

  • Take-home component: After the interview, we’ll ask you to complete a take-home assignment. We’ll evaluate your assignment to see if your ideas match with our own plan.

  • Second interview: If we like what we see, we’ll invite you to do a second interview. .

  • 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.