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CJLO is hiring Music Journalists!

CJLO is hiring a Music Journalist in Residence

Work term: October 25, 2021 - August 31, 2022

Hours: 15 hours a week

Salary: $20.00 an hour

Application deadline: October 15, 2021

Location: Hybrid (remote / in-person). The selected candidate will need to be based in Montreal.

After an unprecedented year for the music industry, it is essential that we investigate new ways to support the city’s musicians, bands, venues, promoters, and industry professionals. As a campus-community radio station, we understand how integral spaces like ours can be for emerging artists looking to receive airplay for the first time. Similarly, as a media entity, we recognize the value we bring to critical coverage in our community. Mapping Montreal Music will be a new way to welcome music lovers back to live music - its past, present and future - as well as strengthen our media ecosystem as it recovers from serious setbacks throughout the pandemic. 

CJLO 1690AM and the Centre for Oral History is proud to announce a new Music Journalism Residency program at the station as part of a new project we call Mapping Montreal Music. This project will seek to shed light on the vibrant music communities in Montreal through innovative technologies and immersive audio storytelling techniques. The Music Journalist in residence will create an audio documentary series on Montreal’s music community through the lens of its many boroughs and neighbourhoods. Excerpts from this documentary will be featured in a new geo-coding web application that will guide users through Montreal’s music scene as they walk through the city. The candidate will work closely with our Station Manager, our Program Director, our Music Director, and our Web Developer. 

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 an eight-part audio documentary series for CJLO’s airwaves and streaming platforms. Content from this audio documentary series will be used in our geo-coding web application. We expect our candidate to have an intimate knowledge of the Montreal music scene, its past and present, while maintaining a finger on the pulse of emerging trends. 

Creation: Create original audio works for broadcast and online streaming platforms. Details related to scope, structure, and tone will be up to the discretion of the selected candidate, with input from the CJLO team. We ask that the Music Journalist in Residence create a documentary series totalling eight episodes, each 30 minutes in length. Each episode should focus on the various neighborhoods and boroughs in Montreal: the Mile End, Little Italy, Milton Park, Downtown/Ville-Marie, St-Henri/Little Burgundy, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Montreal-Nord, and Notre-Dame-de-Grace. 

Engagement: The Music Journalist in Residence will be working with a production assistant on the creation of the series and to provide mentorship. The selected candidate will be working with CJLO and the Centre for Oral History to develop two workshops, one in the fall and the other in the summer. Workshop topics are at the discretion of the candidate, but they must touch on the intersection of music journalism and audio storytelling. Related, both the Music Journalist and Production Assistant will be working with volunteers and programmers at the station who wish to contribute to the project, develop their own journalistic skills, and improve their own shows. 

Education: We are pleased to be working with the Centre for Oral History (COHDS) at Concordia University on this exciting project. COHDS is willing to offer educational resources, access to resources, and mentorship opportunities to our selected candidate, as well as equipment and studio / production space. 

To Apply: Please send the following to manager@cjlo.com attn: Francella Fiallos by October 11th, 2021 at 11:59PM EDT. 

  1. Letter of Interest: a one-page statement introducing yourself as a journalist, broadcaster, podcaster, and/or storyteller demonstrating your personal interest in music and radio as a creative medium. 

  2. Work samples: Links to three of your work samples (can be audio, video, written, and/or digital work) 

  3. Resume/CV

Eligibility: The CJLO / COHDS Music Journalist in Residence position is available to those 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. 

CJLO will retain all intellectual property and copyright of Mapping Montreal Music. 

 


 

CJLO is hiring an Assistant Music Journalist

Work term: October 25, 2021 - August 31, 2022

Hours: 6 hours a week 

Salary: $14.50 an hour 

Application deadline: October 15, 2021

Location: Hybrid (remote / in-person). The selected candidate will need to be based in Montreal. 

After an unprecedented year for the music industry, it is essential that we investigate new ways to support the city’s musicians, bands, venues, promoters, and industry professionals. As a campus-community radio station, we understand how integral spaces like ours can be for emerging artists looking to receive airplay for the first time. Similarly, as a media entity, we recognize the value we bring to critical coverage in our community. Mapping Montreal Music will be a new way to welcome music lovers back to live music - its past, present and future - as well as strengthen our media ecosystem as it recovers from serious setbacks throughout the pandemic. 

CJLO 1690AM and the Centre for Oral History is proud to announce a new Music Journalism Residency program at the station as part of a new project we call Mapping Montreal Music. This project will seek to shed light on the vibrant music communities in Montreal through innovative technologies and immersive audio storytelling techniques. The Assistant Music Journalist will be helping our Music Journalist in Residence with the research, creation, production, and execution of an audio documentary series focusing on the many boroughs and neighborhoods in Montreal and their respective music communities. The ideal candidate is interested in a career in arts/music journalism and passionate about Montreal’s music scene. The Assistant Music Journalist will work closely with the Music Journalist in Residence, the Program Director, Music Director, and Station Manager. 

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 Music Journalist in Residence with chasing interviews, research, audio editing, fact-checking, and other aspects of audio production

→ Assist the Music Journalist in Residence in creating music, sound effects, and other foley art if necessary 

→ In conjunction with the Music Journalist in Residence and with the Centre for Oral History, plan two workshops on the intersection between music journalism and audio storytelling

→ Help train and recruit volunteers who are interested in joining our programming and music departments

 

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 October 15, 2021. 

  1. Resume 

  2. Cover Letter

Eligibility: We would strongly favour candidates based in Montreal who are completing their studies at Concordia University. The position is open to candidates who are legally permitted to work in Canada. 

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. 

CJLO will retain all intellectual property and copyright of Mapping Montreal Music.

 

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