Volunteer

We're always looking for new volunteers!

CJLO runs entirely on the power of its volunteers and it's part of our mission to teach and train students and community members. CJLO can offer hands-on training in broadcasting, sound production, live recording, promotions, sales, broadcast administration, news writing and reporting, marketing and much more! Our volunteers go on to work in commercial radio, the music industry, broadcast journalism, and many other fields. In today's competitive work force, experience is vital. Volunteering at CJLO is a great place to gain the experience you need to stand out in any industry.

 

Host - Champions of the Local Scene (3 positions available)

  • Prepare and host Champions of the Local Scene, a weekly spotlight on

  • Work with the staff for script, playlist and show clock

  • Commitment: 1 hour live on Wednesdays, 6-7pm + prep time (2+ hours)
     

Host - Charts & Crafts (3 positions available)

  • Prepare and host the lunchtime chart show

  • Work with the music and program directors for script, playlist and show clock

  • Commitment: 1 hour live on Friday, 12-1pm + prep time (2+ hours)
     

Community Calendar Coordinator

  • Write and Produce the CJLO Community Calendar, running at the top of the hour

  • Keep up with local events in the Concordia and greater Montreal community

  • Commitment: 2+ hours to write and produce, either Monday or Tuesday afternoons
     

Women’s+ Collective - Hosts/Contributors

  • Attend and contribute at monthly pitch/idea meetings

  • Keep up with correspondance in the CJLO Women’s+ Collective Facebook group

  • Willing to produce feature interviews on topics related to gender and intersectional feminism

  • Willing to participate in open discussions and contribute to bi-weekly talk show Femme AM, or bi-weekly music show Yonic Youth

  • Commitment (per month): Monthly meetings (1+ hours), contribution to bi-weekly shows (2+ hours), preparation (2+ hours)
     

Music Library Assistant (4 positions available)

  • Review music submitted to CJLO in physical form

  • Maintain and organize the “CJLO Vault” music library

  • Work with the music director regarding submissions, organization, communicating with local bands, and compiling charts

  • Labelling CDs appropriately

  • Commitment: 1-2 hours a week, anytime between 1-5pm Monday to Friday (set hours to be discussed with management)
     

Promotion Assistant (4+ positions available)

  • Assistant promotion director in the organization of CJLO events

  • Help with the design of posters, logos, and signs

  • Distribute posters around the Concordia and great Montreal community

  • Represent CJLO at events

  • Assist the volunteer coordinator in the recruiting of volunteers

  • Commitment: Minimum 1 hour a week, to be discussed in collaboration with the promotion director

  • Tabling

  • Promote CJLO in class
     

Audio Technician (Several Positions Available)

  • Editing and uploading audio recorded at CJLO to our various social media platforms

  • Writing and producing PSA’s, advertisements, show promos, etc.

  • Assisting the Production Director with day to day tasks

  • Maintaining The Oven, CJLO’s in-house production studio

  • Commitment: 1-2 hours a week, to be discussed in collaboration with the Production Director

Remote Broadcast Technician (4+ Positions Available)

  • Transporting technical equipment and facilitating successful live broadcasts

  • Keeping a detailed maintenance log of all remote broadcast equipment

  • Commitment: Fluctuates - to be discussed in collaboration with the Program Director and Station Manager
     

Live Media Team // Photographers & Videographers (Several Positions Available)

  • Capturing CJLO-related events - concerts, panels, community events, etc.

  • Editing and uploading content to our database in a timely manner

  • Collaborating with the Magazine Team

  • Commitment: Fluctuates - to be discussed in collaboration with the Director of Promotions, Sponsorship and Funding
     

Tips for A Successful Application

  • Fill out the appropriate application above. Calling us and leaving a voicemail saying "Yo, I want to be on the radio, you need me on the radio!" might not be the best approach. Our applications are designed to make sure we know as much as we need to know about you right from the get go, so fill one out!
  • Find out as much as you can about CJLO before you apply. If you want to play non-stop Nickelback, this is not the place for you. (If you want to play Nickelback even once, this is not the place for you.) Research what types of shows we already have and what types of initiatives we participate in on campus and in the community and try to come up with an awesome idea we haven't thought of yet!
  • While we CJLOers totally enjoy colours, stickers, and a good laugh – don't go overboard with your application! Make it stand out but please keep it professional.
  • For the DJ application, one of the most important parts is your sample playlist or your proposal for a spoken word show. Take a lot of time to think about this soy wow us with your obscure music taste and your worldly knowledge.
  • Keep your availability broad because time slots are limited.
  • Bring your application by in-person. We like to put faces to the piles of paper on our desks, so drop by and say hi! If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.

For all volunteering applications, contact Maia Pearson (Volunteer Coordinator) at volunteer@cjlo.com.

For DJ applications, contact Allison O'Reilly (Program Director) at program@cjlo.com.

Download the DJ Application (PDF)