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Production Assistant

CJSW 90.9 FM is a successful recipient for funding from the 2022 Canada Summer Jobs program. As a successful recipient for funding, CJSW will hire a Canadian citizen between the ages of 18 and 30 for this role.

The production assistant will assist with creating CJSW-produced audio and video content with an emphasis on podcast, fund-raising and advertising content creation. This position will report to CJSW’s programming department.

Term: 8 weeks at 35 hours per week
Pay: $17.00 per hour

Applications will be accepted until 12:00pm on May 9, 2022 with work ideally commencing on the week of June 27, 2022.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assist CJSW’s Programming department in creating content for broadcast and web that tells the stories of those in the Calgary and greater Treaty 7 community, including podcasts, PSAs, special segments, etc.
  • Coordinate and train volunteers alongside CJSW’s production coordinator to help with audio creation.
  • Assist CJSW’s production coordinator and spoken word coordinator with editing of ongoing CJSW projects.
  • Create specialty content for CJSW’s annual funding drive.
  • Digitally archive, catalogue and tag materials for future access and use, and potentially make these materials available to the public based on cultural relevance.
  • Develop projects that engage multicultural students associations and community associations and aid them in the production of these projects.
  • Work with the spoken word coordinator to develop content (podcast, talk segments, etc.) reflecting the collaboration with community associations, student groups, and more.

Required Skills

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and willing to initiate projects.
  • Strong understanding of the communities CJSW serves and the desire to share those stories.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and strong leadership.
  • Good decision-making abilities to solve problems.
  • Creative and open to ideas.
  • Desire to develop technical and practical hands-on skills through experience.
  • A working knowledge of sound production facilities and technology, including Logic Pro, digital recorders, etc. is considered an asset.

Please submit your cover letter and resume via email to manager@cjsw.com on or before 12:00pm on Monday, May 9, 2022.

CJSW is an equal opportunity employer. Everyone is thanked for applying; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. CJSW 90.9FM broadcasts from Calgary, Alberta, Canada on Treaty 7 Territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, and the Kainai. Treaty 7 is also home to the Tsuut’ina, the Stoney Nakoda and Métis Nation of Alberta (Region III).

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