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Spoken Word Coordinator

CJSW Radio, the University of Calgary Student Radio Society, is looking for a Spoken Word Coordinator to oversee the news and spoken word department at the station, one of Canada’s most established and respected campus/community radio stations.

The successful candidate for the Spoken Word Coordinator position should have a thorough knowledge and broad appreciation for all types of and styles of original content creation.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Program Director.
  • Train volunteers of varying experience in every aspect of producing broadcast-worthy content.
  • Develop spoken word and news content for FM broadcast and online exclusive broadcast.
  • Develop ideas and coordinating production of CJSW’s pre-recorded original content programming.
  • Act as liaison between CJSW and campus and community partners to develop content opportunities.
  • Assist in the production of original content.
  • Evaluate existing CJSW programs and developing new content ideas with volunteers and staff.
  • Ensure CRTC regulations are met and best journalistic practices are present in all spoken word content.
  • Post content to, iTunes and Soundcloud.
  • Promote syndication of CJSW’s original content for use by other organizations.
  • Engage and lead volunteers to produce specialty programming (election coverage, documentaries, etc.).
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A comprehensive understanding and appreciation of campus/community radio and a deep knowledge of all varieties of non-commercial news and spoken word radio/podcasting.
  • Ability to critically assess potential news stories and interviews in an ethical and timely manner.
  • Journalism training/experience and documentary production experience are assets.
  • Self-motivated and willing to initiate and projects.
  • Experience with Logic audio editing software is essential.
  • Experience working with and inspiring volunteers to create informative and entertaining programming.
  • Being an open-minded individual, creative thinker and excellent communicator.
  • A progressive attitude, good stress management, multi-tasking and organization skills are a must.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite an asset.
  • Familiarity with various social media platforms is an asset.
  • Web development experience is an asset.
  • A post-secondary education is an asset.

In return for your extraordinary talents, we offer a fun, one-of-a-kind environment, a decent salary and some lovely benefits.

Application Deadline: Monday, July 9, 2018
Position Start Date: As soon as possible

Please apply by sending your resume, cover letter, and links to three separate pieces of audio produced by the applicant to under the message title of Spoken Word Coordinator Job Posting.

CJSW 90.9FM broadcasts from Treaty 7 Territory. We are grateful to be on the traditional territory of the Blackfoot, 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).