We’re Hiring a Technical Manager!


CiTR Radio 101.9FM and Discorder Magazine are hiring a Technical Manager!

CiTR 101.9 FM is the broadcasting voice of the University of British Columbia, beginning as a student club in 1938, and gaining not-for-profit status and a place on the FM dial in 1982. CiTR offers students and community members a variety of services which include broadcast and multimedia training, promotional support, live on location coverage of events and much more. Since 1983 CiTR has also published Discorder Magazine, providing unparalleled monthly coverage of Vancouver’s music community, arts scene and local current affairs while providing a space for students and community members to be trained in written journalism, photography, illustration and other aspects of publishing.

CiTR’s Technical Manager is responsible for supporting the technical needs of CiTR 101.9 FM and Discorder Magazine. This includes supporting our 90+ radio hosts, 450+ volunteers and 15+ staff by ensuring the proper functioning of our studios, broadcast software, broadcast hardware, digital library, databases, website and other technical aspects of the station. Alongside the CiTR staff, Student Executive and CiTR’s Technical Services Coordinator, the Technical Manager will plan, implement and monitor strategic initiatives within the technical department for CiTR and Discorder.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining and improving CiTR’s computer hardware, software, networks and systems, and troubleshooting all related issues. This includes our WordPress website and the LAMP stack it runs on, our on-air broadcast software, open source volunteer and broadcast management web application (DJLand), our digital library, production studio hardware and software, live streaming and podcasting services
  • Assisting the Program Manager in training CiTR volunteers to use our systems, and providing onsite support to our volunteers
  • Researching the accessibility of our current software and systems, and implementing changes to increase the accessibility of our software and systemsphysically and otherwise
  • Planning our technological strategy alongside our staff and student executive, then implementing this strategy through development of new projects or the improvement of current technological infrastructure at CiTR and Discorder
  • Creating clean, user-friendly web interfaces for our website,volunteer and broadcast management software
  • Developing comprehensive guides that can easily be used and understood by radio hosts with a broad range of technical knowledge

Knowledge and proficiency in the following areas are required:

  • HTML and PHP (strong proficiency necessary)
  • AngularJS
  • MySQL databases
  • Git
  • CSS

Knowledge in these areas is considered an asset but is not necessary:

  • Audio equipment
  • Electronics repair
  • Server management
  • WordPress websites
  • Podcasting services

Additional Requirements:

The ideal candidate will be motivated, creative and efficient, have great problem solving skills and have strong interpersonal communication abilities. They will have excellent time management skills and a proven ability to prioritize and manage technical tasks effectively. They will have experience and past success in computer programming, web design and web development project management, with an interest in broadcasting, sound equipment and new media. They will have a proven ability to work with diverse communities and communicate effectively to those with a broad range of technological abilities. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate commitment to CiTR and Discorder’s mandate to empower and amplify the voices of students and underrepresented communities within the Lower Mainland.

Start date: Mid October

Hours: 21 hours per week

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience and competitive with industry

Terms of employment: The Technical Manager will be hired on a one year contract, with a three-month probationary period. Renewal of contract is dependent on future funding, therefore is not guaranteed.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to CiTR Station Manager and Discorder Publisher Hugo Noriega at stationmanager@citr.ca.

Deadline for applications is Friday, October 13, 2017.