CiTR 101.9 FM is the broadcasting voice of the University of British Columbia, beginning as a student club in 1937, and gaining not-for-profit status and a place on the FM dial in 1982. Run by the Student Radio Society of UBC, CiTR is a campus-based, student-driven community radio station, with a small staff and over 400 volunteers. CiTR offers alternative coverage of every genre and perspective, with a mandate to support niche programming, local and Canadian and artists and under-represented voices. Each week, 100+ locally produced programs are broadcast on 101.9fm in seven different languages, with live streaming and podcasts at citr.ca. Since 1983, CiTR has also published Discorder Magazine, providing monthly coverage of the local music and arts scene, with 8,000 copies distributed around Vancouver.
One of CiTR/Discorder’s goals is to raise the public profile of the radio station on and off campus, increasing student engagement and creating awareness of our content and services to students, community members and listeners. This position will build public awareness of the radio station and magazine by assisting with media sponsorships of campus and community events and festivals, and promoting station activities online. They will create long term and sustainable relationships with the Lower Mainland and on campus Community.
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assisting with the negotiation and implementation of sponsorship agreements
Organizing volunteers to promote CiTR/Discorder at events on campus and in Vancouver
Organizing on-air ticket giveaways
Promoting CiTR/Discorder activities online, through our website and social media
The ideal candidate will be motivated, creative and outgoing, with an understanding of marketing and promotions. Experience with project & event management and volunteer coordination are assets. The ideal candidate should have basic computer skills, and an interest in broadcasting. Proven ability to work with diverse communities of students is an asset. Training is provided. No specific education is necessary. Student leadership and volunteer experience are highly valued, as are outreach skills and experience dealing with the public.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
HOURS: This position is for 10 hours per week. WAGE: $16.61/hour
START DATE: ASAP END DATE: April 30, 2018
The Student Radio Society of the University of British Columbia is an equal opportunity employer that encourages applicants from underrepresented groups. This position is funded by UBC’s Work Learn program. To be eligible, candidates must be registered in courses at UBC in winter and spring terms, and have a valid UBC student number. Visiting students are not eligible.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Hugo, CiTR/Discorder Station Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications is Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Feature image by Zad Kokar for the On The Air: copy/paste article in the September 2016 issue of Discorder Magazine.