CiTR Student Job Posting: Indigenous Collective Coordinator 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 450+ volunteers. CiTR offers alternative coverage of every genre and perspective, with a mandate to support niche programming, local and Canadian artists and underrepresented voices. Each week, 100+ locally produced programs are broadcast on 101.9fm in seven different languages, with live streaming and podcasts at citr.ca.
The Indigenous Collective Coordinator will work to increase the representation of Indigenous peoples in the media landscape at both UBC and in the Lower Mainland by supporting Indigenous and allied students through a variety of multimedia initiatives. They will also be responsible for liaising with the Discorder Web Editor in order to help the collective create and edit written content for print or web when relevant.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Help support Indigenous and allied students in the creation of a weekly radio program from September-April that contends with key issues and questions in Indigenous Studies
- Alongside CiTR staff, help oversee the creation of of 10-12 30 minute radio documentaries focused on Indigenous topics for broadcast and dissemination through the CiTR, FNIS and CIS websites
- Help support Indigenous and allied students in the creation of a monthly column for Discorder Magazine on Indigenous topics
- Help support Indigenous and allied students in the creation of 2-3 pieces for CiTR and Discorder Magazine’s website
- Help with community and campus outreach
- Aid in the provision of training and skill development for Indigenous and allied students interested in broadcasting, audio production, written journalism and new media
- Work with CiTR and Discorder staff to create and disseminate recruitment and promotional materials for the media collective
- Work with CiTR and Discorder staff to develop a structure for collectively-created media
- Aid in the organization of workshops for the Lower Mainland and UBC community addressing issues and developing skills pertinent to the collective
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be motivated, creative and organized. Experience and involvement with Indigenous student groups or community organizations is an asset. The successful candidate will have experience or interest in broadcasting, online and print journalism, conducting research, interviewing and working with volunteers. A proven ability to work with diverse communities is an asset.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
HOURS: This position is for 10 hours per week, for a total of 250 hours. WAGE: $15.00/hour
START DATE: September 24, 2018 END DATE: May 10, 2019
The Student Radio Society of the University of British Columbia is an equal opportunity employer that encourages applicants from underrepresented groups. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Ana Rose Carrico, CiTR Station Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications is Monday, September 10, 2018