Program Director

Date Posted: Nov 08, 2019
Application Deadline: Nov 21, 2019
Start Date: Nov 07, 2019

Salary From: 30K To 35K
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: Health
Organization's Field/Discipline: Cultural Industries
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

CJRU Radio Ryerson
CJRU Radio Ryerson is a non-profit, campus radio station located at Ryerson University. We broadcast on 1280AM, and on seevral digital platforms as well. We support volunteers,musicians, local news projects and more!

Job Description

The main responsibilities of the Program Director are in traffic and scheduling, content quality assurance, logging, compliance, as well as volunteer management, stakeholder relations, and audience engagement.
This position is also the Chair of the Program Review Committee

Content Management: 50%

  • Ensuring that CJRU remains on the air at all times, that logs and archives are properly documented and that CJRU is meeting all regulatory standards
  • Production, rotation/traffic and broadcast of audio content across all CJRU platforms
  • Coordinating volunteer use of CJRU production studios and equipment
  • Reviewing and evaluating programs regularly with the Program Review Committee
  • Ensure mandate and policies are effectively implemented and programming quality is high
  • Primary point of contact for CRTC and SOCAN logs
  • Building partnerships with groups on campus to create content and grow audience
  • Help to execute fundraising events, pledge drives or other sales efforts.
Audience Growth & StakeHolder Relations: 25%
  • Promote the station’s brand and content to grow new audiences
  • Track audience behaviour across platforms 
  • Communicate the value of the station to stakeholders in the community and campus
  • Nurture and grow relationships with stakeholders
  • Act as a liaison with partners on campus and agencies in the community.
Team Building & People Management: 15%
  • Work with management and other senior staff to provide effective supervision of junior staff and the effective coordination of volunteers
  • Ensure volunteers receive satisfactory training and skill development

Compliance: 10%
  • Review and implement industry license standards
  • Work with staff to fulfill all regulatory obligations, maintain studios and support volunteers
  • Assist in the creation of reports for license holders, granting bodies, clients, for staff 


Familiarity with Toronto’s local music ecosystem
Two years experience in digital audience growth and digital projects
Two years experience supervising staff or volunteer teams
Demonstrated content production experience
Experience working in the volunteer sector

High level of professional communication 
Collaborative approach to team leadership
Strong organizational skills
Excellent character references
A passion for local music and campus/community radio

Experience in campus media in Canada

Additional Info:

CJRU 1280AM is Ryerson University's campus community radio station airing on 1280AM, and a variety of digital platforms. Our station is a non-profit broadcaster and airs programs created by Ryerson students, and through our partnerships within the community.

To serve the Ryerson community with free training, equipment and a platform to share their work
To broadcast at 1280AM following the conditions of our broadcast license regulated by the CRTC
To broadcast and podcast content to the Ryerson community and beyond
To encourage and promote Canadian artists, with a particular emphasis on local talent
To encourage citizen journalism and civic engagement.

How to Apply:

This is a full time 6 month contract position with health and dental benefits after a three-month probationary period. Salary commensurate with experience.
Send resume and a cover letter to
We strive to build a diverse team and encourage applications from underrepresented groups such as women,visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people identifying as LGBTQ2SI, and people with disabilities. If you need accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us.Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
Deadline for applications is November 21, 2019


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