Program Director

Organization Name: 
Windsor, ON

Student Media/University of Windsor – CJAM 99.1 FM – is hiring for the position of PROGRAM DIRECTOR. The salaried full time position is 35 hours per week.

CJAM is a nonprofit volunteer-driven campus-based community radio station. We provide music and information programming not offered by mainstream commercial media in the Windsor/Detroit area. We serve people and groups within the community who are under represented or maligned by mainstream media by allowing a forum to express their views.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Program Director is responsible for all aspects of CJAM programming. The Program Director will work together with CJAM staff/management to fulfill the station’s mandate and ensure CJAM continues to provide the community with high quality alternative programming.

Duties include:

· Keep the schedule full and evolving with spoken word and music programming in accordance with CJAM mandate
· Serve as a resource for CJAM volunteers regarding all matters relating to broadcasting and programming
· Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to ensure CJAM volunteers receive satisfactory training and skill development relating to broadcasting
· With the assistance of the Music Director, review and evaluate all programs at least once per year
· Host between 0.5 and 2 hours of programming per week
· Fill in as a DJ when needed
· Ensure that all programming content is of a high quality and in compliance with CRTC guidelines and CJAM mandate
· Exercise, enforce and develop CJAM policy
· Build partnerships with groups on campus and within the larger community to foster continuity, quality and relevance in programming.
· Assist in coordination/scheduling of Lancer sports broadcasting and other special events
· Production, rotation/traffic and broadcast and of paid commercial advertisements, public service announcements, station promos, music events/community/arts calendars, etc
· Production and review of daily traffic (commercial) logs-sheets.
· Coordinate/Schedule volunteer use of CJAM production studios
· Coordinate volunteer use of recording equipment
· Coordinate/Schedule on-air read materials
· Coordinate production/recording of community events/ arts/ stage diving live music calendars
· Program on-air read materials
· Regularly update CJAM’s website with programming news and schedule information


· Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills
· Demonstrated experience and knowledge relating to non-commercial radio
· Experience in journalism and new media
· Strong organizational and time management skills
· Conflict resolution and management skills
· Computer and basic radio/audio production skills
· Friendly and patient disposition
· Management or Volunteer coordination experience a plus


$24,000-$28,000 to start, depending on experience. 2 weeks vacation plus extended health benefits. Please apply online to Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

The deadline for applications if midnight EST on April 19, 2010.

CJAM is an anti-sexist, anti-racist, anti-homophobic organization committed to diversity and equity. We strongly encourage applications from all visible and non-visible minorities. Where there is equity in qualifications preference will be given to minority applicants.

35 hours per week
Closing Date: 
Mon, 2010-04-19