Technical Co-ordinator

Organization Name: 
CFRO-FM Vancouver Co-operative Radio
Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Co-operative Radio, CFRO, 100.5 FM is a non-profit, listener-supported, multi-lingual
community station that has provided Vancouver with alternative public affairs, music, and arts
programming since 1975. Co-op Radio’s mission is to produce creative and engaging programming for
communities who voices are underrepresented in the mainstream media. The Technical Co-ordinator is
responsible for broadcast, our online stream, audio production-related equipment in the station, staff
office equipment, and co-ordinating technical trainings. This is a permanent part-time position that
works under the direction of, and reports to, our Executive Director.

Ensure a high quality consistent broadcast signal, by:
 Doing basic maintenance of broadcast-related equipment at the station
 Responding to and managing technical emergencies, must be available on-call
 Maintaining online broadcasting, including streaming and archives
 Liaising with transmitter maintenance contractor, as required
 Co-ordinating major repairs and upgrades of broadcast-related equipment, as required
Ensure effective functioning and use of station’s IT resources, by:
 Doing basic maintenance of station computer systems
 Maintaining website and archiving capabilities including CRTC programming logs
 Co-ordinating major computer repairs and upgrades, as required
 Maintaining other office equipment
 NOTE: IT resources include: LAN; office and public access computers; printers and
peripherals; servers.

Ensure effective training and technical support to programmers, by:
 Co-ordinating technical trainings including content and manuals
 Supporting programmers’ technical needs
 Co-ordinating access to required equipment for off-site use
 Maintaining production-related equipment
 Co-ordinating major repairs and upgrades of production-related equipment, as required


Electronics technician certificate or equivalent level experience with electronics schematics,
electronics equipment repairs, soldering, building and electronics repair
 Experience with wiring and repairing an analog broadcast console preferred
 Computer networking experience, specifically Windows Server Administration and multi-platform
network integration
 Ability to manage security and stability of a network, including back-ups and recovery
 Experience working in a network environment requiring switching between multiple platforms
(Windows, Linux, MAC)
 Knowledge of Ubuntu/Linux and commands for server management, setup and repair
 Some experience with computer hardware repair and upgrades
 Advanced experience with computer maintenance, repair, software updates/management
 Drupal specific experience is an asset
 Advanced skills in audio recording, editing, mastering, and broadcast
 Experience running training sessions or workshops
 Excellent technical problem solving skills, using logic and process of elimination
 Familiarity with professional recording studio environments
 High level functionality with Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) editing systems such as Pro Tools,
Logic, Ableton Live, Reaper and Audacity
 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills: clear written and verbal communication,
conflict resolution, ability to openly give and accept feedback, ability to dialogue with diverse
 Excellent time-management skills; ability to be self-directed and efficient, with minimal


86.67 hrs/month, 20 hours a week
WAGE: $24.44/hr with generous health and vacation benefits.

Unionized with Unifor 3000.

START DATE: April 1st 2018, with training provided on flexible hours through the month of


DEADLINE: Applications accepted until 11:59 pm on February 9
th 2018.

How to Apply: 
Please submit the following in one PDF document labelled yourfirstname_yourlastname.pdf to  Your resume/CV  Your cover letter which should include why you would be a good fit for this position
Closing Date: 
Fri, 2018-02-09