Volunteer

We're always looking for new volunteers!

CJLO runs entirely on the power of its volunteers and it's part of our mission to teach and train students and community members. CJLO can offer hands-on training in broadcasting, sound production, live recording, promotions, sales, broadcast administration, news writing and reporting, marketing and much more! Our volunteers go on to work in commercial radio, the music industry, broadcast journalism, and many other fields. In today's competitive work force, experience is vital. Volunteering at CJLO is a great place to gain the experience you need to stand out in any industry.

 

Host - Champions of the Local Scene 

  • Prepare and host Champions of the Local Scene, a weekly spotlight on
  • Work with the staff for script, playlist and show clock

Host - Charts & Crafts 

  • Prepare and host the lunchtime chart show
  • Work with the music and program directors for script, playlist and show clock

Community Calendar Coordinator

  • Write and Produce the CJLO Community Calendar, running at the top of the hour
  • Keep up with local events in the Concordia and greater Montreal community

Music Library 

  • Review music submitted to CJLO in physical form
  • Maintain and organize the “CJLO Vault” music library
  • Labelling CDs appropriately

Promotions

  • Assistant promotion director in the organization of CJLO events
  • Distribute posters around the Concordia and great Montreal community
  • Social Media

Audio Technician 

  • Editing and uploading audio recorded at CJLO to our various social media platforms
  • Writing and producing PSA’s, advertisements, show promos, etc.
  • Assisting the Production Director with day to day tasks
  • Maintaining The Oven, CJLO’s in-house production studio

Live Media Team - Photographers 

  • Capturing CJLO-related events - concerts, panels, community events, etc.
  • Collaborating with the Magazine Team

Live Media Team - Videographers 

  • Editing and uploading video content to our database in a timely manner
  • Overseeing live streams on CJLO’s YouTube and other social media platforms
  • Making short promotional clips for CJLO’s funding drives and other campaigns/events with found material in our database
  • Guiding artists/hosts via virtual meetings if they are to film a video from home for our YouTube channel

 

Tips for A Successful Application

  • Fill out the appropriate application below.
  • Find out as much as you can about CJLO before you apply.
  • While we CJLOers totally enjoy colours, stickers, and a good laugh – don't go overboard with your application! Make it stand out but please keep it professional.
  • For the DJ application, one of the most important parts is your sample playlist or your proposal for a spoken word show.
  • Keep your availability broad because time slots are limited.
  • Bring your application by in-person. We like to put faces to the piles of paper on our desks, so drop by and say hi! If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. *Due to the pandemic we are not accepting in-person applications for the moment, please send your application by email*

For all volunteer applications, email volunteer@cjlo.com.

For DJ applications, contact Allison O'Reilly (Program Director) at program@cjlo.com.