Join our Podcast Bootcamp

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We’re recruiting a team of audio-loving post-secondary students who want to learn some spicy podcasting skills through the creation of a short original podcast series this semester.

The podcast series will be recorded and edited from October – December 2019, and released in January 2020.

Throughout this bootcamp, you’ll learn how to:

  • Identify a distinctive style and voice for a podcast
  • Interview guests
  • Edit (including mixing in music and sound to enrich your stories)
  • Write a script
  • Host a show in a way that reflects and develops your own voice

Roles available:

  • Podcast Producer (Application details below)
    • One internship available (with $500 honorarium)
    • 10 hours weekly commitment
  • Podcast Reporter (Sign up through Better Impact under News & Spoken Word Programming)
    • Multiple volunteer roles available
    • 2-4 hours weekly commitment
  • Design Intern (Application details below)
    • One internship available (with $1000 honorarium)
    • 100 hours total commitment (December 2019 – April 2020)

 

Podcast Producer

This internship is part of a project to create and launch a short, original, student-led, non-fiction podcast series. The intern’s main task will be conducting interviews, hosting, and helping edit the series. Episodes of the podcast will be structured around interviews highlighting stories themed around food in Edmonton. This work will be conducted together with a team of volunteers. This is a 10 hour commitment per week from October – December 2019.

At the end of this internship, the Podcast Producer will receive a $500 honorarium.

Ideal for someone with course work in:

  • Arts and Cultural Management
  • Arts
  • English
  • Communication and Culture
  • Radio Television and Broadcast News
  • Journalism

Some specialized skills required:

  • Educational or professional background in communications is an asset
  • Experience using audio editing software (eg Logic Pro, Hindenburg, Audacity), iTunes, Word and Google Docs
  • Prior experience volunteering with CJSR is an asset
  • Enthusiasm, curiosity, reliability, and a strong work ethic is required
  • Experience in audio recording or editing is an asset

What we will accomplish at the end of the Internship:

  • Research story and interviewee ideas for podcast episodes
  • Guide volunteer team towards common vision of podcast aesthetics and quality
  • Find guests for interviews
  • Conduct interviews
  • Select tape highlights
  • Write scripts and record hosting for episodes
  • Oversee edits conducted by volunteer team members

Eligibility:

  • You must be a post-secondary student living in Alberta.
  • You must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or an international student with appropriate authorization as may be required from Citizenship and Immigration Canada to participate in SCiP. Currently, this is a valid study permit and a valid Social Insurance Number.

Apply by emailing a resume and cover letter to resumes@cjsr.com by October 7, 2019.

 

Design Intern

This internship is part of a project to create and launch two short, original, non-fiction podcast series at CJSR – Edmonton’s listener-supported, volunteer-powered campus and community radio station. The main focus of the internship will be to develop and produce content for CJSR promotional use including print and digital designs. This position will provide diverse experience producing high-profile materials in a variety of areas. The intern will develop and strengthen skills relating to event and artistic documentation, and high-profile opportunities to publish work.

This internship will support both podcast series. The term is December 2019 – April 2020, and involves a 100 hour commitment. At the end of this internship, the Design Intern will receive a $1000 honorarium.

Ideal for someone with course work in:

  • Digital Illustration and Comic Art
  • Graphic Communications and Print Technology
  • Graphic Design
  • Design
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Marketing
  • Digital Communications and Media
  • Visual Arts and Design

Some specialized skills required:

  • Creativity
  • Graphic design and layout experience is an asset
  • Positive, enthusiastic attitude
  • Motivated, flexible, committed, and have an interest in the arts and/or the non-profit industry
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Google Sheets, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

What we will accomplish at the end of the Internship:

  • Develop cohesive brand identity for CJSR podcast projects
  • Produce original logos for 2 podcasts
  • Design promotional posters and digital ads for shows
  • Produce Facebook banners and Instagram posts for shows
  • Develop show banners for CJSR.com
  • Develop recruitment posters for CJSR volunteers
  • Other design tasks for CJSR as assigned

Eligibility:

  • You must be a post-secondary student living in Alberta.
  • You must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or an international student with appropriate authorization as may be required from Citizenship and Immigration Canada to participate in SCiP. Currently, this is a valid study permit and a valid Social Insurance Number.
  • These eligibility criteria are no longer mandatory, and we invite candidates to apply even if they do need fit the above criteria.

Apply by emailing a resume, 3 samples of graphic design work, and and cover letter to resumes@cjsr.com by December 2, 2019.

This project is made possible through the generous support of the Community Radio Fund of Canada.