CUTV is partnering with Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS) to produce a four-month pilot of a news show covering underrepresented communities in Montreal.
We are seeking to hire a journalist-coordinator to take the lead on production of this (as yet unnamed) pilot program, and conduct journalism trainings for people in Montreal’s community sector (including grassroots groups, activists and organizations).
The journalist-coordinator would work in collaboration with CUTV members and staff to create and implement the pilot program, which will set the precedent and standard for future CUTV news coverage.
Time frame: 18 week contract, between November 23, 2020 and March 26, 2021
Hours and compensation: 35 hours/week, $25/hr
- 2 years+ experience in journalism
- Video production and camera skills
- French and English, spoken and written
- Proficiency with social media
- Experience and knowledge of movements for social justice
- Previous coverage of community sector, civic issues or grassroots activism in Montreal
- Knowledge of Montreal’s political institutions and government
- Experience leading trainings or workshops
How to Apply
Send your CV and a cover letter outlining your qualifications and what you see as the possibilities for a Montreal community news show, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “VIDEO JOURNALIST” in the subject line.
Deadline: November 21st, 12pm
Founded in 1969, Community University Television (CUTV), based at Concordia University in Montreal, is the oldest campus-based TV station in Canada. It has over 1000 active members, and provides support, training and equipment to independent video producers, both on and off campus. The station also has a mandate to provide independent grassroots coverage of underrepresented communities, movements and social issues in Montreal.