We're hiring a Summer Station Assistant.

Hello listeners and supporters. CHLY 101.7FM is again hiring a Summer Station Assistant through the Canada Summer Jobs grant program. Please pass this posting along to anybody between ages 15 and 30 years old, looking for a full time summer job from June 3rd to August 31st. This job is ideal for youths with an interest in broadcasting, podcasting, music, journalism, and youths with experience working with kids ages 10–14 for our upcoming Summer Radio Day Camp for youths.

Thanks in advance for encouraging applications!

Adam Barron, our 2018 Summer Station Assistant.

Adam Barron, our 2018 Summer Station Assistant.


This job is partially funded through a Canada Summer Job (CSJ) Grant. Applicants must:

  1. be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;

  2. be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment*; and,

  3. have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

The Summer Station Assistant will be working within a broadcast facility that provides a community service to its listeners. They will work with recording and editing audio, assist with social media, work in a broadcast booth, and assist with CHLY’s first Summer Radio Camp for youths.


  • The applicant is ideally currently pursuing an education in Broadcasting, Media Studies, Business, a related field, or has displayed a previous keen interest in CHLY 101.7FM.

  • Passionate about / experience with campus / community or public radio; audio production skills (hardware and software).

  • Professional oral, written, digital, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.

  • The applicant ideally has some experience working with kids ages 10–14.


The applicant will work with a small team in a non-profit broadcasting environment:

  • To write and record public service announcements (PSAs) for local music, arts, and cultural events in the community, as well as creating and updating PSAs to promote the station’s shows, programs, and activities;

  • Assist in day-to-day activities of the station: answering phones, emails, assisting volunteers, etc;

  • Assist in updates to the website, eg: events calendar, show pages, etc;

  • Assist staff with social media to promote the station’s shows, programs, and activities. EG: posting the CHLY Song of the Day from the !earshot Top 50 Charts;

  • Assist in and/or take a leadership role in the creation of show collectives for Vancouver Island University Students and volunteers. Writing guidelines, frameworks, job descriptions for volunteers and collective coordinators;

  • Assist in the creation of marketing materials to help promote the station at the VIU campus and in the broadcast range (Comox Valley to Cowichan Valley + Southern Sunshine Coast);

  • Assist in tabling at events in the community to promote the station;

  • Assist the Workshop and Summer Camp Coordinator in the execution and planning of CHLY's Summer Radio Daycamp through July and August;

  • Assist the Workshop and Summer Camp Coordinator in the supervision of the Summer Daycamp participants;

  • Assist in and/or take a leadership role in editing the content produced by the Summer Daycamp participants.


  • Will report to the Executive Coordinator (EC) of CHLY and receive mentoring and direction from them and other staff.

  • Will report to the Workshop and Summer Camp Coordinator in regards to the Summer Radio Camp for Youths.

  • EC, junior staff, and station volunteers will provide on-site, hands on training on station equipment.

Compensation: Rate of pay is $14.50/hr based on 30 hours/week.

Send resume with cover letter by Friday May 15th, 2019 to:
jesse.woodward@chly.ca cc: tanis.dagert@viu.ca, Subject line: CHLY Hiring Committee CSJ.

Official start date: June 3rd 2019.

Official end date: August 31st 2019.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. CHLY is an equal opportunity employer.