GroundWire National Coordinator Application due June 1st


Unique Six-month Volunteer Opportunity in National Community Radio News with the National Campus and Community Radio Association

The GroundWire Project is Canada’s national campus and community news program. The 29-minute radio show features headlines, reports, features and short documentaries from independent and community radio journalists. Produced biweekly, GroundWire is a high-quality newscast, dedicated to grassroots coverage offering progressive perspectives on issues that engage a national audience. GroundWire’s priority is to connect diverse communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast and encourage self-representation by focusing on content that shares in the ethics of human rights activism, equity, labour rights, democratic communication, information exchange and progressive political and social policy.

With this volunteer position, the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA) and GroundWire offer an excellent opportunity to network at a national level with community media journalists across Canada. Community radio journalists have gone on to work in not-for-profit management, public policy, public relations and GroundWire alumni have been published in forums such as The Dominion Paper; Broken Pencil, Our Times, Briarpatch, and Democracy Now. GroundWire’s partners include Accessible Media Inc and the Canadian University Press.


Qualifications -Background in community organizing and/or community media -Audio editing skills an asset -Excellent time management skills -Experience working with volunteers -Experience in online content management and social media -Strong proofreading -Proven news judgment -Familiarity with collaborative work


Distro -Check audio quality and final mix from producer -Posting, GW Blog, Dominion and Media co op sites. -Sending release announcement to listervs -Updating facebook and twitter accounts

Meeting and Minutes -Coordinate Tuesday headline team meetings -Coordinate monthly steering meetings -Post minutes to the wikispace

Pitch Sorting Pile -Checking GW pitches -Choose accepted pitches in consult with the producing station

Prod Calendar -Solicit new producers for the coming months -Update and send the calendar every three months -Outreach/recruiting new stations to broadcast GW and host production

Hours -Flexible: approx. 12 hours a week -Some weekend and evening shifts

Where Combination of at home and at a local station. CKUT in Montreal!

Supervision You will interact with the GroundWire’s Steering Committee, through regular reports and meetings. Depending on the location of your internship, a steering member may be available for in-person supervision.

Website GroundWire

Application Send CV and cover letter to with GW NATIONAL COORDINATOR in the subject. The deadline is June 1, 2013, with the position set to start June 11. This is a volunteer, unpaid position.

Groundwire Coordination Team