December  14, 2019
  New Media





Community Radio Trainer

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Community Radio Trainer REF#: JG30826
Journalists for Human Rights
Location: , Ontario
Posted: November 18, 2019


The journalism trainer will spend eight weeks working in Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation training community members in media production and media literacy. The community’s expressed goal for this training is the establishment of a regular programming on the local community radio station. The trainer work with interested community members and students on utilizing the radio equipment, developing radio content and programming and skills. The journalism trainer’s role is as an educator, not as an embedded journalist reporting from the community placement.
  • Complete pre-departure training with JHR staff to orient themselves in the program and prepare for their time in community. 
  • Spend eight weeks living and working in Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation. 
  • Work with community members, who have demonstrated an interest in developing skills in journalism and radio production through on-the-job training, mentorship and workshops. 
  • Host community-wide forums on relevant topics on media and media literacy. 
  • Work to establish a sustainable system for regular community radio programming to be broadcast throughout and after the 8 week placement has ended. 
  • Conduct ‘train the trainer’ workshops which ensures that at least one community member has the skills to train others once the journalism trainer has left the community. 
  • Develop and share community specific lesson plans and content for workshops and other training activities. 
  • Conduct regular monitoring and evaluation to track program progress and success via surveys and evaluation forms. 
  • Maintain regular communication with JHR management, write monthly reports tracking all project progress and write monthly blog posts for


To be considered for this position, you must be eligible to work in Canada.
  • A degree or diploma in journalism or media production, or related experience. A focus on radio programming will be considered an asset.
  • A minimum of two years experience working in media/in journalism.
  • Experience in radio news, podcasting, and/or audio production.
  • Experience in mentorship/training/education.
  • Experience working with and/or in Indigenous communities in Canada.
  • A thorough understanding of Indigenous topics and human rights in Canada.
  • Comfortable with and/or experience working remotely and in an isolated location.
  • Enthusiastic, self-directed, motivated, team player who is a good communicator.
  • Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Remuneration: In consideration of the Services provided, JHR shall pay to the Trainer a total fee of $2,150 per month (4 week period). It is anticipated that the Trainer will use a portion for: $1,000 per month for food; and $150 per month for local transportation. JHR will arrange and pay for housing for the duration of the Trainer’s contract and arrange and cover all associated costs with the Trainer’s travel to and from the community at the start and end of the contract.
A basic equipment kit and monthly workshop budget will also be provided.
Please note, interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
We thank all applicants for applying but only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Please send a cover letter (stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board) and resume to


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