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Public Affairs/Spoken Word Coordinator

Application Deadline: September 6, 2016

The Spoken Word Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of Spoken Word programming. Spoken word programming includes public affairs, news, arts coverage, multicultural and related programming. S/He works closely with other staff and volunteers, including the Programming Coordinator and Programming Committee to fulfill this objective. The Coordinator facilitates the goals of Spoken Word volunteers and ensures access to the necessary tools to accomplish these goals. The Coordinator acts as a resource for volunteers by offering training and support in producing Spoken Word content and related departmental activities.
21 hours per week (3 days).

Full Posting:

Public Affairs/Spoken Word Coordinator (pdf)

Please review the job description and submit a cover letter and resume to apply.

Questions: call the Station Manager at 778 782-3727 voicemail x3


Volunteer Opportunities

CJSF is looking for people to help out on a variety of shows. Here are some key opportunities but there are many more. Come to an Orientation or contact the Program Coordinator or Spoken Wrod Coordinator for more information about these opportunities.

Toast & Jams

Toast & Jams is CJSF’s morning radio show - talk and music to get listeners out of bed and into work, or school, or wherever their morning takes them. Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9AM to 10AM, the hosts of Toast & Jams prepare and present a wide variety of radio content - pre-recorded interviews, spoken word segments, their favorite songs, and of course, witty banter. This time slot is the perfect entry point to the world of hosting a show on CJSF, acting as a crash course in all things community radio.

Intra Venus

Intra-Venus is a show produced by women, for women, tackling issues ranging from feminist theory to the arts to gender politics and more! The show airs music, discussions and spoken word content dealing with issues affecting women every Thursday from 4-5PM.

World Community Forum

World Community Forum is a weekly spoken-word show about politics at the local, regional and global level. Think globally and act locally by volunteering on this program that engages listeners in a discussion about the state of the world and the issues that affect it. Featuring live conversations, interviews and pre-recorded spoken word content, World Community Forum airs live every Thursday at 4PM.

Sustainable Futures

If you’re worried about the future of Planet Earth, concerned about the environment and eager to find solutions for the mounting ecological crisis, Sustainable Futures is the show for you! A weekly spoken-word show, Sustainable Futures tackles important issues regarding environmental, health and social sustainability through interviews with noted guests, recorded lectures, and documentary-style programming. Sustainable Futures airs live every Thursday at 2PM.

Start Your Own Show
Start your own show on CJSF! Play the music you want to hear and interview the people you want heard! Visit for station orientation times. You can get on air in only a couple weeks.  

Skills and Attributes

No experience is required; however, the following skills and attributes will be particularly helpful. If you don’t have these skills, but are interested in acquiring them, we can help you learn!

  1. Research: You’ll need to come up with story ideas, source guests and dig up background information.
  2. Interviewing: Writing your questions and conducting the interview itself. You may be getting stories straight from the source, so you’ll have to know how to ask the right questions!
  3. Technical radio and audio production skills : Record interviews or lectures, work the sound board for live shows, and edit recorded materials into pre-prepared content.

Send questions, comments and résumes to our Programming Coordinator, David Swanson ( or (778) 782-4423 or come by the station, TC 216
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C.



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