Project Co-Manager, Podcast (3 Roles) - Canadian Civil Liberties Association

Oct 04, 2020
Toronto, Ontario
Are you passionate about social justice? If you have an interest or background in journalism, audio production, or storytelling, we want you! 
 
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) is a human rights organization committed to helping marginalized groups and individuals by fighting for equality and justice at a national level. We have recently fought against the solitary confinement of youth and mentally ill people, challenged forced political speech in Ontario, and are one of only two organizations fighting the religious symbols ban in Quebec. Since 1964, we have relied on activists, donors, and volunteers to help us defend the rights of hundreds of thousands of individuals across the country. 
 
Our volunteer-led podcast will align with the history and goals of CCLA in an effort to raise awareness and educate on relevant Charter-related issues. Each episode will focus on a separate issue, bringing on a guest who is advocating for meaningful change or experiencing injustices themselves. 
 
We are looking for a dedicated volunteer passionate about equity who is well versed on the intersectional factors and issues affecting people across Canada, whether that be racial profiling, protecting queer rights, welcoming refugees, etc. 
 
The Roles: 
  • Project Co-Manager, Editing and Tech
  • Project Co-Manager, Marketing and Communications
  • Project Co-Manager, Research and Reporting Lead
Required: 
  • A commitment to CCLA’s mission and a deep understanding of social justice issues coupled with a passion for helping people.
  • Must be resourceful, reliable, organized, and have great time management skills.
  • Good oral communications and the ability to maintain positive relationships with donors, guests, staff, and other volunteers. 
  • Ability to attend multiple video meetings each week and take legible notes as a record of discussion
  • Scheduling volunteer interviews, staffing and onboarding
  • Quick response time with emails
  • An understanding or ease of learning podcast distribution tools such as PodBean, Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
  • Familiar with or interest in learning analytics tools
  • An understanding or ease of learning audio editing software and a grasp on file storage/delivery (compression, uploading, downloading, sharing, file types and compatibility). Ability to lead our Jr. and Sr. editors into creating a cohesive episode.
  • An ability to understand the holistic process of the podcast, be a creative thinker and a proactive problem solver
  • We are hoping for a three-month commitment and an up to 25-hour commitment per week
  • Experience creating social media graphics and promotional content using Canva or another program.
  • Ability to edit, proof-read, and fact-check research, interview questions, and episode stories as well as coming up with episode and guest ideas.
Recommended:
  • Experience in team or project management
  • An understanding or ease of podcast production tools such as Reaper and Audio Hijack 
  • Familiarity and ability to troubleshoot with Zoom, Google Calendar, Google Meet, Microsoft Outlook, SharePoint, Skype
You do not need to be located in Toronto, as the work will be remote for the foreseeable future. This is a part-time, weekday opportunity that requires a 3-month commitment. If you have any questions or wish to apply, please contact us by email at podcast@ccla.org with the subject line Podcast Manager Application and the position you are applying to, please include a resume with relevant experience and a short cover letter.  
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