GroundWire National Coordinator

Organization Name: 
Groundwire News

GroundWire ( is a collaborative community radio news program on-air
since 2008. This award-winning 29-minute radio show carries headlines, reports, features and
short documentaries from independent and community radio journalists. Aired biweekly, GW is a
reliable, high-quality newscast, dedicated to grassroots coverage offering progressive
perspectives on issues that engage local and national audiences. GW’s priority is to connect
diverse communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast and encourage self-representation. The GW
National Coordinator is responsible for the distribution and syndication of GW, including
organizing and facilitating GW’s production calendar, coordinating headlines and features
production, developing GW’s website, facilitating trainings, and conducting outreach. This
position will provide skills in community journalism, social justice news, media education,
communication, research, and advocacy as well as knowledge of community radio broadcasting
practices, policies, and laws in Canada.
● The student applicant may be currently pursuing an education in Journalism,
Broadcasting, Radio, Media Studies, Communication or a related field, and/or has an
interest or background in community radio news, community organizing, and/or
community media;
● Professional oral, written, digital, and interpersonal communication skills;
● Excellent organizational and time-management skills;
● Experience with editing software (Audacity or Adobe), social media (Facebook, Twitter)
and blog platforms (Wordpress);
● Audio editing skills and experience producing headlines and features for radio news as
● Experience working with volunteers;
● Strong proofreading skills;
● Familiarity with collaborative and anti-oppression work;
● Fluent bilingualism in French and English an asset.
GW prioritizes the unique contributions that individuals from marginalized and oppressed
communities bring to our organization. We encourage all applicants to describe the unique

contributions they, as individuals with diverse experiences, would bring to GW in their cover
letter or resume.
Please indicate clearly in your cover letter that you would like to be considered for Employment
Equity and you are encouraged but not required, to self-identify if you are part of marginalized
and oppressed communities that include, but are not limited to, Indigenous peoples, women,
visible/racialized minorities, persons with disabilities, immigrant, and lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, queer and 2-spirited persons.

How to Apply: 
Application:​ By May 28, 2018, send your CV and cover letter to with “GW National Coordinator (CSJ)” in the subject line.
Closing Date: 
Mon, 2018-05-28